Obituary: Diane Marie Johnson


NAUGATUCK — Diane Marie Johnson, 66, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at her home in Naugatuck surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born in Bridgeport to the late Robert and Shirley (Weaver) Johnson, Sr.

Diane was a certified nurse’s aide, manager of Barker’s Linen Department, worked for Town Fair and owned the Snack Bar there. She loved her cat “Momma.”

Diane is survived by her sisters, Linda K. Dozier of Naugatuck and Karen B. Johnson of Stratford; aunt, Sally Lou Turner of Cromwell; longtime dear friends, Loretta Caserta and Clifton Young; special friends, Amanda “Love Bug” Bedat, David Bedat, John and Renee Bedat. Diane referred to John as “the son she never had.” She was predeceased by her brother, Robert E. Johnson, Jr. and half-sister, Catherine Dewald.

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church, 208 Meadow St., Naugatuck on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. Arrangements have been entrusted to Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect, CT 06712.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Diane’s honor to the ASPCA at or the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.

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