Lillian E. (Leach) Johnson, 91, longtime resident of Glastonbury, CT, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. She was the widow of William D. Johnson, who died in 1981. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by brothers Theodore, Frank (Red), and Raymond (Gabby), and sisters Helen Kocum, Gladys Johnson, Doris (Dolly) Kittle, and Joanne Cole.
Lillian is survived by her brother William, of Glastonbury, CT; Daughters, Karen Palmer and her husband Don, of Bolton, CT, and Kim Longo and her husband Steve, of Hebron, CT; Grandchildren, Kristina Hikade of Costa Mesa, CA, Allison Palmer of Manchester, CT, Julie DiDomenico and her husband Paul of Somerville, MA, Steve Longo, Jr. of Oyster Bay, NY, and Bill Longo of Hebron, CT; Step Great-Granddaughter Madeleine Hikade of Swansboro, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
Lillian was born in Glastonbury, April 7, 1927, and was a graduate of Glastonbury High School Class of 1945. Lillian worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years, being employed by Hartford National Bank, St. Paul’s Church, Dufford Construction and RMI. She also spent a dozen years as a stay-at-home mom, raising her two daughters.
Lil’s home was always the gathering place for her extended family, be it for holiday gatherings, or special family celebrations. Sunday dinners with her children and grandchildren were frequent, and her family will sorely miss her polish cooking and delicious homemade pies (and she made her own crust). One of her greatest pleasures was spending time with family and friends, and she always made everyone feel welcomed. She lived most of her life in the same neighborhood, until moving to Hebron, CT, in 2016 to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
Calling hours at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Avenue, Glastonbury, CT, Monday, February 25, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please meet directly at St. Paul’s Church, 2577 Main St, Glastonbury, CT, at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019 for a mass of Christian burial. Graveside services will immediately follow at Saint Augustine Cemetery, South Glastonbury, CT.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To extend online condolences and/or share a memory, please visit farleysullivan.com.