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Lois Margareta Johnson, 89, of Pompton Plains, N.J., formerly of Beverly, Mass., died Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Born and raised in Worcester, Mass., Lois was the daughter of Edwin and Greta Johanson.
While working in town following graduation, she met Edmund Johnson, who was studying at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The two fell in love and married, and together set out on a lifetime filled with adventure, family, and community involvement.
Edmund’s job as a civil engineer, and a shared love of travel, brought them to lands all over the world, and the couple took every opportunity to live and experience faraway cultures.
Though home was Beverly, Mass., where they raised a daughter, they were able to travel to all seven continents, and visited countless countries.
Lois was also devoted to her community, and contributed actively to the Maple Street Congregational Church and the former Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers, Mass.
She was passionate about access to quality healthcare for the community, thus she spent countless hours fundraising for the Hunt Aide Society, which led to years in the role of trustee for the hospital.
Though far off lands and new sites were always drawing Lois and Edmund away from the states, Stowe, Vt., remained a vacation “home base” for them for many years.
Ed and Lois enjoyed starting each new year with friends and family, sharing the fireworks, food, and outdoor activities at the Trapp Family Lodge.
Lifetime members of the Jubilee Yacht Club, Lois and Ed also loved time spent on their sailboat, whether day-tripping around Cape Ann or cruising the Maine coast. Lois was always delighted to whip up a lobster dinner in the galley.
Those who were lucky enough to spend time with Lois, know she never let misfortune or disability get in the way of her goals. She was a remarkable woman who continues to inspire her family, and will be lovingly remembered by those who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter, Sally Daly and her husband, Thomas; her grandchildren, Aiden, Ailis, and Keiran; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edmund, in 2013.
A memorial service will be held July 10, at 1 p.m. at Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains, N.J.
Published on  July 5, 2017
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