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Lena (Giandomenico) Johnson

Lena (Giandomenico) Johnson, 91, formerly of Cable Gardens, Ipswich and wife of the late Ivar W. Johnson, died Friday August 21, 2009 in the Seaview Retreat in Rowley following her brief illness.

Born in Walpole December 30, 1917, daughter of the late Louis and Philomena (DiBeridino) Giandomenico, she was a 1935 graduate of the Walpole public schools. As a young woman she was employed as a bookkeeper by the Kendall Mills of Walpole. Married in 1949, the Johnsons made their home and raised their family in Framingham, later moving to Sherborn, and in 2002  relocated to Cable Gardens in Ipswich.

She and her late husband were avid golfers and social dancers, enjoying their many weekends at Lake Pearl in Wrentham.  She was a lifelong Red Sox fan, home flower gardener, and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Mrs. Johnson was a longtime communicant of St. Stephens Church in Framingham where she was a member of the St .Stephens Sodality and their bowling league, and served as a volunteer at their school library, and was later a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church in Sherborn.

She is survived by a son, Walter Johnson and his wife Betsy of Ipswich; a daughter, Cynthia Ames and her husband Jon of Los Angeles, CA; two grandchildren, Katherine and Emma Johnson both of Ipswich; a sister, Lucy Metcalf of Walpole and many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Richard, Stephen, Daniel and Concetta Giandomenico all formerly of Walpole.

Her Funeral Service will be held Monday August 31, 2009 at 10 am in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich followed by  a committal service at 2 pm in the St. Francis Cemetery, Walpole.  Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Framingham Heart Study, c/o American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701


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