Dorothy (Dottie) Lawson Johnson

Published on Monday, 19 February 2018 20:30


Dorothy (Dottie) Lawson Johnson, a resident of Bristol since 1953, died on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Jerome Home in New Britain.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Thomaston on May 24, 1929, the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Elsie Kiesel Lawson. She was one of three children, attended local schools in the town of Plymouth and on June 20, 1953, Dorothy married William C. Johnson, who predeceased her in 2005 after 52 years of marriage. The Johnsons became residents of Bristol following their marriage.

Dorothy was both a homemaker and an employee of The Wallace Barnes Corp. and later The Fletcher-Terry Co., from which she retired in 1994. Dottie and Bill were longtime members of the First Congregational Church of Bristol. They enjoyed nature, bird watching, and gardening. Both were animal lovers, and over the years rescued and cared for many cats.

Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her sister, Lorraine Lawson Lasnier. She is survived by her brother, Samuel Lawson Jr. of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., as well as several nieces.

Services will be held at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT 06010 on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Funk Funeral Home, prior to the service, between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Dottie’s memory may be made to The Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111, 1-800-665-1478, email .

Please visit Dorothy’s memorial website at .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 19 February 2018 20:30. Updated: Monday, 19 February 2018 20:32.