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George S. Johnson, 69

February 21, 2017


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — George Sanford Johnson, 69, of North Adams died on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Berkshire Medical Center.



He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on July 19, 1947, a son of the late Harry S. and Ruth (Warner) Johnson.



George lived in Becket, Mass., during his younger years, and attended Becket schools, as well as Wahconah and Pittsfield High School. He worked for several paper companies over the years, lastly with Crown Vantage.  He later worked for Cascade until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and playing cribbage.



George leaves his wife Teresa M. (Sears) Johnson, whom he married on May 17, 1969 in Williamstown. He also leaves two daughters, Christine and Sherry Johnson of North Adams; two sons, Daniel and James Johnson of North Adams; three sisters, Virginia Plude of Pittsfield, Marsha Sarno of Ashley Falls, Mass., and Priscilla Klien of Huntington, Mass.; two brothers, Harry D. Johnson of White River Junction, Vt., and Joseph Johnson of Pittsfield; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves his best friend for years, Robert Rogers, as well as Emily Collette.



He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry A. Johnson; and his grandson, Nickolas Burdick.



Funeral notice: A graveside service to celebrate the life of George Johnson will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Southview Cemetery in North Adams, Mass. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made In His Memory to the funeral home.



 




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