Dorothy M. Johnson of Branford died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 11, 2012. She is the wife of Kenneth E. Johnson of Branford. She is survived by her children, Karen J. Downing (husband Kenneth) and Kenneth H. Johnson, both of Branford; her grandchildren, Kenny and Chris Downing, and her sisters, June Howe of Washington and Coreen Scalesse of North Haven. She is also survived by her Goddaughter Betty Forsberg of Branford. She was predeceased by her son Dale Johnson and her brother Harold Millett.
Dorothy was born in Lewiston, Maine on July 29, 1937, a daughter of Harold F. and Muriel F. Blossom Millett. She owned and operated Helping Hands Home Service in Branford for many years. She was an avid bowler and a long time Branford resident. Her family wishes to give special thanks to Marie Paolillo, Perry Steichen, and Sharon Massella for all their help and support.
Funeral services and burial will be private. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford is in care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St. East Hartford, CT 06108-3272 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.