Cynthia A. Johnson

August 12, 1947March 20, 2020

Cynthia Ann Johnson passed away on March 20, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with leukemia. She was born on August 12, 1947 in Amsterdam, NY, graduated from Amsterdam High School and started a loving family. She raised three active boys throughout their lives in Guilford, CT, Wappingers Falls, NY, Clifton Park, NY, and finally settling in Atlanta in 1993.

Cynthia practiced as a paralegal in Albany, NY and Atlanta, GA after graduating with an associate degree from Mildred Elley. However, her life was unselfishly dedicated to raising her family, especially her three sons.

After raising her boys, she was thrilled to have two granddaughters to spoil with lavish Easter baskets, American Girl dolls, and way too many Christmas presents. Some of her favorite times with her grandchildren included watching baking competition shows, eating out for lunch, and singing along to the radio for carpool karaoke. Cynthia also loved to travel back to upstate New York during the summer to spend time with her siblings, cousins, and friends. When not spending time with her family, she was an avid reader.

She is survived by her children Donald (Jennifer), Gregory, and Brian; brother Frank Gerardi; sister Linda Perrone; granddaughters Kathryn and Emily; goddaughter and niece Lori Fairbanks, nephew Michael Perrone and numerous beloved cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or The American Cancer Society.


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Jennifer Hartigan Ziskin

March 25, 2020

To Cynthia's Loving Family ~ My sincere condolences to all as you remember, miss and celebrate the life of this lovely woman. I have known Cynthia since the 9th grade, and we remained good friends throughout high school. My favorite memories are the trips that Cynthia and I used to take to Albany ("the big city") when my mother worked for New York State, and she would let us come to work with her rather than attend school that day, as we "needed to tour The Capital for Citizen Education Class"! What we did was enjoy the city, go and sit in a restaurant at lunch time, and think of ourselves as so very cosmopolitan! We always enjoying sharing that little secret (okay, Cynthia, we're finally busted!!!).
Thank you for letting me share my sentiments with you; and Cynthia, thanks for the memories!
Peace & Love,
Jennifer Hartigan Ziskin

Matt Bensley

March 23, 2020

I am extremely saddened to hear of Mrs. Johnson's passing. I had the pleasure of growing up with her son, Brian and from our first childhood "sleepover", I was treated as if I was family. Off the top of my head, one of my fondest childhood memories of "Cyn" was her putting the rest of us to shame, watching jeopardy!! Although our lives took us in different directions, years passed us by, I will never forget how much of a loving, caring mother she was.... She will certainly be dearly missed. My sincerest condolences go out to Don, Greg, Brian, the rest of her family, loved ones and everyone that had the pleasure to have known her....RIP, Mrs. Johnson....❤️🙏❤️🙏