Margaret "Peggy" Johnson

July 4, 1922April 18, 2013
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Margaret “Peggy” Johnson, 90, beloved wife of the late Verner Johnson, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 4, 1922 in East Hartford to the late Robert and Barbara (McMahon) Russell. After graduating East Hartford High School, Peggy met her husband while working at Pratt & Whitney and together they raised their children in East Hartford. She was employed by R.C. Knox Insurance Co. before her retirement. Peggy was a loving wife and mother who cherished time spent with her family, especially her great-grandson Jax. She was an active member of the Emblem Club and the New Covenant United Methodist Church. She enjoyed going to BINGO and knitting beautiful baby sweaters and other gifts. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Peggy is survived by her son Mark and Laura; her daughter Sheila Kush of Nebraska; her grandchildren, Jason, Tammy, Todd, Heather and Patrick and her many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and her dear friends the Campbell family. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Robert, Gordon, Ella, Kenneth and Jack. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 6 to 8pm, at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, at 10am, at the funeral home, friends and family are welcome to gather at 9am. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. To visit Peggy’s online tribute and leave a condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Margaret "Peggy" Johnson

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Scott Campbell

May 1, 2013

Mark and Family,

Peggy was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed by the Campbell family. I have so many good memories of Peggy. She would always knit my family hats and mittens. She will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick & Lorna Bolduc

April 23, 2013

Mark & Family,
We are very sorry for you and your family's loss. We only knew your mother from the stories you told about your times (and Laura's) with her but it was nonetheless enough to know you were close to her and that she was a special person.

Brenda Knickerbocker

April 22, 2013

I really enjoyed knowing Peggy through Emblem. She loved my Carrot Cake. I wish I had brought it to her more.

Nadeen Donofrio

April 22, 2013

Mark, Jason & family may you have peace during this time of sorrow & remember all the good times. My heart goes out to you.

Norm & Kathy Cattanach

April 21, 2013

As another long time Village family, she will be missed by many. Always a warm smile for everyone she met. Growing up we "all" knew one another . . . as she was more to me and a few others then just another mother, she was also a "Den Mother" when I was in the "Cub Scouts" (remember Mark?). She was one of the people (& Families) that made the Village a very special place growing up . . . 50 years ago. You will be truly remembered.

carol pilkin

April 21, 2013

sorry on the loss of your mother grandmother great grandmother she will be missed by all. margaret and vern lived in mayberry village for a long time her passion was knitting and making things for the emblem craft fair and the local hospitals. and her passion to mark and her grand son jason they will miss her the most and her dear friends the cambles who paled around together for years. may god find comfort in your loss

Angela Drouin

April 20, 2013

Dear Mark & Family,
It has been an honor to work with you. Through your eyes I can see what a truly special woman Peggy was and how much you loved her. Thank you for sharing your memories with me.
Best regards,
Angela Drouin, Funeral Director