Sonja E. Johnsen

March 4, 1943January 16, 2019

Sonja E. Johnsen, age 75 of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Royal Taber Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Ellinor (Tollefsen) Johnsen.

She was a longtime Fairhaven resident and a graduate of the Fairhaven High School, class of 1961. She was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment for 20 years. Sonja, enjoyed her family and extended family, she was a woman that was always ahead of her times and did things her way. She enjoyed listening to Elvis and eating her favorite food, a hot dog.

She is survived by several cousins and many good friends; To all the younger generation of the family she was known and loved as Tante Sonja

Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:00AM in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 17 Temple Place, Fairhaven, MA 02719.Relatives and friends are invited. Arrangements are in the care of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. To leave a note of condolence:



  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019


  • Burial Private

Sonja E. Johnsen

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Laura Sadowsky

January 21, 2019

Tante Sonja was a kind and caring person, I have fond memories from childhood of her coming over to the house and making Norwegian cookies. She was a kind soul and will be missed by everyone.

FredBell Barreiros

January 21, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss and want to convey our deepest condolences to the family. May she rest in eternal Peace.
Fred and Bel Barreiros

Kristen Henriques

January 20, 2019

Sonja was a dear family friend. She was the best friend to my late mother in law Janice henriques. Thanks for loving our family. We will really miss u.

All our love,

Kristen, Scott, ingrid and kate henriqued