Gwendolyn Clegg Johnson

July 11, 1932November 28, 2013

Norwich-Gwendolyn Grace Johnson, 81, of Norwich, passed away on November 28, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born July 11, 1932 in Providence, RI to the late John and Eva Clegg. She married her husband Frederick W. Johnson Jr. in Pawtucket, RI. He predeceased her. She grew up in Riverside, RI with her five brothers Bob, John, Dick, Bill and Wally as well as her half sister Dorothy who all predecease her. She graduated from East Providence High School and was a member of the American Guild of Variety Artists in her youth. She spent most of her adult life in Norwich and Uncasville, CT until retiring to Florida. She moved back to Norwich to be with her family. She loved doing ceramics, sewing, gardening and socializing with friends. She belonged to the order of the Eastern Star, Sachem Chapter #57, American Legion Auxiliary and women of the Moose. She is survived by her sons Frederick W. Johnson III and his wife Claudette of Lisbon, CT., Robert F. Johnson and his wife Janet of Norwich, CT., three grandchildren Frederick W. Johnson IV of Griswold, CT., Kerri and Jillian Johnson of Norwich, CT and numerous nieces and nephews. A Masonic Service will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Avenue, Norwich. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to Hospice of S.E.C.T., 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the Johnson family.


  • Masonic Service Friday, December 6, 2013

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Hayley Coia

December 13, 2013

Wish I could have known you, but it's been wonderful getting to know my cousin Bob (your really kind son)!

December 5, 2013

Bob and Fred,
Through you we knew her. You have our sincere sympathy during this sorrowful time.
Crew of the Tug Mary Turecamo

Meredith Frost

December 4, 2013

Dearest Auntie,
I loved you very much and treasure our last conversations more than I can ever express. You hold a very special place in my heart for always. "So softly fades the gentle flower, like the solace of an hour." Love, Meredith Frances Frost, your loving neice.

December 2, 2013

So sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. We shared many great memories of our times in Florida with her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Jim and Carol Wilcox

Anne & Gil Milone

December 2, 2013

Fred, Claudette and family we are sorry for your loss.

December 2, 2013

Fred & Claudette, So sorry to hear about you loss.

Anne & Gil Milone

Eileen Starke

December 1, 2013

To Freddie, Bobby and your families. Gwen has been our friend for many years. She was a wonderful person and friend. She was always so positive and happy. At our last visit with her she was laughing and content, It was hard to believe what she was telling us about her health. Our blessings go out to all of the family.
Eileen, Roger Starke and our family

Laurie Behlke~Bailey

December 1, 2013

To The Johnson Family~We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gwen.I have very fond memories of picnics, parties,etc...with our families. She was alot of fun and always laughing. She was a wonderful lady! Rest in peace Gwendolyn.

Pat Buchert

December 1, 2013

I had visited Gwen about 2 weeks before her passing, We had such a Great visit, I was finally getting to know her a bit , I will miss you and My Blessings go out to her family, Remember she is always with you If you just keep her in your Heart, Believe she is watching from Heaven upon us all Rest In Peace!!! Pat