Swan Funeral Home

1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT


Catherine E Johnson

September 11, 1953June 22, 2019

Catherine E. Johnson, 65, lately of Guilford, passed away peacefully June 22nd. She was predeceased by her father John G Johnson, and is survived by her mother Jean Ralph Johnson, brothers and sisters and their families: Thomas W Johnson (Anna) of Westminster, MD; Michael Wissenbach (Pam) of McCall, Idaho, Thomas Wissenbach (Pam) of Clinton, CT , Charles Johnson (Helga) of Stanfordville, NY; Robert Johnson of Old Saybrook, CT; Daniel Wissenbach of Poulsbo, WA, Susan Estabrook (Phillip) of Madison, CT; and Ann Whalen (Sean) of Reading, MA; numerous nieces and nephews, and family friend TJ Hawkes. Cathy graduated from Stoneleigh Burnham High School and later studied at the Harrogate Equestrian Centre, England. She was known for her love of horses and dogs, and spent many years breeding and showing specialty dogs. She was a past president of the Beaufort, SC Kennel Club. The love of her life was her pug Jake. Cathy looked forward to celebrating birthdays and enjoyed family gatherings, especially the Christmas holidays. Memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local animal shelter.


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Janet Rahn

July 6, 2019

So very sorry to hear the news of Cathy. We certainly had great times in Ridgeland playing and training dogs . Cathy adored those pugs and they always made her smile . My sincere condolences. Hugs to Jean .