Obituary for Charlotte E. Johnson
ROCKLAND – Charlotte E. Johnson, 89, died peacefully, at home, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Her loving daughter was at her side.
Born in Rockland, April 15, 1927, she was the daughter of Andrew Rosswell and Jennie Gladys Merrill Weymouth. She was educated locally attending Rockland High School.
Following high school, Charlotte married Carl Johnson on September 23, 1949 in Rockland. Together they bought their first home on Florence Street in Rockland, and lived there for over 50 years until his passing in 2002.
A hard worker her entire life, Charlotte was employed as a stitcher with Van Baalens for 25 years. She finished her career after 12 years at Schoolhouse Togs, retiring in 1989.
Charlotte loved to dance, an in earlier years often attended local dances with her husband at various dance halls including the Blue Goose in Northport.
She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.
Predeceased by her husband Carl in 2002; a daughter Linda S. Gilson; her siblings and their spouses, Evelyn and Elmer Merrifield, Elsie and Ralph Brackett, Mildred and Freddie Harjula, Viola and Carl Littlefield, Doris and Bernard Jackson, Sr., Andrew, Jr. and Christy Weymouth; and a son-in-law Ed McCorrison; Charlotte is survived by her children, Donald Johnson and his wife Vicki of Winslow, Arnold Johnson and his wife Jeanne of Colorado Springs, CO, Carla McCorrison of Rockland; her good friend Robert Watts, Jr. of Thomaston; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, David and Teanna Gilson of Wasilla, Alaska, Robert and Marie Gilson of Thomaston, Doug and Kristi Gilson of Lincolnville, Andrew and Jessica Gilson of Skowhegan, Christopher and Julie Johnson of Upton, MA, LoriAnn and Thomas Canavin of Chelsea, Heidi and Joel Neal of Rockland, Kevin and Amber Johnson, Jessica Rawlins all of Colorado Springs, CO, Michelle and Sam Hardy of Hope; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland where a celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Mark Adolphsen will officiate. Private interment at Rockville Cemetery will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare, 22 White Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.