Joan M. Johnson
Joan M. Johnson
CANAAN, N.H. — Joan Marie Johnson, 53, formerly of Rutland, Vt., died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, following a long illness.
She was born in Rutland, the daughter of David and Eleanor (Reynolds) Delpha.
She graduated from Rutland High School in 1979 and earned her MBA degree from the College of St. Joseph.
Mrs. Johnson was employed as the marketing and sales manager for Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for several years prior to retiring in 2008 due to failing health.
She was a volunteer for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire.
She enjoyed crafting, reading, traveling, music and playing cards.
Survivors include her husband, Paul D. Johnson of Canaan, whom she married June 29, 1996; her parents of Rutland; two sisters, Theresa Delpha of Livermore, Calif., and Patty Lozinski of Petersburgh, N.Y.; three brothers, Thomas Delpha of Morristown, N.J., Michael Delpha of New Milford, Conn., and Chris Delpha of Windsor Locks, Conn.; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Delpha, in 2010.
The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland, Vt., where friends may call from 1 p.m. prior to the service. A reception will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish America, 4742 North 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862 www.wish.org; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org.