Joyce Prescher Johnson, 83, of Harwinton, CT and Sebastian, FL, beloved wife of Niles Arthur Johnson, passed away peacefully in her home after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 23, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Southington, October 13, 1932, Joyce was the daughter of the late Dr. Adolph Rexroth Prescher and Lois Brooks Prescher of Southington.
Joyce was a graduate of the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, MA. She loved to spend time with her husband of almost 65 years and her beloved family, who will miss her dearly. She had a deep passion for the game of golf and was very involved with her church, Harwinton Congregational Church, where she sang in their choir. Joyce and Art enjoyed many winters in FL with friends.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter Deborah Walonoski and her husband Mark of Southington; her son Mark and his wife Mary of Harwinton; her son Karl and his wife Sandra of Harwinton; her son Paul of Harwinton; her ten grandchildren: Kirstin, Kara, Amy, Lorin, Nissa, Jack, Connor, Ian, Jason, and Heather; ten great grandchildren: Sara, Ryan, Mark, Sage, Grady, Kayla, Emma, Ethan, Elliot, and Alexander; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her sister Rhoda Swain, grandson Eric Johnson and daughter-in-law Dawn Johnson.
Calling hours are Wednesday, March 30, from 4-7 PM at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield. Funeral is Thursday, March 31, at 10:30 AM at the Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Litchfield Rd, Harwinton. Burial is at the family’s convenience.
In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Lithchfield Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791 or to Foothills VNA, Inc., 32 Union St, Winsted, CT 06098 in Joyce’s memory.