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Marian M. Johnson

Obituary for Marian M. Johnson

February 8, 1946 - May 3, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 72

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister


Marian M. Johnson, 72, of McHenry, passed away on May 3, 2018 surrounded by her family at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington

Marian, also affectionately known as Mimi or Mugsy, was born in Waukegan, IL
on February 8, 1946. She grew up in a military family and lived throughout
the United States and Europe. She enjoyed spending summers on the family
farm in Wauconda with her cousins. Marian graduated from Illinois State
University in 1968 with a degree in Education. She became an English teacher
at Grant High School in Fox Lake, IL. There she met a fellow teacher, Greg
Johnson, playing cards in the teachers' lounge. They were married on
February 7, 1970 and celebrated 48 years of marriage this year. Marian
dedicated her life to mothering her four children while also teaching CCD
and working in the Parish Office at St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was an
avid reader, enjoyed travelling, watching sports, and playing slots,
especially when they were hot. Marian's greatest joy was taking big family
vacations and spending time with her grandchildren, Gavin, Owen, Braden,
Summer, Ryland, and Millie Johnson.

Marian is survived by her husband, Greg Johnson, her children, Brian (Lucia)
Johnson of Lindenhurst, Christy Brown of Woodstock, Amanda Johnson of
Prairie Grove and Kevin (Julie) Johnson of McHenry, her sister, Nancy
Mugerditchian of Gurnee and her brother, Vernon (Debbie) Mugerditchian of
Warner-Robins, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and
Marian Mugerditchian, and her son-in-law, Scott Brown.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at
Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Lane, McHenry, IL 60050. A funeral
mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 3500 Washington Street, McHenry, IL 60050. Inurnment will
follow in the churchyard cemetery.

Marian was an advocate for organ donation. She has enhanced the lives of
others in death through organ donation. Please consider honoring Marian's
memory by registering to be an organ donor at
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Marian's honor may be made to The Society
of St. Vincent de Paul - St. Patrick's, 3500 Washington St., McHenry, IL
60050, St. Mary's, Holy Apostles, and St. John's.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • C/O St. Patrick's Church
    3500 Washington St.
    McHenry, IL 60050

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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