Margaret L. Johnson

Margaret JohnsonMargaret L. (Napoli) Johnson, 87, passed away on May 15th in Redmond, Washington. She was born on May 1929 in Seattle, Washington to Antonio and Assunta Napoli.
Margaret grew up in Seattle.

She graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle. After graduating she had a number of part time jobs and worked for over 9 years in the family business.

Margaret loved spoiling her husband Dan of 62 years and “loved every minute” of raising her children (and all of their friends).
She loved cooking and making her house a home.
She was very devoted to her parents and her sisters. She was a member of the “Order Sons of Italy in America” (Fedele – Seattle Lodge).

Margaret is survived by her children, daughter in laws and son in laws; Dan Johnson, Jr. (Lisa), Jeff Johnson (Jody), Joanne Cox (Mike), Margaret JohnsonRosie Rourke (Mike) and Sandie Swartout (Ty). Her (11) grandchildren; Danielle Armbruster (Wayne), Jessica Thody (Ryan), Bret Johnson (Jessie), Ryan Cox (Heather), Brandon Johnson, Nino Johnson, Lia Swartout, Luke Swartout, Alex Johnson, Jordan Rourke and Tony Rourke. Her (4) great grandchildren; Kelli Wiles, Cameron Thody, Natalie Thody and Cole Johnson. Many nieces, grand-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews that she loved as her own. Her brother-in-law Cliff McGerry.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Antonio & Assunta, sisters Rose McGerry, Elizabeth Branica, Carmela Napoli, her husband Dan Johnson, Sr. and daughter Toni Grimes.

A funeral service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church – 7045 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA. 98033 on June 9th, 2016 / Rosary at 10:00AM followed by funeral mass at 10:30. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at Holy Family Reception Hall after the funeral mass services. There will not be a Burial.

Margaret JohnsonIn lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to “The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America”. Condolences may be left on Margaret Johnson’s online guest book.

7 Responses to “Margaret L. Johnson”

  • Karen and Jim Duchaine says:

    Lia, thanks so much for sharing a little about your gramma’s life. It sounds like she made a wonderful home and made everything special for all of you. I know her special heart lives on in you and most likely others in your family. Hugs to you all.

  • Nancy Talbott says:

    Auntie Marge is now having fun with all of the friends and family that have gone before her. I will always love and miss you.

  • Lynn M. Martin says:

    Dear Johnson family, I am sure your loss is overwhelming and difficult to believe. Your Mom, Grandma,Aunt,was a wonderful,kind, loving, generous,fun and sweet woman! She will be in your hearts and thoughts forever. My sincerest sympathy to all. Rest in Peace Marge. I hope you are dancing in Heaven!

  • Connie says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of your much loved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, May she rest in peace.

    From Connie Bandirea and all your Australian relatives.

  • Lisa Banks Patterson says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom.

  • Dianne Jones says:

    My Aunt Marge
    I have always loved and admired my Aunt Marge. From the time she first met my Uncle Dan, I thought she was the most beautiful and nicest person I had ever met.

    When they started to date “steady” Margie was so nice to me. She would let me go on walks with her and my Uncle Dan (I am sure they wanted to be alone, but she never made me feel like I was barging in on their private moments).

    I was the oldest of their nieces and nephews so I was always very close to them. My Aunt Marge was only 15 years older than me.

    When I was dating and thought I was in love, my Aunt Marge invited me and my boyfriend to dinner. It was very fancy, great Italian food, wine and after-dinner drinks! I thought this was really “neat” and they were my “ideal couple.”

    When I was married and had my first baby, I wanted my Aunt Marge to be Denise’s godmother.

    My Aunt Marge was so kind and thoughtful. I will never forget how she visited my mom daily in the hospital, giving her comfort as she was dying from cancer. Aunt Marge walked up 15 flights of stairs to the oncology floor to visit my mom because Aunt Marge was afraid of elevators.

    Thank you Aunt Marge for loving my Uncle Dan and our family. You are truly a person that I love and admire. You mean a lot to me and always have.

    Your Grateful Niece,

    Memories of Aunt Marge
    Wonderful Italian Cook
    Great Role Model as a Wife and Mother
    Kindness and Caring
    Banana Cake – Yum!
    Son’s of Italy New Year’s Parties
    Camping trips with them when I was married
    When I was a little girl, getting to go with my Aunt Marge when she stocked greeting cards and then on to Mrs. Napoli’s for lunch
    Her Beauty – Inside and Out!

    Aunt Marge,
    I could write a book about you. You have inspired me in so many ways. I love you and Uncle Dan.

  • Cathy Croce Volpone says:

    Dear Joanne,
    I was so sad to hear about the loss of your mom. She was always so kind.

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