Blanche M.'s Story
Blanche M. Johnson, 97, of Haverhill, died on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at her home after a short illness.
She was born in Haverhill, the daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Lang) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Haverhill, graduating from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1938.
Ms. Johnson worked for many years at Bixby’s Box Toe Firm. She moved and became office manager of Bartlett Egg Co. in Lawrence from where she retired in 1985.
Blanche was a member of All Saints Parish and belonged to the Ladies of St. Anne.
She enjoyed doing crafts, reading and solving crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed golfing at Crystal Springs and became the women’s golf champion for several years.
Following her retirement she traveled some, but her best vacation time was spent at a cottage on Sebago Lake where she went for several weeks for many years.
Blanche is survived by a sister, Dorothy Rose, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving her is her best friend, Gerry Ferronetti, and all the members of the Ferronetti family who treated Blanche as a member of their family.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, 120 Bellevue Ave. Haverhill, MA 01832, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  October 12, 2017