Deborah E. Johanson
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Londonderry, NH - Deborah E. Johanson (née Leach) died surrounded by her loved ones on November 24, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 62.
Born in Lawrence, MA on September 17, 1957 to parents John Leach and Edna Mae (Rostron) Leach, she graduated with her BS in Medical Technology from North Adams State College, worked as a Medical Technologist at Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell, MA for over 25 years, and finished her career with the VA Hospital.
Deb was loved by many. She could fill any room with a sense of calm, thanks to her strong-willed and fearless personality. Her quiet demeanor would always surprise you as she cracked a witty joke and filled that same room with joyous laughter.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Johanson of Londonderry, NH, their two beloved daughters, Heather Wilson and husband Chuck of Washington, D.C., Hilary Bradley and husband Anthony of Lowell, MA and countless other friends and family.
A celebration of life will be held on December 14, 2019 at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH 03104 from 10am - 12pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Community Hospice House of Merrimack, NH at or 800-887-5973.
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Published on December 8, 2019


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Cathy (Heafey) Murphy
Dec 10, 2019
Heather and Hilary, and Ron, I grew Up with Debbie since third grade. Her mom was our Girl Scout leader all the way to high school. I live in Pennsylvania so I am not able to get to the service but I wanted to send my condolences. Every once in a while when I was home visiting your mom and I would get together for lunch or dinner. She spoke very highly of your family and she was very proud of everybody and all that you have accomplished. I loved her and I will miss her and my prayers are with you and your family.
Robin Callery
Dec 09, 2019
Debbie was a very special person. I will miss her very much. Prayers to family and friends.