Dorothy L. (Hawthorne) Johnson


Dorothy L. (Hawthorne) Johnson, 84, of Warwick, passed away peacefully with family at her side at Cedar Crest Nursing Home in Cranston on Friday, October 15, 2021. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy (Confreda) Hawthorne. She was the loving wife of the late Eugene W. Johnson. Dorothy worked as a secretary and in customer service for the F.W. Woolworth Company until her retirement. Always hardworking and determined, she continued to work in accounting even into her retirement. A three-time cancer survivor, Dorothy was a hero to many. She was admired for her strength and determination in the face of adversity. She loved to travel and to socialize with others. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched. She is survived by her beloved children, Lori J. Piscopio (Joseph) of Warwick and Michael E. Johnson (Molly) of Cambridge, MA, her brother, Frederick Hawthorne of Henderson, NV, her grandchildren, Emily Lincoln of Santa Cruz, CA and Henry Johnson-Cramer of Rohnert Park, CA, and many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

She was the sister of the late Albert Hawthorne and William Hawthorne. Her Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. Interment followed at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to: American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, are greatly appreciated.