Obituary of Grace L. Johnson
Grace Lorraine Johnson was recently called home to her Heavenly Fathers Kingdom. She passed away peacefully on July 26 with family at her side. Lorraine is now reunited with the love of her life, husband of 60 years Bob Johnson, and her many friends and family that have preceded her. While she led a full life, the past few years have been especially challenging. She accepted these challenges gracefully and was positive with those around her. She was quick to make friends regardless of the circumstances and was always prepared to share her "wit and wisdom" with those around her. Her family is grateful that she shared with us that she was prepared to be reunited with her Lord and Savior and those from her past. She was truly at peace. Lorraine recently resided in Columbus, OH near her son's family. Her last few years were spent between Ohio and New Jersey, but she was a lifelong resident of Binghamton's West side and remained faithful to her roots to the very end. She is preceded in death by her parents Herman Carros, Susan (Kennelly) Carros, brothers Jim Carros, George Carros, and sister Jean Connerton. She is survived by her sons William (Christina) Johnson, Columbus, OH; James (Colette) Johnson Whitehouse Station, NJ; grandsons Andy (Alyssa) Johnson, Dublin, OH; Mike (Rachel) Johnson, Indianapolis, IN; Matt Johnson, Columbus, OH; Kevin and Dan Johnson Whitehouse Station, NJ; Granddaughter Annie Johnson Whitehouse Station, NJ and four great grandchildren. As a graduate of Binghamton Central HS class of 1946, she was active in sorority and the business club. Upon graduation Lorraine accepted a secretarial position with Ansco where she was employed until she was married. She was blessed with two sons and remained home to faithfully raise them until they were approaching their high school years. When she returned to the work force, she was employed by the Binghamton City Schools. She served in a variety of roles in both the school buildings and ultimately in Administration as an assistant to the Superintendent. Her family was fortunate to travel every year on vacations and regional trips and Bob and Lorraine loved to travel on their own. After retirement they traveled extensively visiting their immediate and extended family out of state and they made frequent trips to Las Vegas, Florida and Europe with friends and family. She loved to reminisce about the "good old days," especially from her time spent living on Sumner Avenue and Matthews Street. Lorraine was for many years a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas and was active serving her community at bingo, the "turkey parties," Rosary Society and various parish committees. In later years she and Bob were active with the St. John Vianney Club at St. Patrick's which afforded them the opportunity to meet new friends and serve the community socially. Lorraine loved to entertain and was often the life of the party. Her warm greetings and laughter will be especially missed but she will be remembered by many as she was easy to get a long with and never met a stranger. While she served and volunteered on many committees and organizations, her greatest passion was her family. Family came first and she so enjoyed the time she had with her sons and daughter in laws, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The family is especially appreciative of the love and care she received in recent months from the Danbury Senior Living and The Capitol City Hospice Communities. The men and women in these communities were genuinely positive difference makers and Angels on Earth. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Highland Avenue, Binghamton Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home 141 Main Street Binghamton, Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Thomas Aquinas YouTube channel at tinyurl.com/12w5eun.
Visitation at Funeral Home
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
141 Main St.
Binghamton, New York, United States
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
1 Aquinas St.
Binghamton, New York, United States
Final Resting Place
501 Fairview St.
Johnson City, New York, United States