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Denise M. Johnson, 77
September 16, 2023


Worcester: Denise M. (Clifford) Johnson, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2023 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her husband of 51 years George A. Johnson, Jr.; a brother Daniel Clifford and his wife Rosa of Worcester; nieces Melissa Richford, Danielle Clifford, and Alice Foster: nephews Paul Richford and James Clifford; and many cousins, Godchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister Margaret E. Richford.

Denise was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Denis and Marguerite (Diggins) Clifford. She graduated from Fitchburg State College and earned her Master's Degree in teaching from Worcester State College. She was a second grade teacher in Sutton Elementary School for over 40 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Worcester and enjoyed quilting, sewing, scrap booking and spending time in her family home at Hampton Beach.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 5-8 p.m. in Nordgren Memorial Chapel 300 Lincoln St. Worcester. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church 25 Fales St. Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. For directions or to leave an online condolence message, please click guestbook link.

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Nordgren Memorial Chapel
300 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605