Doris Buchanan Johnson

COOPERSTOWN – Doris Buchanan Johnson, age 96, passed away peacefully late Thursday afternoon, January 3, 2019, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Oneonta. Formerly of Madison, New Jersey and later Liverpool, she had moved to Cooperstown last year to be near her daughter, Judy Green and family, and had resided at Woodside Hall. 

Doris was a school secretary for many years followed by secretarial work for the Board of Missions of the New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. She retired from her last post at Drew University where she was a popular secretary to the Dean of Students.

For many years Doris was active in the United Methodist Church in Madison, New Jersey, serving in the choir, social concerns programs, as well as the church’s homeless program. She also volunteered for RSVP and the Morristown Food Pantry. In 1994 Doris was honored as an “Outstanding Woman of Madison” for her contributions to the community through her volunteer service. 

Doris is predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Howard Johnson, to whom she was happily married for 68 years and who died March 12, 2013, and a son-in-law, Lynn Edward Green, Esq., of Cooperstown who passed away July 8, 2013. 

She is survived by her sisters-in-law Sally Johnson and Judy Johnson. Also surviving are her three children, Judy Green of Cooperstown, Alan Johnson of Fayetteville (wife Gretchen) and Pam Johnson (partner Roseanne McCarty); three grandchildren, William C. Green, Esq. (wife Susan), Amanda Marini (husband Paul) and Jillian Green (husband Chris Watters); and six great grandchildren, Anders, Henrik and Alistair Green, Ilaria and Nico Marini and Hyla Watters.

Doris’ family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in the sanctuary of the Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

The visitation will be followed by a memorial service at 12 Noon with the Rev. Sharon Rankins-Burd, pastor of the Fly Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Interfaith Food Pantry, 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ  07950.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.