1929 – 2019
Pomfret Center – Nora V. (Harrington) Johnson, former Pomfret Town Clerk, 89, of River Rd., passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 14, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Beatrice (Sheldon) Harrington. Nora was a proud graduate of the University of New England, class of 1949.
On June 21, 1952, in the gardens of the main house at Quinnequack Farm, she was united in marriage to H. George Johnson who passed on January 11, 1993.
Mrs. Johnson happily served the Town of Pomfret for over 43 years as the Town Clerk, retiring in 2010 at the youthful age of 80. Nora will always be fondly known as the “Life and Spirit of the Pomfret Town Hall”. Prior to becoming the town clerk, she worked for the Windham County Transcript.
She was a life member of the Pomfret Rod and Gun Club where she became an accomplished fly fisherman. Nora was an avid card player, never known to lose at a game of rummy or bridge. She was an active member of the American Morgan Horse Association. Nora bred, raised and enjoyed her beloved Morgan horses.
Mrs. Johnson will always be remembered for her two greatest loves: her majestic Morgan horses and the beautiful Town of Pomfret.
Nora is survived by two sons, David W. Johnson of St. Jacob IL and Pomfret, Paul W. Johnson and his wife Joanne of Pomfret; four grandchildren, Andrew Johnson, Amy Vertefeuille and husband Ryan, Melanie Noble and husband Joshua, and Adam Johnson. Four great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jack Vertefeuille, Mackenzie and Lyla Noble. She was predeceased by a daughter Virginia N. Johnson; and four brothers George, Frank, Lawrence, and William Harrington.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Nora’s Life to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pomfret, 13 Church Rd., Pomfret Center, CT 06259. A private burial will take place in the Spring in the Bruce Cemetery in Pomfret. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.