Ann Bernice Johnson

On June 28, 2014, the gates of Heaven opened and accepted a new angel, Ann B. Johnson. She was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Dunkirk, N.Y., to the late Angeline and Thomas Sammartino.

She was a homemaker all of her life, and also was a member of St Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church of Brocton, N.Y.

She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Johnson, whom she married on Aug. 31, 1974.

Ann was the devoted and loving mother to Robert N. (Denise) Bailey of Chandler, Ariz., and Lisa (Scott) Brisley of Brocton, N.Y. She was the loving stepmother to David (Caroline) Johnson of Brocton, N.Y., and Cindy (Warren) Erdle of Dunkirk, N.Y. Adored Nana to Ashley (fiance, Jim Karalus) Baker, Christian R. Bailey and Makayla Brisley and step-Nana to Brandon (fiance, Sarah) Tarnowski and Kari (Jeff) Potter. Great-Nana to Nataleigh, Wyatt and Nolan. Ann was also survived by her loving sister Mary (late Louis) Matteo of Mesa, Ariz,, Francis (William) Sayers of Fredonia, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews, their families and countless friends. Also surviving was her tiny faithful companion, Lola.

Ann was predeceased by the late Joseph (late Bessie) Sammartino, the late Grace (late Frank) Dolce and the late Michael Sammartino.

Ann selflessly devoted her life to her family that she dearly loved and her cherished friends. Her shining, loving smile will remain in our hearts forever. We Love You.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church in Brocton, N.Y. at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

The Rev. Joseph Walters will officiate. The family will be present at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brocton, N.Y., from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.