A. Shirley (Blair) Johnson

August 1, 1927 ~ February 8, 2019 (age 91)


Watervliet - A. Shirley Johnson, 91, passed away on February 8, 2019 at the Glens Falls Center for Rehabilitation.

Born in Cohoes, she was the daughter to the late Thomas Blair and Adeline Trombley Blair and the loving wife to the late Douglas Johnson, he died in 1995.

Shirley graduated from Keveny Memorial Academy and Troy Business School. She worked for many years at SAB Sportswear in Troy as the office manager. She was a member of the Trinity Church of Lansingburgh, the Women of Trinity, it’s alter guild, and she served as sacristan. Shirley used to collect and deal in antiques. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband in their motorhome, but most of all she loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her sons Robert (Fran) Johnson of Clifton Park and Douglas (Patricia) Johnson of Florida, her grandchildren Jeannine (Willie) Pappas of Watervliet, Jeremy Johnson of Florida and Jennifer Johnson of Florida, her great grandchildren Christine (Dominic) Scorsone and Andrea Bunting, her great great grandchildren Dominic Scorsone and Luca Scorsone, her brother Eugene Blair of Lansingburgh and her dear friend Marge Ostrander.

In addition to her husband Douglas, Shirley was predeceased by her siblings Stanley Blair, Thomas Blair, Francis Blair, Gerald Blair, Ursula Ward, Eileen Kane, Catherine Dandurand, Dorothy LaForest and Joan Fritzinger.

Family and friends may call Tuesday February 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th St. and 3rd Ave, Lansingburgh. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at Trinity Church of Lansingburgh with Rev. Dr. Desmond Francis, Rector officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to Trinity Church of Lansingburgh 585 4th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182. Please visit


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February 12, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
8-109th Street
Troy, NY 12182

Funeral Service
February 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Trinity Church of Lansingburgh
585 4th Avenue
Troy, New York 12182

February 12, 2019

12:15 PM
Oakwood Cemetery
16th Street NW
Pulaski, VA 24301

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