Agnes B. Johnson
Agnes (Barton) Johnson, 97, daughter of Charles & Mary (Campbell) Barton, and a life-long resident of Springfield, entered life eternal on October 21, 2019. Born in 1921, and Christened at Christ Church Cathedral, Agnes was an active church woman at both St. Peter Parish & Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield. Agnes served as the Senior Warden (the highest lay office) at St. Peter in the 1970s when the parish undertook a major renovation of the Undercroft. Her leadership resulted in renovated space for parish offices, meeting space, a chapel, and vesting rooms. Agnes also served both the parish and cathedral as a sub-Deacon, a Eucharistic Minister, and an Intercessor. Over the years Agnes led the Girls Friendly Society, taught Sunday School, served on the Altar Guild, and was an associate of the Order of St. Helena. A "cradle" Episcopalian, Agnes remained loyal & devout with a passion for prayer and the healing mercy of our Lord. She read daily, the Offices of Morning & Evening Prayer. Agnes loved the Episcopal Church. Having a great sense of humor & amiable personality, Agnesleaves many friends, especially June Watson, Christine Hale, Atty. Pamela Young, the Very Rev. James Munroe, the Rev. Jerry True, Eucharistic Minister Oswald Howard, Dr. Paul Barten, and Dr. Roland Holstead. Agnes now joins other family & friends who have gone before her with the mark of faith and who rest in the sleep of peace. Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Siscero, her parents, her siblings Clement & Mary, and two nephews, Drew “Skip” Thompson & LCOL William Johnson. A private Liturgy of Christian Burial will be concelebrated bythe Very Rev. James Munroe, the Very Rev. Tom Callard & the Rev. Jerry True, with her burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to: Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01103, for children pursuing music through the Royal School of Church Music. Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com to sign Aggie’s guestbook.