Doretta B. Johnson
02/28/1927 - 12/27/2017

~~Doretta B. Johnson, 90, of Florham Park, NJ, passed away at Arden Courts in Whippany on December 27, 2017. Funeral Services are private. To send a condolence, please visit

Born and raised in Newark, the daughter of David and Dorothy (Feller) Bishop, Doretta had lived in Florham Park for 61 years. Graduating from West Side High School in Newark, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Newark State Teachers College and her Master’s degree from Rutgers. Doretta was a librarian in the Newark school system having worked at both East Side High School and the Newton Street School. An avid reader and Civil War buff, she loved visiting Colonial Williamsburg.

Doretta was the beloved wife of the late Richard Johnson. She was the loving mother of Jennifer Balfour and her husband, Ted. She is also survived by her cherished granddaughters, Rebecca Balfour and Kayla Balfour.

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