Delores Johnson

Delores Ann Johnson (Capurso)

Saturday April 16, 1949 - Friday April 5, 2019
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Delores A. Johnson, 69, affectionately known to her friends and family as Dolly, passed away at home on April 5, 2019, after a period of declining health. She was the high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 47 years to Ronald E. Johnson.

Dolly was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Carlo and Josephine (Lomartire) Capurso. She was raised in Shrewsbury, graduated Shrewsbury High School, Class of 1967, and attended SMU-Dartmouth and Anna Maria College where she earned her Master Degree in Microbiology.

She worked over 30 years in the phlebotomy labs of UMass-Memorial Hospital, many of which she held a supervisory position. Dolly enjoyed the freedom of being on her Harley; she has ridden in over 40 states and looked forward to reaching all 50. She was a life member and past treasurer of the Worcester HOG Group and a longtime member of the New England Chapter of the American Bell Association.

In addition to her husband Ron, Dolly is survived by four sons, Jason and his life partner Donald Wahl of Boston, Kevin of Shrewsbury, Jeff of Malden and Ryan of Northborough, two grandchildren, Callie and Cole, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition, Dolly also leaves her sister-in-law and wife of her late brother, Michael, Karen Capurso of CA.

Calling hours will be held from 5-7pm on Tuesday, April 16th, at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. A funeral Mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday, April 17th, at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main Street, Northborough; burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.
In honor of Dolly’s love of animals, kindly consider a memorial contribution to the ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 ( Please visit to leave a condolence for Dolly’s family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday April 16, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday April 16, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday April 17, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:00am
    St. Rose of Lima Parish
    244 W. Main St.
    Northborough, MA 01532
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  • Interment

    Wednesday April 17, 2019 |
    Wednesday April 17, 2019
    Worcester County Memorial Park
    217 Richards Ave
    Paxton, MA 01612
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Kelly Gorham

Posted at 09:21am
Deepest sympathies - the Johnsons were like extended family. Sending love...

Debra Vescera

Posted at 12:37pm
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Ron and my cousins. I will forever cherish the wonderful memories I have of Delores! She was beautiful both inside and out! She was the most caring and kind person I have ever known. Heaven just gained an Angel!

v. thompson

Posted at 07:32pm
My sincere condolences to the Johnson family. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

Janice Gorham

Posted at 12:31pm
You always were the one with the words and now it's up to me. You were the best friend anyone could have had. Your kindness and love was boundless. I will miss the retirement we were suposed to have. All my love Ronnie to you and the boys

Shannon Gorham

Posted at 09:51am
"Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts."
My deepest condolences to the Johnson family. I hope you can find some comfort knowing Delores is finally at peace. She will live on in good memories of love, kindness, and bingo.
All my love and prayers to all of you,

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