Barbara Jane Johnson

HANCOCK — Barbara Jane Johnson, 80, born August 14, 1938, in Hancock, passed away in Yarmouth Port, Mass, on Veteran’s Day, 2018. She honored her late husband, Stuart Bracken who served in the army and her father, Walter Johnson, who served in the Navy.

Barb graduated from Hancock Central High School, with the Class of 1956.

Barbara, an exceptional Scholar, continued a family tradition of learning at the University of Michigan, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with honors, graduating in 1960.

Barbara worked most of her career in family practice, at the McGill teaching hospital, in Montreal. She was also the first woman on the Board of Directors at the Jewish General Hospital.

She was a lifetime supporter of the A.A.U.W. She inspired the new generation with her love of learning, research and publishing, culinary skills, travel, art, music, history, theater and sport. She loved downhill skiing in New England with her husband, Stuart, and in Colorado with her sister, Nancy. Kayaking on the inland water of Cape Cod was another favorite of hers with a group she organized.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy (Norm) Kromer; her children, Randy (Christine) North and Pamela North; her grandchildren, Nai’a, Cassie, Lexie and Mattieu; nephews, Neil and Nelson; and several cousins and close friends. Barbara also joins her beloved mother, Jane, in heaven.

A Service was held in Chatham Mass, to honor her husband, Stuart, who passed away September 9, 2018.

A memorial service for Barbara is planned for 11 a.m., July 20, 2018, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Hancock.

Donations in Barbara’s honor may be given to a Parkinsons Research foundation, the University of Michigan (granddaughter attends) or to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

To view Barbara’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit memorialchapel.net.

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the local arrangements.