Thaddene L. Johnson

Thaddene Lissette Johnson of Aquinnah died Saturday, Sept. 20, at Boston City Hospital. She and her family had celebrated her 50th birthday on May 16 with a party at the Outback Steakhouse in Quincy.

She was born in Germany in 1953 during the time when her father, Thaddeus, was stationed there while serving with the U.S. Army. After his stint in the military, Mr. Johnson and his wife, Constance (Candy) Jeannez, settled in Gay Head and raised their children. Thaddene's son, Kevin, was born on the Island; her daughter, Maya, was born and raised in Boston.

There will be visiting hours this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gay Head Community Baptist Church followed by a service led by the Rev. Roger Spinney. Interment will follow at the Gay Head Cemetery. All are then invited to a potluck gathering at the Wampanoag tribal building. Donations in Thaddene's memory may be made to the family with correspondence directed to her mother, Constance Johnson, at 280 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Apartment 8, Roxbury, MA 02119.