Arlene F. Johnson


Arlene F. Johnson, 89, of the Standish Rd., Lyon Mountain, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Clinton County Nursing Home, Plattsburgh.
Born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Lyon Mountain, N.Y., she was the daughter of Clifford and Freda (Davis) Cayea.
She was married to Phillip Johnson on Sept. 7, 1957, in St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain. He predeceased her in 1984.
Mrs. Johnson was employed as a caterer for 25 years. She cleaned St. John's Church for 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church and lifetime member of the choir. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters and Lyon Mountain American Legion Post 1623 Auxiliary. Mrs. Johnson began the church dinners and was in charge of them for 16 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Johnson of Gloucester, Mass., JoAnn Forkey and her husband, Larry of Lyon Mountain, Beth Guzman and her husband, Pete of Lancaster, Pa.; five grandchildren, Nicole Matoza and her husband, Bruce, Benjamin Forkey and his wife, Brittney, Christopher Forkey and his wife, Katrina, Peter Guzman and his wife, Sammy, Viola Forkey; a grandson-in-law, Jonathon Collins; ten great-grandchildren, Kyla, Alison, Max, Blake, Ethan, Alexandria, John, Kadance, Clark and Hudson; six brothers and sisters, Patrick Cayea and his companion, Rhonda McKee of Lyon Mountain, Anthony Cayea and his wife, Alice of Lyon Mountain, Donald "Joe" Cayea and his wife, Lori of Lyon Mountain, Jeannie LaMare of Lyon Mountain, Floyd Cayea and his wife, Christine of Cadyville, Mary Louise Murtha and her husband, Tim of Florida; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; a granddaughter, Shannon Collins; four brothers, Clifford "Bill", John "Pug", Roger and Frederick "Peanut" Cayea; two sisters, Jeanette Miller and Lucille Ducharme.
Calling hours will be held at St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at noon.
Entombment will take place at Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens, Ellenburg Depot.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Lyon Mountain American Legion Post 1623.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at
Published on June 11, 2019
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Annette Bradshaw
Jun 13, 2019
She was a very special lady and when I saw she always a beautiful smile. I absolutely loved her voice. You will be missed rest in peace
Valerie Pageau Frazier
Jun 13, 2019
My condolences goes out to the family for the loss of a great lady. Thoughts and prayers. Arlene was a great cook and were all going to miss that great date nut cake. RIP Arlene.
Alice Carr
Jun 12, 2019
I am so sad to see Arlene has left . I'm sure she is in a very wonderful place. She was already an Angel here. She had such a sweet, kind and loving spirit. It was always a joy to see her.
Dale and jeannie robart
Jun 12, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Arlene was a sweet individual and will be truly missed by everyone. I will truly miss her date nut cake. RiP Arlene
Neil Lamare
Jun 12, 2019
My aunt was a special lady, she gave everything she could for her family, friends and her community. She was one of the first to jump on the band wagon to help out our community constantly by cooking for hundreds of people to help save the St.Bernards church, The American Legion and the Lyon Mountain Fire Station....she was a good person, never afraid to guide you in the right direction...I will miss her smile, sense of humor and most importantly her love.

Kisses my Nanny
Love you
Sally Kline
Jun 11, 2019
So sorry to here about Arlene’s death, my condolences to all the family. She was a very amazing and wonderful person to know, always carrying and doing for everyone. She will never be forgotten. God be with you Arlene❤️❤️🙏🙏
Maureen LaPerriere
Jun 11, 2019
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Your mum was (and is) an angel; my heart goes out to you.
Sue Healey
Jun 11, 2019
Sharing your sorrow of Arlene's death. She was a wonderful person, great friend to Mom (Elgia Healey) and MANY. May all her daughters/family/friends find peace in knowing she has gone on to God and remembering your many great memories of times shared.

Love and Prayers, The Healey Ruso Family,
Sue, James and Lidia