Obituary Of Alice Crandall Johnson: A Life Well-Lived2024

Obituary: Alice Crandall Johnson

Obituary: Alice Crandall Johnson

A Life of Love, Service, and Laughter

Alice Crandall Johnson, a woman known for her unwavering kindness, infectious laughter, and love of music, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Camden, New Jersey on February 24, 1950, Alice was the fourth child and only daughter of George S. Crandall and Dorothy Hayes Crandall. She grew up in Woodbury, New Jersey, where she developed a passion for music and the arts.

A Commitment to Service

Alice’s life was marked by her unwavering commitment to serving others. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1972 with a degree in Rehabilitation, she dedicated her career to working with the deaf and hard of hearing community.

She joined the State of Maine’s Bureau of Rehabilitation in 1976, where she served as a Rehabilitation Counselor and Rehabilitation Consultant until her retirement in 2012. In this role, she tirelessly advocated for the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities.

A Passion for the Arts

Music held a special place in Alice’s heart. She sang in choirs throughout her life, including the Old South Congregational Church choir and the Kennebec Performing Arts Company. She also loved attending concerts and film festivals with her husband, Joel, whom she married in 1986.

A Legacy of Generosity

Alice’s kindness extended far beyond her professional life. She was known for her warm smile, her comforting presence, and her willingness to help those in need. She was a devoted wife, sister, aunt, and friend, and her love for others will continue to inspire those who knew her.

A Celebration of Life

A celebration of Alice’s life will be held at Old South Congregational Church in Hallowell on Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m. The service will be accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing and will also be available via Zoom.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease.

Alice Crandall Johnson will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, service, and laughter will continue to live on through those she touched.


Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home in Augusta, where condolences and memories may be shared on their website at