Gail R. (Brooks) Johnson, 72, of Sturbridge, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 with her loving family by her side.

She leaves her devoted husband of 52 years, Bruce D. Johnson, of Sturbridge; her beloved children, Amy-Margaret Castellano and her husband, Brian, of Auburn, and Adam Johnson and his wife, Kelly, also of Auburn; her precious grandchildren, Brooke and Nathan Castellano, Emma and Ryan Johnson; her sisters, Elizabeth Sullivan, of Fitzwilliam, NH, and Laurie Mullett, of North Swanzey, NH; as well as many nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, cousins and close friends. In addition to her parents, Lawrence and Margaret (Pelkey) Brooks, Gail was predeceased by her siblings, Leonard Pelkey and Faith Aulis.

Gail was born in Holden on November 12, 1947, and was a graduate of Shrewsbury High School in 1965. She enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as a Triage Nurse at Women’s Health of Central MA and Worcester OB-GYN, for over three decades.

In her free time, she enjoyed antiquing, knitting, playing cards, and watching her grandchildren participate in their many sporting events, but most of all, Gail cherished her time relaxing at her cottage on Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam, NH.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Gail to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Gail’s family from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA. Masks and social distancing measures will be required upon entry. Her funeral service and burial will be held privately.