Johanna Dasha Marshall passed away at the age of 76 on July 2, 2021 at her home in Plainfield, NJ.
A memorial service will be held at Higgins Funeral Home on Friday, September 17th, with memorial visitation from 2:30 - 4:00 and a memorial service at 4:00, which will be streamed live by Higgins Funeral Home.
Johanna was born in Plainfield, NJ to Letitia (DeRocco)and David Marshall on April 13, 1945. She went to Plainfield High School and graduated in 1963. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Towson College (University) in 1974. Johanna was a longtime employee of The World Bank in Washington, DC. She was an avid reader and choral singer. While living in the DC area, she was a member of several choral groups including the New Dominion Chorale, the Alexandria Singers, and the Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus. In recent years, Johanna was a proud member of UNICO, the country’s largest Italian American service organization, recently being re-elected as Sergeant-at-Arms of her local chapter. Johanna supported numerous organizations and charities, and it is through her kindness and generosity that the world is a better place for many of those in need.
Throughout her life, Johanna held dear the Plainfield, NJ community in which she grew up. After many years living in Maryland, Johanna moved back to Plainfield, reconnecting with old friends and schoolmates. Johanna had no children and was predeceased by all immediate family members, but her extended family, as well as the community of friends that was so important to her will mourn her passing and hold loving memories in their hearts.
Memorial donations may be made to:
The Greater Westfield UNICO’s scholarship program at PO Box 11, Westfield, NJ 07090
New Dominion Chorale, P.O. Box 6691, McLean, VA 22106-6691 (Phone: (202) 244-7191)
Plainfield High School Alumni Association, PO Box 2689, Plainfield, NJ 07060
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312.