CORINNE JOHNSON'S BIOGRAPHY
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Corinne Johnson was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on September 1, 1958, to James L. and Julia P. “Pat” (Hayes) Morris.
In 1976 she graduated from Melrose High School.
She majored in Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, During the summer of her freshman year at UMASS she survived Hodgkin’s Disease. She graduated with her class in 1980.
Following graduation, Corinne was employed by Avco Corporation and began leading teams in the analytical laboratory. There she implemented new hazardous waste removal regulations with the company.
In the mid 80’s she was a consultant in the Environmental Health and Safety practice at Arthur D. Little.
While there Corinne completed her Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from NorthEastern University graduating in 1989.
In 1990, she joined General Electric’s Aircraft Engine manufacturing facility in Lynn, Massachusetts and was soon appointed the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) manager.
In 1993 she assumed responsibilities for the Utilities and Facilities Engineering organization at General Electric.
On June 20th, 1991 she gave birth to her beloved son, Jimmy Johnson.
In 1995, Corinne was named Plant Manager of the General Electric Hooksett manufacturing facility in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
In 1998 Corinne beat the odds and survived breast cancer.
In 2000, Corinne achieved her “Master Black Belt” status at General Electric, overseeing all productivity initiatives for Aircraft Engines.
Later in the year 2000, Corinne survived heart valve replacement surgery.
In 2001, Corinne was appointed the Lynn Area Executive & General Manager and was responsible for the management of more than 2000 employees.
In April, 2003, Corinne was honored at the State House with the UMASS Distinguished Alumni Award.
She was on the Board of Trustees for the North Shore Medical Center, a founding member of the UMASS Alumni Club, Boston, former member of Girl’s Incorporated of Lynn, MA and a member of the G.E. Women’s Network.
In her spare time, Corinne loved to travel, listen to music, gardening, local politics and spent most of her time watching her son Jimmy participate in sports at Andover High School.
Above all she enjoyed her many close friends, family and co-workers.
She is very sorely missed by EVERYONE in her life including her beloved son; Jimmy W. Johnson of Andover, her parents; James L. and Julia P. “Pat”(Hayes) Morris of Melrose, Carol M. and her husband David L. Galvin of Topsfield, Steven R. and his wife Carrie L. Morris of Glen Ellyn, Illinois and James L. and his wife Lisa M. Morris of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and her nieces and nephews; Julie and Lindsay Galvin, Madeline and Megan Morris and Nolan, Mitchell and Eva Morris.
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