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Richard A. Johnson

September 16, 1937 - March 13, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date March 19, 2018

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JOHNSON: Richard Andrew Johnson, 80, of Plainfield, passed away peacefully at Backus Hospital on March 12, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Shirley (Avery) Johnson. Rich was born on Sept. 16, 1937 in New London the son of the late Norman and Helen (Genova) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of New London High School, and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He started with Electric Boat as a draftsman in 1961 and retired as a Senior Designer after 41 years of service. He was a member of the New London lodge of Elk’s, an a avid golfer and a staunch Union man. Rich loved to discuss anything military related, a subject he was quite knowledgeable of and would banter with anyone about cars, politics, and the Yankees. His personality frequently made him larger than life. He loved people, he loved to talk and he loved his family. Besides his wife Shirley, Rich is survived by, his children Richard Johnson and wife Donna of Terryville, Cindy Johnson of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Eric Johnson of Stonington. His step children, Robert Taylor and wife Kate of Granby, and Diane Plant and husband Mike of Vogelberg, ME. His nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. His family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, March 19, from 11 am to 1 pm at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave. New London, followed by a service at 1 pm. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors.


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