Mr. William P. Johnson Sr., 77, of Milford MA and formerly of Hopedale MA died Tuesday (May 5, 2020) at Genesis Milford Center in Milford MA after an illness.
William was born in Boston MA, the son of the late William H. and the late Delia P. (Roche) Johnson. He attended Boston public schools, graduating from high school.
William was a Viet Nam era veteran having served in the US Army from 1963 to 1966. He was first employed at the General Motors assembly plant in Framingham MA. He later worked as maintenance man in Arizona and later as a custodian for the maintenance department for the Town of Canton MA.
William had resided in Hopedale MA and Canton MA. He was an active member of the Hopedale Senior Center, where he loved to play cards. He was also an avid golfer and a Boston Red Sox & NE Patriots fan. William also enjoyed his very early morning drive to get his newspaper.
William is survived by his three children: Carin, wife of Michael Dias of Milford MA, William P. Johnson Jr. and his wife Joanne of Silver Spring MD and Michael B. Johnson of Milford MA; his three grandchildren: Joseph Dias of Milford MA, Crimson Johnson and Ryan Johnson of Silver Spring MD; his four siblings: Mary E. Maguire and her husband Thomas of Canton MA and Della C. O’Donnell and her husband Peter of Easton MA, Michael K. Johnson of Brockton MA and Richard B. Johnson of California; also his nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
William was the brother of the late Margaret P. Moriconi; the late Ann T. Burke; and the late Jane M. Wrenn.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place. A Celebration of his Life Service will be held at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA on SATURDAY (July 11th) from 9am to 11am.
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