FREMONT - Richard P. "Dick" Johnson, 82, died suddenly Sept. 6, 2013, at Exeter Hospital.
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He was born June 22, 1931, in Farmington, Maine, the son of the late Melville H. and Nora (Getchell) Johnson.
Dick grew up in the area of Scarborough and Wells, Maine.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a recipient of a Purple Heart. After the war, he returned to Maine and was employed in the field of law enforcement as a Maine state trooper.
He later became the owner and operator of Johnson Stables and worked for most of his life as a trainer and driver of harness horses.
In 1964, he moved to Fremont and later became the Chief of Police from 1980-1987. He was also a member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Department and drove the town school bus as a retiree.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kittery, Maine, and was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Kingston Vets Club. Dick enjoyed horse racing and was an avid Boston sports fan.
He is survived by his wife Patricia (Beauregard) Johnson of Fremont; his daughter Susan Breckinridge of Arvada, Colo.; his granddaughter, Sarah Breckinridge; and several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the People's United Methodist Church, 363 Main St., Fremont. Burial with military honors will follow in the Village Cemetery in Fremont. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans Department of NH, 24 Beech Road, Dover 03820. Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, is handling the arrangements.
For more information, go to brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Sept. 9, 2013
Brewitt Funeral Home
2 Epping Street Raymond, NH 03077