Gerald C. Johnson
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of Townsend, Navy Vet; 71
TOWNSEND -- Gerald C. Johnson, 71, of Townsend, died Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Highlands, Fitchburg.
Mr. Johnson was born in Fitchburg, February 25, 1941, a son of Clifton E. and Lillian E. (Fagan) Johnson, and was a 1960 graduate of Ashby High School. He has resided in Townsend since 1966.
For over 30 years, Mr. Johnson worked as an electrical technician at Sanders Associates and subsequently Lockheed Martin in Nashua. In 1999 he left Lockheed Martin and for four years worked at American Science and Engineering in Billerica.
Following his retirement, he and Cathy were fortunate to be able to travel to several areas including the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Ireland, and Italy.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Cathleen A. (Stanton) Johnson; his daughter, Pamela J. Johnson of Orange; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steven C. and Robin Johnson of Lunenburg, Kenneth W. and Lisa Johnson and Dana G. and Jennifer Johnson, all of Ashby; two brothers, Dennis Johnson of Fairfield, Maine, Kevin Johnson of Leominster; a sister, Eileen B. Mason of Lunenburg; and 11 grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Bruce E. Johnson of Gardner.
From 1960-64, Mr. Johnson actively served his country in the United States Navy and then, for 25 years, served in the United States Navy Reserves, retiring in 1989. He has remained an active member of the Ashby American Legion and Townsend VFW.
For over three decades, Mr. Johnson had been active in the Nashoba Valley Boy Scout Council where he served as a Unit Commissioner. He was a longtime member of the Ashby Congregational Church. He also enjoyed camping, walking, hiking, and kayaking.
JOHNSON -- Funeral services will be held 11 A.M., Wednesday, February 27th at the Ashby Congregational Church, New Ipswich Road, Ashby. Burial will be private. Calling hours are 4-7 p.m., Tuesday at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte. 119) Townsend Center. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, New York 10001 or to the
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Feb. 25, 2013