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Robert J. "Pa" Johnson

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Robert J. "Pa" Johnson 80 of Franklin, and a former longtime Hyde Park resident, and summer resident of Wareham, died Thursday June 10, 2010 at Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Marie T. (O'Driscoll) Johnson for 55 years. Born in Boston, Jan. 15, 1930 a son of the late Edward F. and Mary (Gill) Johnson, he was raised and educated in South Boston, and was a graduate of South Boston High School. Mr. Johnson was a retired sheet metal worker having worked for Boston Local # 17 for many years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He attained the rank of AMS/3.He was honorably discharged in Aug. 1952. He was an avid Boston sports fan, and was a former Little League coach in Hyde Park, and an adult advisor at Most Precious Blood Church also in Hyde Park. Surviving in addition to his wife are 5 sons: Robert J. Johnson Jr. and his wife Kerin of Methuen, Francis M. and his wife Sheilah of Franklin, David M. of Hyde Park, Richard T. and his wife Mary of Foxboro, Thomas P. and his wife AnneMarie of Franklin, 4 daughters; Marie D. Giunta and her husband Guy of NH, Gertrude J. Dellorco and her husband Robert of Franklin, Laura J. Briggs of Plymouth, Diane M. Landolphi and her husband Mark of Franklin, a brother Charles of NH, 2 sisters: Helen Quigley of Braintree, Edna Hopkins and her husband Robert of AZ, and the late James & John Johnson. He also leaves 21 grandchildren, and was the grandfather of the late Richard Johnson Jr. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral with military honors Monday at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. www.franklinfuneral.com with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church Franklin at 1OAM. Interment was at Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne at 3PM. Calling hours were Sunday are 2-6PM. Donations in his memory sent to National Marfan Foundation 22 Manhasset Av. Port Washington, NY 11050 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from June 12 to June 19, 2010
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