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Richard Carl Johnson, age 48, passed away at his home in Westfield on November 17, 2020. He was born in New London, Connecticut to Robert and Constance Johnson. He married his friend and love, Melissa Kathleen Woodward, in April 2006. Richard was a loving and ambitious man who was like a father to many and was looked up to by others. He worked as a podiatrist and helped many people. He enjoyed running, boats, and a good cigar. He was very handy and was known to help anyone that needed it. Rich is survived by his his mother and father, his wife, Melissa Johnson, daughter Kaela Mae and son Sean Michael; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Karol Johnson, his brother and sister-in-law, Rob and Linda Proffitt, and nephews Tyler and Colin Proffitt and niece, Dominique White, who all loved and cherished spending time with him. Please join us in celebrating his life Sunday, November 22, 2020, between 1pm – 3pm at Firtion Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. For those that cannot attend, virtual attendance is possible through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Fund for Kaela and Sean Johnson at Westfield Bank, 141 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 or any local Westfield Bank branch. Donations can be made in person or mailed to the Westfield Bank address.

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Published in The Republican from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
Richard will be missed. The memories we have with him will live on♥. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
The Rogalski Family
November 21, 2020
We have known Richard and Melissa since Kaela was a baby. Then came Sean, boy Richard was thrilled to be a dad and a great one at that. Richard had a wonderful personality and a kind soul. He was the first to take our son Alex golfing...what a fond memory for my now 28 year old. He was just the best! You will be missed Richard....sending Melissa and the kids love form Laurie, Russ, Alex, and Emily Ashe
Laurie Ashe
November 21, 2020
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Rebecca Proffitt
November 20, 2020
I am so saddened by Dr. Johnson’s passing. I worked with him for 13* years at Comprehensive Family Foot Ctr. He was a funny , kind and compassionate podiatrist. He had a unique report with our special needs patients that was heartwarming. Aside from being a hard worker, he was a great dad. I will cherish my memories of our chaotic Thursday evenings at the office. Rest In Peace my friend❤
Lynn DeTour
November 20, 2020
I'm so sorry for your lose, didn't know Richard that well but do remember him at hockey practices and games, always had a smile on his face. If there is anything I can do for you please reach out. My prayers are with you, God bless.
Glen Roy
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