John W. Johnson and Heidi G. (Roberts) Johnson
1960 - 2019
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John W. Johnson and Heidi G. (Roberts) Johnson
of New Ipswich, NH,
formerly of Townsend

NEW IPSWICH, NH - John W. Johnson, 58, and Heidi G. (Roberts) Johnson, 57, of New Ipswich, NH, formerly of Townsend, died Thursday evening, January 10, 2019, in Epping, NH, from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident that evening.

John was born in Groton, February 21, 1960, the son of Beverly R. (Maggs) Johnson and the late Willard L. Johnson and resided most of his life in Townsend before he and Heidi married in September 2001 and moved to New Ipswich.

John was a 1978 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend and then continued his education at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner and later at the Municipal Police Training Council Academy.

For nearly 40 years John worked as a police officer in the Town of Townsend, retiring as a Sergeant in July 2018.

John enjoyed cooking, scuba diving, woodworking and played the bagpipes.

In addition to his mother of Townsend, he leaves three sisters, Kathleen J. Dempsey of Foxboro, Jennifer L. Hunt and Rebecca S. LeBlanc both of Rindge, NH.

Heidi was born in Ayer, September 29, 1961, one of seven children born to the late Fred S. and Joan E. (Wilson) Roberts and was a 1979 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School. She had worked many years at the Hannaford Supermarket in Rindge, NH.

Heidi enjoyed lighthouses, llamas and camping. But most importantly Heidi's family was her world. She was there for all her children, siblings, especially being her sister Linda's guardian, all with unconditional love.

She leaves two sons, Darrell Gyles of Mason, NH, Erik DeBettencourt of New Ipswich, NH; two daughters, Carrissa DeBettencourt and April DeBettencourt both of Ashby; three brothers, Fred S. Roberts Jr. of Maine, Michael D. Roberts of Townsend, Dennis W. Roberts of Leominster; three sisters, Bethany J. Molter of Ashby, Linda L. Roberts of Keene, NH, Margaret E. Strickland of Newport, NH and three grandchildren, Violet Gyles, Gabriel DeBettencourt and Noah DeBettencourt.

JOHNSON - Calling hours honoring John and Heidi's lives will be held 3-7 PM, Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Anderson Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte 119) Townsend Center. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information or lo leave an on line condolence.

Funeral services will be held 11 am, Friday, January 18th, at St. John's Church, 1 School Street, Townsend.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Townsend.

Memorial contributions may be to Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752 or to Best Buddies Massachusetts 529 Main Street, Suite 202, Boston, MA 02129.


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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019.
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January 22, 2019
Losing someone that we love never comes easy. It is truly heartbreaking. May God's promises in Isaiah 65:17 comfort and help you.
January 18, 2019
My heart goes out to all of Heidi & John's family for this very tragic loss! Two wonderful, respected, hard working, loyal family members and community servants who were loved by all who knew them, my deepest sympathies for this sudden heartbreaking loss.
Laurie Morris Atwood
January 17, 2019
I am So very sorry for your Loss! Such a tragic loss words can not express !
kathie Fairbanks
January 16, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Trisha Edwards-LaMarche
January 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and hope in the difficult days ahead by trusting in God.
Romans 15:13
January 15, 2019
May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76
January 14, 2019
God bless the family of John & Heidi Johnson. Rest In Peace and thank you for your service John.
January 14, 2019
Prayers to all the families at this very sad time.
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January 14, 2019
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January 14, 2019
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January 14, 2019
So very sorry for this tragic loss.

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January 14, 2019
Heidi and John you will be greatly missed. Heidi I will miss your hugs. Hold hand with John forever. Your Friend Carol
January 14, 2019
I am so sorry to all of Heidi and John's family for your loss. I never knew John, but graduated with Heidi and loved to catch up with her at Hannafords. She was such a wonderful person, and spoke always with great pride of her family. I am keeping you all in my prayers. Pam Lennon
January 14, 2019
I didn't know either of them but this loss is so tragic it breaks my heart. I am praying for all of you.
January 13, 2019
It's so painful to know your loss. May God be with you. I worked with Heidi.
January 13, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
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