Edmond C. Johnson
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Artist Edmond C. Johnson, 84, passed away at his home on June 30, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of North Easton. For the past 28 years, Ed spent summers on Monhegan Island in Maine, where he owned a picturesque home and art studio. Son of the late James H. and Alice K. (Slattery) Johnson of North Easton, brother of the late Dr. James H. Johnson Jr. of Centerville, Ed is survived by his son Ted Johnson of Boston and his sister Jean (Johnson) McCarthy and husband Dr. Phil McCarthy of Dover. Ed was a beloved uncle of the entire McCarthy family. Ed graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 1944, and graduated from the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in 1948 before his first career as a highly acclaimed accountant with General Motors. Always a gifted artist, he left the automobile industry in the late 70s to pursue painting. His work has been on exhibit at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport and the Mariners Museum as well as in galleries and shows from New England to the Chesapeake Bay area. Ed was an artist member of the in Boston and the American Society of Marine Artists. He holds over 35 awards including the prestigious Yankee Magazine Sagendorph Memorial Award from the Copley Society as well as awards from the Cape Cod Art Association and 4 major awards from the Mystic Seaport Art Festival. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 5, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Main St., Easton, Calling hours were held prior from 9 - 10:30 a.m. in the Copeland-MacKinnon Funeral Home, 38 Center St., Easton. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.mackinnonfuneralhomes.com.


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Published in Easton Journal from Jul. 3 to Jul. 10, 2011.
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September 15, 2020
Edmond was a wonderful water color artist! I met him at an annual juried art show at Christian Brothers Academy in NJ. He was so nice to talk to. I purchased a lovely framed water color of a rowboat moored on the water to give my husband for his birthday. It is one of our favorite art pieces to this day!
Mary Gross
Mary Gross
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July 27, 2011
My condolences to Ed's family. He will be greatly missed on Monhegan. I got to know him over the years when visiting Monhegan. He always invited me in to sit and visit sharing his art inspirations and work.
Cindy
July 24, 2011
Shortly after I had the amazing (still is) good fortune to acquire a little Monhegan cottage right near to Ed's, a man I did not then know turned up at my door with a small offering of welcome: a tiny reed basket he had found in his cottage after he bought it. The man, of course, was Ed, passing on the wonderment of becoming a part of the island and its living history. A very kind man. I did not know him well -- my misfortune -- but I will miss him. B.
July 7, 2011
Your paintings will always be a lasting memory. Westport is never going to be the same without you. You were a very special person who will always be loved and remembered.
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