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Richard Johnson, 91

by | Feb 4, 2024 | Obituaries

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Richard A. Johnson, 91, of Holliston and formerly Hopkinton, passed away at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center on Feb. 3. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Mary (Fitzgerald) and Gustaf Johnson. He was the beloved husband of 33 years to Darlene (Dechenes) Johnson of Holliston.

A graduate of Northeastern University, Richard served in the Army during the Korean War era. He worked in sales for over 30 years at Wellesley Press & Printing. Richard had been a 20-year resident of Hopkinton and most recently a 15-year resident of Holliston. He enjoyed jazz music and writing limericks, especially in the birthday cards he sent people. He took pleasure in camping, and his favorite memories included traveling the country with his wife in 2001 in their fifth wheel. From 2000-09 they shared their time camping in Plymouth and Florida. Most importantly, he was a wonderful Oompha to his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his children, Richard A. Johnson Jr. and wife Linda of Milford, Ellen Finizio and husband Robert of Sterling, Lisa Rappa and husband Kevin of Milford, Ronald Fahlbeck of Holliston, Karyn Connors of Milford and Kevin Fahlbeck and wife Susan of Woburn. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, Warren Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington Street. A funeral home service will take place following visitation at noon. Interment will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Best Buddies (bestbuddies.org) or Disabled Veterans of America (dav.org).

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