John E. Johnson

John E. Johnson, 63, of Seekonk, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2020.  He was the beloved husband of Kimberly (Rose) Johnson to whom he was married for 13 years.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Robert and Josephine (Turner) Johnson.

John was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Local Union 94 of Warwick.  He was a loving father and will be missed by all who knew him.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Kelsey Johnson of North Kingstown, Melissa Johnson of Portsmouth, one son, Kristian Johnson of Portsmouth, one step daughter, Alexis Pelletier of Seekonk and one step son, Shanne Cassidy of East Providence, one grandson, Tristian Joslin, one brother, Eric Johnson of Seekonk, three sisters, Jodi Farrel of Seekonk, Linda Mace of Seekonk and Ruth Johnson of Rehoboth.

His funeral service will be private.


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Jefferson Scott from Gilmanton wrote on October 4, 2020 at 11:39 am:
Thoughts, prayers and well wishing to the Johnson family from another neighborhood friend and the Scotts. I have fond memories (young, adolescent, older) of Johnnie as one of the somewhat younger bunch who always insisted on hanging out with us and always took our good natured ribbing in stride. You could always count on Johnnie as a stout blocker protecting you on the line in neighborhood pickup football games. I remember John as one of the Seekonk bunch who used to journey up to Western Maine where we played hard and worked hard constructing the cabin on my land and camping out. We dubbed Johnnie "camp boy" (more ribbing) because he insisted on keeping the campsite and campfire area spotless and picked up, in the midst of our carousing. He was serious about it. More recently, I was glad to chat/laugh with John (at Jane Sykes/Hogan's memorial): about the time in Maine we almost squashed his head loading huge logs onto Pat's truck. Most importantly we got caught up on the twists and turns of our life's journey and our respective journeys of faith. Rock on John.
Jeff Snow from Cape Coral wrote on September 16, 2020 at 12:07 pm:
I was so sorry to hear the news of Johns passing. My brother Jon and I had many fun times growing up with John and the entire family. I smile when I think of our many shenanigans! My thoughts are with you all at this time.
June Brown from Barrington, Rhode Island wrote on September 10, 2020 at 1:57 pm:
Won’t ever forget all the fun our families shared when you were growing up with Jeff and Jon fondly June
Jon B Snow from Portland wrote on September 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm:
To my dear friends the Johnsons, I offer you my sincere condolences for your loss. John and I were the very best of friends and wherever we went we were together as children. John and I were more like brothers than friends. We all lived in a great neighborhood together where the children would play and I remember those summer nights when we would all get together and play hide and seek and other games until it got dark outside and our mothers would call us in for the evening. Those are memories that I will always cherish with all those great neighbors and my best friend John. It’s been many years since I have seen my best friend John as we went our separate ways as adults to raise our families, but I always have these fond memories of him to cherish and I will always think of the good times that we had together and with all of our friends. Rest in peace my friend and someday we will all be together again playing those wonderful games with one another as we did as children.
Kitty (Kathy Drapeau) Holt wrote on September 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm:
We grew up in the BEST neighborhood, and it would not have been the same without John. I spent many hours at his house growing up, and would not trade that for the world. So thankful to have such wonderful neighbors, and so sorry that he is gone. Ruth, Linda, Jodi, Eric, and the rest of John’s family - he will be missed greatly. Much love to all and prayers for God’s comfort as you go through this difficult time.
Larry Drapeau from North Smithfield wrote on September 5, 2020 at 8:16 am:
My sympathies to the Johnson’s. John was like another big brother. Lots of great memories growing up: hiking Mt Washington, canoeing the Crooked from Papoose, the Monte Carlo, fixing my tie before Easter service, his infectious outgoing personality...all will be cherished and he will be missed. God Bless John.
Cindy (Lindell) Vierra from Seekonk wrote on September 4, 2020 at 1:13 pm:
Dear Kim and the entire Johnson family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Many neighborhood memories... John always made me smile and laugh.Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Jonathan L. Baker from Pawtucket wrote on September 3, 2020 at 9:54 pm:
To Linda, Ruthie and the entire Johnson family, I send thoughts and prayers not only from me but all of my family members who either watched you grow up (Al and Elaine Baker) or grew up with you. Jan, myself, Jill and Jeremy may have lived down County Street a bit, but all of the Mowrys, Drapeaus, Richters, Hawks, Johnsons, Browns, Davenports, etc., they all made it feel like Mayberry. Johnnie, Pat Hogan, Gary Seal and others were some of my heroes growing up. God bless you all, and God bless you, Johnnie. That's how I will forever remember you by. Again, thoughts and prayers with you all! Love, the Bakers
Deborah J STEBENNE from Seekonk wrote on September 3, 2020 at 8:56 pm:
Linda and Family, I am so very sad and shocked to learn of John's untimely passing. My deepest sympathy.
Carol Hayward (Butterworth) from Grand Rapids, Michigan wrote on September 3, 2020 at 8:55 pm:
I was saddened to hear of John's passing and send my condolences to those who will always love and miss him.
Sandy Hogan Viveiros from Easton wrote on September 3, 2020 at 7:38 pm:
To all John’s family and friends, my sincere condolences to you all. We grew up in a very close knit neighborhood, we were all family. John was my fifth brother and always watched out for me. Love you John, Rest In Peace!
Marialice Porter from San Diego wrote on September 3, 2020 at 7:19 pm:
Rest In Peace Uncle John, you will always be in my heart and I’ll cherish the memories.
Steve Metzler from Hot Springs VA wrote on September 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm:
To all John’s family. So sorry to hear of John‘s passing. I lived across the street from him long enough to get him into trouble lots of times, and vice versa. As Pat said, in that neighborhood we were all one big family. I will always remember John
Krista Sonderegger from Barrington, RI wrote on September 3, 2020 at 2:13 pm:
My condolences to all of you. I am so sorry for hot loss.
Bruce Butterworth from West Palm Beach wrote on September 3, 2020 at 1:31 pm:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Johnson family. John was My neighbor, My classmate and My friend. Safe travels my friend. You left Us to soon.
Pat Hogan from Slocum RI wrote on September 3, 2020 at 12:46 pm:
To all of John's family. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Growing up in that neighborhood, we were all like one big family. Countless memories of our many escapades with John. He was one of a kind and will be missed My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David & Donna Cabral from Riverside wrote on September 3, 2020 at 11:07 am:
Ruth, Jodi & family - so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. XO
Tracy Johnson Thomas from East Providence wrote on September 3, 2020 at 10:46 am:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire familyl. He is at peace now with Uncle Bob and Aunt Jo and there is a new guardian angel watching over everyone. I will miss you Cousin John...RIP
Greg Scott from Seekonk wrote on September 3, 2020 at 10:06 am:
To John's family, I send my sincere sympathies to you all. As Jeff recounted there are many Maine and neighborhood memories of John which we will hold dear.
Robi -Ann Medeiros from Seekonk wrote on September 3, 2020 at 7:32 am:
We are so sorry for your loss . Sending you and your family many blessings of peace during this Sad time. Matt and Robi-Ann Medeiros