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Mr. Richard Armitage Johnson

Obituary for Mr. Richard Armitage Johnson

June 14, 1932 - March 24, 2020
Seabrook, New Hampshire | Age 87


Richard A. Johnson, 87, died Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at Colonial Poplin in Fremont, New Hampshire. He was born on June 14th, 1932 in Brattleboro, Vermont, the son of Herman E. Johnson and Doris M. Armitage.

He was the husband of Priscilla M. Seale (deceased March 28, 2012). They were married on October 9th, 1954 in Bellerose, NY.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Rutland High School in 1950 and from the University of Vermont in 1958. He served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. Mr. Johnson had a long and distinguished career in the food industry that began on the family dairy farm and then led him to roles in Research and Development at the Borden Company and the Colgate Palmolive Company, Sales and Marketing at Durkee Foods, and he was a mentor to many before retiring from Cargill Foods in 2005. He spent much of his retirement in his cherished Vermont at Parker Lake in West Glover; and was a member of the Westmore Community Church on the shores of Lake Willoughby.

Mr. Johnson was an avid gardener and enjoyed yard work and being outdoors. He met his beloved wife at the University of Vermont while playing Bridge. He was a world traveler and visited many parts of the globe either in his professional roles or with his family. Mr. Johnson was well liked by the staff and residents of Colonial Poplin during his brief stay there and he praised them for their great care.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Johnson is predeceased by a grandson, Kyle Johnson, and two sisters, Ruth Bigelow and Martha Dumouchel.

Mr. Johnson's family includes three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard A. Jr. and Nancy Johnson of Marshalltown, Iowa, Robert S. and Teri Johnson of West Glover, Vermont, and Peter S. and Michelle Johnson of East Kingston, New Hampshire; four grandchildren, Chris Johnson, April Piper, Riley Johnson and Liam Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Savannah Piper. Mr. Johnson's extended family includes three stepsisters, Jane Cady, Patricia Horton, and Carole Delude.

No formal services will be held at this time. A memorial service will be scheduled when conditions permit.

Services Pending. Please check back for further information.

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