WOLCOTT – Richard (Rick) Norman Johnson, 78, passed away unexpectedly March 19, 2023.
Besides his wife of 43 years, Kelly J. (Prescott) Johnson, he is survived by his sons, Kevin B. Johnson of Terryville, David L. Johnson, Christopher M. Johnson of Wolcott; his daughter, Sara G. Johnson of Wolcott; his brother, Mark K. Johnson and his wife Jean, of Southington; and his sister-in-law MaryEllen Johnson, of Wolcott.
He also leaves behind his granddaughters, Alyssa Johnson of Meriden, Katherine E. Johnson of Woodbury, and Mikayla G. Johnson of Terryville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition, he leaves behind his father and mother-in-law, Theodore and Helen Prescott; sisters-in-law Teddi Lynn Ezzo and her partner Rich Moschini, Donna M. Dupre and her husband Michael; and brother-in-law, Peter R. Prescott and his partner Katherine Roberts.
Rick was predeceased by his son, Richard M. Johnson, and a brother, Melvin L. Johnson.
Rick was born Feb. 17, 1945, in Hartford, son of the late Melvin B. and Grace (Parker) Johnson. He attended Wolcott High School and later joined the United States Air Force, where he served four years. Rick retired from a career of facility management and worked part time for the Wolcott Park Department/Peterson Park.
Rick was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with “the guys” and loved watching sports, especially Yankees baseball. You could always count on him to bring comic relief to any situation – always ready with a joke or funny story – he loved to laugh.
Services will be private.
Waterbury Republican-American March 23, 2023
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