Acle F. “John” Johnson, Jr., 94, of Manchester husband of the late Ann (Cody) Johnson, died Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Okanogan, WA, he was the son of the late Acle F.and Josephine (Sanders) Johnson. He was a US Coast Guard Veteran of World War II. Upon completing his service, he married Ann in 1946. They returned to Washington where John attended University of Washington through the GI Bill where he became a Pharmacist. He owned and operated Quinn’s Pharmacy in Manchester from 1964-1987 and was also a consulting Pharmacist for local convalescent homes. John was a family man, he loved spending time with his family throughout his life. He was also an original communicant of St. Bartholomew Church, was active with civic activities in Manchester, and had a great love of gardening, especially his roses.
He is survived by his children, Michael Johnson and his wife Irene, Kathleen Paine and her husband Al, Stephen Johnson and his wife LouAnn, Keith Johnson and his wife Chris, Laura Pastula and her husband Chuck, and Shelly Traumuller and her husband Eric; his grandchildren Shannon, Kevin, Seth, Travis, Jason, Jennifer, Elyse, Evan and Leah; eight great-grandchildren; his longtime companion Cecile Mulherin and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he was predeceased by his brother Marvin Johnson.
Funeral service will be held on March 13th at 10:30 am from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Bartholomew Church 736 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial with military honors at East Cemetery, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Federation for the Blind Connecticut Chapter at 515 Silas Deane HighwayWethersfield, CT 06109. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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