Arthur Johnson, 81, of Plainville, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, after a hard fight and brief battle with cancer.
Born on April 18, 1937 in Norwich and raised there, he was the son of the late Harry and Irene â€śHelenâ€ť (Maistras) Johnson. Art was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, having enlisted shortly after high school. He married the love of his life, Madeline (Hartley) and settled in Plainville, where they shared 46 years together, raised their two loving children, and became proud grandparents 11 years ago. Art was a quiet, humble man, who enjoyed lifeâ€™s simple pleasures, including watching the Discovery and Travel Channels, and Masterpiece Theatre. He could be found many days working on his perfectly manicured yard, of which he took great pride. He was a true family man, who will be missed dearly.
In addition to his wife, Madeline, he leaves his children, Valerie and Christopher, his grandchildren, Emily and Aiden, his sisters, Chrysanthe Kowal, and Patricia St. Pierre; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Jimmy and George, and his sisters, Jean Johnson and Sophie Estatio.
Funeral services in celebration of Artâ€™s life will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., Plainville. Committal services and interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Artâ€™s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or cancer.org. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit PLAINVILLE FUNERALHOME.com