Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, Frederick A. Johnson, longtime resident of Guilford, passed away at Guilford House. Husband of the late Jane DiTiberio Johnson, Frederick was born in Norwood, Mass. on March 6, 1929, son of the late Arthur F. Johnson and Jean (McKenna) Johnson. Loving father of Martha Dieli and husband David Dieli of Madison and Jacqueline Rivero and husband Martin Rivero of Yarmouth, Mass. He is also survived by grandchildren Ian Dieli and Elizabeth and husband Cris Teixeira, Brother of Elizabeth Johnson. Predeceased by his brothers Arthur and Ian Johnson and sister Grace Johnson.
Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later became a teacher and worked in the New Britain public schools for 30 years. He sang in many choral groups. He mostly loved his grandchildren and often commented that moving closer to them was the best thing he ever did. He loved sharing the same birthday as Elizabeth and watching Ian play football. He never missed a game.
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Friends are invited to a graveside service on Friday Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. in State Veteran Cemetery, 317 Bow Ln., Middletown. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit www.guilfordfuneralhome.com .