Walter E. Johnson, 88 of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was born on March 11, 1933 in Suffield, CT to Andrew Johnson and Martha (Linnell) Johnson. He lived in Manchester, CT most of his life. He worked as a pressman for Treasure Chest Advertising and The Manchester Herald during his working years. Once he had retired, he began the greatest job he ever had (his words) which was watching his grandchildren. He was an amazing father and grandfather who loved being with family, visiting Cape Cod, and of course UCONN basketball.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Diane (Johnson) and Robert Crosby of Coventry, CT and his grandchildren Kaitlyn Crosby, Kevin Crosby and Sarah Crosby from Coventry, CT. He also leaves behind his nephew Frank Johnson, Jr and Esther Johnson of Colorado along with his great nieces Christie Hampton and Aimee Johnson of Colorado.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by his wife Inez Weir Johnson, brother Frank Johnson and sister Florence Johnson.
There will be a funeral service Monday June 14, 2021 at 11:00 am at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, CT with burial to follow in the Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor, CT. To leave a memory or message of condolence please visit www.holmeswatkins.com
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