Arthur T. JohnsonJanuary 23, 1933 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 84)
84, of Cranston, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Elzear and Ruth (McKenna) Johnson of Central Falls and California.
He attended Trinity Catholic School and Central Falls High School. He was a member of the Cranston Christian Fellowship Church where he met wonderful people and grew close to his savior. Arthur saw active duty in Korea with the 187th airborne division. He liked to say that he arrived in Korea not by sea but from jumping out of an airplane. He was awarded several medals. Mr. Johnson retired from Speidel as night supervisor after 18 years there. Arthurs taste in music ranged from Hank Williams to Mario Lanza, Italian opera, his favorite La Boheme. He loved older movies, John Wayne and the history channel; he was also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Piscitelli) Johnson of sixty-one and half years. He was the loving father of Christine Babiar and her husband Richard of Castleton, NY, Mary Conway and her husband Patrick of Cranston and Jennifer Johnson of Cranston. Arthur was the cherished papa of Julie Greenhalgh and her husband Andrew of Hope, Patrick Conway of Cranston, Allyson Sell and her husband Jared of FL and Nicholai Wilt of Cranston. He also leaves behind his two precious great-grandchildren, Natalie and Gabriella Greenhalgh. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Arthur was the brother of the late Muriel Page, Dolores LaBossiere, Francis Johnson and Earl Johnson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Home Service on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and also Tuesday morning from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, Rhode Island Campus, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903.