Richard Edwin Johnson, Sr., 71, of Hamden, CT, passed away, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA with his family by his side. Born December 10, 1946, in New Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Lawrence Johnson and Sarah (Cohen) Johnson. Richard was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to everyone. He served in the National Guard during which time he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of New Haven. Richard worked for O.F. Mossberg & Sons, North Haven for many years and was Senior Manufacturing Engineer at the time of his passing. Richard was a member of the Guilford Sportmen’s Association. He loved sports, especially football, where his favorite team was the New England Patriots. Richard is survived by his wife Carol A. (Gaudino) Johnson of 31 years, son Richard E. Johnson, Jr., daughters Tiffany Johnson-Petrakov, Ashley M. Johnson-Goralnik, and 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Muriel Riccio.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Friday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St.Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.