Dane L. Johnson, 51

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Hudson – Dane Lamont Johnson, 51, died Monday April 18, 201, after a brief illness.

He is survived by his parents,

Tyrone Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M. and Willia Dean Johnson of Goodyear, Ariz.; his fiancé, Heidemarie Riendeau; his son, David Cardona of Framingham; his sister, Lela Johnson and her husband, Ronald Harper, of Lisle, Ill.; his former wife, Margarita Johnson of Clinton; and cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Born May 29, 1959, in Chicago, he moved to Hudson in 1975 and attended Hudson High School (Class of 1977), where he played football and was a shot putter for the track team. For the past six years, he shared his life with Heidemarie, whom he recently asked to marry him. They shared many good times and made wonderful memories.

Mr. Johnson began working for Digital Equipment Corporation in 1979, and through many corporate changes he remained loyal and worked his way up to become Third Party Logistics Manager at the Intel Corporation in Massachusetts.

His favorite activities were cooking, fishing and visiting Disney World. He also enjoyed attending NASCAR races, particularly with Joe and George. He loved children and volunteered with the Girls & Boys Clubs of MetroWest and the Children's Special Olympics.

A memorial service was held April 23 at the chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home of Ashland. For online condolences, visit www.mataresefuneral.com.