Raymond G. Johnson, 68, of Northborough


Obit Ray JohnsonNorthborough – Raymond G. Johnson passed away peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was 68.

Ray leaves behind his devoted wife of 48 years, Lorna S. (Park) Johnson; his four sons, Scott Johnson and Kim of N. Brookfield, Todd Johnson and his wife Teresa of Harlan, Ind., Mark Johnson and his wife Amy of Northborough, and Jeffrey Johnson and his wife Catherine of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; his host son, Young Woo Cho; 13 grandchildren; six brothers, Dennis Johnson of Wisconsin, Michael Johnson of North Carolina, Gene Johnson of Arizona, Mark Johnson of Worcester, Thomas Johnson of Vermont, and Dale Johnson of New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary Johnson.

Born in Westmoreland, N.H. and raised in Rutland, Vt., he was the son of the late George and Flora (Morse) Johnson. Northborough was his home for the last 48 years.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Midwestern School of Evangelism in 1968. He served as evangelist and elder at Northboro Church of Christ for 48 years.

He was employed at Metso Automation, formerly Jamesbury, in Worcester as a standards engineering specialist for 36 years until retirement in 2002.

The Johnsons hosted South Korean students through Boston Global Education for seven years. Mr. Johnson enjoyed the sport of pickleball and volunteering for Northborough Helping Hands Association. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Monday, April 6, from 4-7 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. The funeral will be held Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m., in Northboro Church of Christ, 456 W. Main St. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northborough Helping Hands, P. O. Box 383, Northborough, MA 01532 or Church of Christ Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 633, Northborough, MA 01532.

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