Willard Johnson III, 79, of Shrewsbury, former longtime resident of Southborough


Willard Johnson IIIShrewsbury/Southborough – Willard “Will” Barron Johnson, 3rd, 79, a 52-year resident of Southborough, currently of Shrewsbury, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital Worcester.

Will was born in Summit, New Jersey, a son of the late Willard Barron and Marjorie “Midge” (Winter) Johnson, II.  He graduated Palo Alto High School, attended University of California Berkley, and graduated from Millikin University, Decatur Il. He later earned his MBA from Babson College.

Will worked at RCA, Norton Co, and in software development at Raytheon for 27 years before his retirement.

He was extremely talented at needle work, especially cross-stitch, was an avid reader, and enjoyed on-line video games, outdoor activities, and cross-country skiing.

Will is survived by his lifelong companion of 38 years, Mary Rusckowski; two sons, James P. Page of Midlothian, TX and David B. Johnson and his wife Becky of Castle Pines, CO; a brother, David M. Johnson of Cameron Park, CA; five grandchildren, Samantha and Alexandra Johnson, Katie Page, Lindsey Bell, and Alexis McDonald; as well as two great grandchildren, Jackson Bell and Robert McDonald. He is predeceased by a sister, Susan Lanning.

Private services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross or New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, PO Box 845694, Boston MA 02284-5694.

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