Arthur M. Johnson, Jr. 85 of Westerly, RI, died peacefully on Friday November 26, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones at his home. He was the loving and devoted husband of Eileen (Marotta) Johnson.
Born in Worcester, MA on May 12, 1936 he was the beloved son of the late Arthur and Stella (Emerson) Johnson.
Mr. Johnson had a long and distinguished career with Polaroid Corporation and retired as Chief of Personal Security at Polaroid. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in horticulture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and from North East University with a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice.
Arthur grew up on Cape Cod where he excelled in sports and had played pro-baseball in his youth. He later went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Marine Corp.
After he and Eileen built their home in Westerly he maintained his life-long love of sports. He was a member of the Winnapaug Country Club and Senior Club Champion and was also was a member of the Westerly Yacht Club. He also enjoyed his home and gardens and was an avid reader of fiction books.
Besides the love of his beloved wife Eileen he leaves his loving and devoted yellow lab Jody Rose who along with Eileen was by his side until the end.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
In remembrance of Arthur’s great love of animal’s donations in his memory may be made to Always Adopt, Save A Lab Rescue and Stand Up for Animals.
For online condolences, please visit www.buckler-johnston.com