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Walter B. Johnson, Jr.
PAWTUCKET- Walter "Wally" B. Johnson, Jr., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 after a courageous 3 year battle with throat cancer. He was the beloved husband of Pamela M. (Bora) Johnson, they would have celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in May.
Born in Cranston, he was a son of Pearl M. (Langlois) Johnson of Pawtucket and the late Walter B. Johnson, Sr.
Wally was a 1971 graduate of Tolman High School and served in the RI Army National Guard from 1972 to 1978. He was a member of the Lafayette Club, Pawtucket and the Filibuster Club, Cumberland. Wally enjoyed fishing; golfing; darts; billiards; basketball and baseball. In his youth he received many awards and trophies from the Pineview Little League. He was an avid fan and follower of all the New England sports teams. Wally was a former employee of Cumberland Engineering, South Attleboro for over 25 years and he retired from Hindley Manufacturing, Cumberland in 2010 due to his illness.
Besides his loving wife and mother, he leaves his son, Mark E. and his wife, Jennifer of Oakdale, CT; a step-daughter, Mandie Dion of Harrington, DE; two grandchildren, Krisann and Gavin; a step-granddaughter, Elizabeth; a brother, Anthony Mace and his wife, Nora of Portsmouth, RI; his best friend and cousin, Raymond Johnson and his wife, Kathleen and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and dear friends. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Krisann Johnson. A gathering will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by interment at 11 a.m. at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Pawtucket. VISITATION will be Monday 3 to 7 p.m. If desired, memorial gifts to the Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital of RI, 111 Brewster St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated.