Robert T. Johnson NORTHFIELD — Robert Theodore (Ted) Johnson, 80, peacefully entered into rest on February 28, 2019 at Central Vermont Hospital. He was born January 17, 1939 in Montpelier, VT to Theodore Peter Johnson and Grace Bugbee Hall. While Ted was educated in the Northfield school system and graduated in 1957, he joined the Northfield National Guard and entered the U.S. Army Buddy Program in 1958 and was deployed to Anchorage, Alaska for two years participating in light construction and celebrated Alaska’s statehood. In 1961 he served in Bordeaux, France during the Berlin Crisis until honorably discharged in February 1962 and rejoined the Northfield National Guard. It was then he started his longest adventure in life and married his classmate Janet. In 1969 he purchased the family homestead where he resided until his passing. He worked 44 years in the granite industry, he was trained by and worked alongside his father at Johnson Custom Sandblast in Barre, Vermont, 27 years at Cetrangolo Finishing Works in Northfield, before finishing his career at Cochrans, Inc. in Barre, and retired in 2001. Hobbies, interests and activities included but were not limited to being a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield, 53 years a member of American Legion, 1969-1970 served as Commander of Sorrel-Maynard Post #63 in Northfield, sponsored and helped organize the Legion's baseball team, and 43 years a member of VFW in Montpelier. Also known as “Thumper” or “Teddy”, he enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, attending Norwich ice hockey and football games, he was an avid bowler and participated in several men’s leagues throughout his years. He loved playing horseshoes, camping, playing cards, watching TV, walks on the beach, going out to supper and listening to his country music. Ted was very proud of his family, which includes his beloved wife Janet J. (Stearns) of 56 years; his children Dana M. Johnson (Alisha) of Gorham, ME and Dena M. Blais (Adolph) of Chicopee, MA.; grandchildren Rachelle L. Blais (Chris Cehlar) of South Hadley, MA., Gavin P. Johnson of Gorham, ME and Jessica Blais (Roger Arrowwood) of Jacksboro, TN.; sister Anne T. Johnson of Northfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents Theodore (Grace) and step mother Bessie Kingston Johnson; and brother Richard H. Miles (Joanne). Arrangements will be conducted by Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave., Northfield. There are no calling hours. In celebration of his life, there will be a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Friday March 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield with the Reverend Dwight H. Baker officiating. A military burial will be held on a future date and time at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, VT. Donations in memory of Robert T. Johnson can be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, 800-223-2732, or a charity of your choice.

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Linda Matheson

Dear Jan, so sorry for you and the entire families loss. Keep his memory close.

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