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Francis Eugene Johnson
Francis E. Johnson, 90, a resident of Gilford for the past 3 years, died on Monday, April 22, 2019 at his home after a short illness, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Franklin on January 4, 1929 the son of the late Simon and Martha (Scoffield) Johnson. He was a graduate of Franklin High School and spent his youth in Franklin. Francis worked as a salesman for both Prudential and for Elliott Ford in Tilton for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from April 11, 1951 to March 21, 1953 earning the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE #1280 and the Meridian Masonic Lodge #60 F&AM both in Franklin. He enjoyed attending flea markets, collecting clocks and many other valuable items. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Genevieve M. (Woods) Johnson in 1999, his second wife, Georgette (Pelletier) Johnson in 2016 and his son, Wayne D. Johnson who died in 2017. His family includes:
His daughter; Gail A. Robie of Meredith
His two granddaughters;
Lindsay Hann of Meredith
Ashley Quinn of Sandwich
And his two great grandchildren;
Lincoln Hann of Meredith
Parker Hann of Meredith
According to Francis's wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 12 noon at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Burial will follow the service.
Memorial donations in memory of Francis, may be made to the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, 186 Waukewan Street Meredith, NH 03253.