Ronald W. Johnson

ATHOL — A service was held for Ronald W. Johnson of Athol on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Barilone officiated.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, directed arrangements.

ATHOL — Ronald W. Johnson, 65, of 461 North Orange Rd., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.

Ron was born on May 31, 1951 in Franklin, N.H., the son of late John D. and the late Jeannette (Cote) Johnson.

Ron grew up in Tilton and Franklin, N.H.  He worked for 25 years at the L.S. Starrett Tool Company, in Athol, in Department 9 as a drill press operator. He was an avid woodworker, making and selling his crafts all over the area.

He is survived by three sons, Kyle Johnson and his wife Kerry of Athol, Jason Lichtenberger of Athol, and Lance Lichtenbergr of Orange; two grandchildren, Maddison Johnson, and Mary Robert; two brothers, “Dusty” Johnson of Tilton, N.H., and Danny Johnson of Franklin, N.H.; one sister, Cheryl Lockwood of Tilton, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers: Michel Johnson and Wayne Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange.

Calling hours will be held Friday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ron’s name may be made to the Wachusett Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund, 32 Hospital Hill Rd., Gardner, MA 01440

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