Eric R. Johnson, of South Weymouth passed away peacefully at home on Friday April 13, 2018 at the age of 77 after a long history of congestive heart failure. Eric was born in New York City but lived in Philadelphia until age 6 when the family then moved to S. Weymouth. He went to Northeastern University and graduated with a Chemical Engineer degree and moved to Jay, Maine to work in the paper industry. He then moved back to Massachusetts and worked in a papermill in Mattapan until they closed in 1985. Eric then worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in the Hazardous Waste Division in Boston and Lakeville until his retirement in 2010.
Eric is a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division XII and was past Commander, and Division Captain in 1977. He loved boating, being in Maine, working in the yard and tending to his large vegetable garden (when the woodchuck would allow) and took many a cruise and trips down south to Maryland.
Eric is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Veva (Darrow), his sister Paula and her husband Richard and his loving niece, Molly, all of Lakeville. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Veva Darrow, sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Thomas Timcoe, a very loving kitty, Dottie, with many cousins and a very large Swedish family back in Sweden.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visiting hours for Eric which will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 4-8pm in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) S. Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30am for a Funeral Service in honor of Eric’s life which will begin promptly at 11am. Interment will immediately follow in the Holbrook Union Cemetery in Holbrook.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made by check only payable to Heart Failure Program, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 Box 5931. Please write “in memory of Eric Johnson” on the check so it gets to the right research project.