Third Generation


55. Franklin Delano Johnson Sr. was born on 27 January 1935 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 27 November 2008 at the age of 73 in Rhode Island, USA. JOHNSON, FRANKLIN D. SR., passed away November 27, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Mary Johnson. Born on Swans Island, Maine, January 27, 1935, he was a son of the late Fritz and Evelyn (Martin) Johnson. Besides his wife he is survived by five children, Paul Stockbridge of Swans Island, Sandra Carter of Exeter, RI, Lorene Dolan of Gulf Port, FL, Franklin D. Johnson, Jr. and Prudence Calise both of North Kingstown, RI; a brother, Vernon Johnson of Swans Island; nine beloved grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a treasured grandson, James Dolan. He was the brother of the late William Johnson, Hulda Newton and Dottie Lemoine. A 20 year United States Navy Veteran, he proudly served aboard the William Wood for the first few years of his service with the remaining years for the Seabees. He served two tours in Vietnam for his country. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 42, The Davisville Seabees, the American Legion Post 12, CMA of RI and RICH (Rhode Island Country Horizons) He was the owner and operator of Franks Plumbing & Heating for 35 years. His Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10am in the Exeter Chapel, 765 Ten Rod Road, Exeter. Burial with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Sunday 4 to7pm in the FAGAN-QUINN Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Seabees at Davisville, Chapel of the Pines, 21 Iafrate Way, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or the American Legion Post 15, 1016 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818 will be appreciated. For information and guestbook visit: www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Providence Journal on 11/29/2008
He was buried on 1 December 2008 in Rhode Island Veteran's Memorial cemetery, Exeter. Franklin served in the military in U. S. Navy. Moved to Rhode Island following military career.

Franklin Delano Johnson Sr. and Mary Sue Colbeth were married on 16 July 1954 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Mary Sue Colbeth, daughter of Elden Arthur Colbeth and Myrtis Belle Joyce, was born on 25 June 1927 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

Franklin Delano Johnson Sr.-11720 and Mary Sue Colbeth-636 had the following children:

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Lorene Frances Johnson-11721.

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Franklin Delano Johnson Jr. was born on 29 August 1956. Lived in Rhode Island.

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Prudence Ann Johnson-11723.