Mr. Frederick W. Johnson, 76 of Belle Isle, Florida and Laconia, NH, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at Orlando Health. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Brady) Johnson with whom he had celebrated 39 years of marriage. Fred (Jack) was raised in Swampscott, Mass, the son of the late Fred and Irene Johnson. Fred was a graduate of Swampscott High School and attended Boston University. Fred had a long and distinguished career with New England Telephone and AT&T. He began his career in Greater Boston, continued in Portland, Maine and finally retired in Orlando, FL. Following his retirement, he continued in several consulting assignments.
He was the devoted Dad to Kelly Wildermuth of Denver, Co. He endeavored to be her biggest cheerleader and mentor. He was beyond proud of his loving and accomplished daughter. He was also the beloved mentor and buddy to Christian and Nick of Laconia, NH of whom he was incredibly and forever proud. Fred (Jack) was full of fun most of his life and enjoyed many hobbies. He was passionate about his more than four decades of Golden Retrievers. He was an accomplished boater on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and he loved his time on the water with his family and friends. He also greatly enjoyed the classic car hobby in Florida.
Visitation will take place on July 9th at 1:00 pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at the Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home in Orlando. A celebration of his life will take place later this summer at his beloved Mallard Cove in New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida, www.grrmf.org or to Wounded Warriors Project, support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate
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