Robert E. Johnson

Robert E. Johnson, 82, of Rochester, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Wareham.  He was the husband of the late Rosanne A. (Leconte) Johnson.

Born in West Barnstable, he was the son of the late Vaner & Ina (Kumpunen) Johnson.  A longtime resident of Rochester, Mr. Johnson owned R & R Cranberries and was a grower for Ocean Spray.  Mr. Johnson was a Korean War veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his daughter, Melinda Johnson-Roach of Rochester, his sons, Daniel Johnson of W. Wareham and Dana Johnson of Rochester; his brothers, Henry Johnson of Saratoga Springs, NY and Charles Johnson of Carver; his sister, Joan Peltola of Carver; his grandchildren, Nathan Johnson, Seth Johnson, Timothy Roach, Christopher Roach, Nicholas Johnson, Robert Johnson and Hannah Rose Johnson and his great granddaughter, Katie Rose Johnson.

A graveside service will be held on Sun., Dec. 2, 2012 at Union Cemetery, Carver at 1:00 PM.  Visiting hours will be at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Sat., Dec. 1st from 6 – 8 PM.

Donations in his memory may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or Mass General Hospital Development Office, (Write: Parkinson’s Research in memo field) Attn: Shawn Fitzgibbons, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.  For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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