Robert Johnson

Obituary of Robert Anthony Johnson

ROBERT ANTHONY JOHNSON Latham-Robert Anthony Johnson, 76 of Latham, beloved husband of Jean E. Mason Johnson entered into eternal life on Monday May 20, 2019 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Born and raised in Cohoes he was the son of the late Raymond and Ethel (Lyons) Johnson. Bob often remarked he hit the lottery when he married his beloved Jean E. Mason on May 11, 1968 and the two have shared a beautiful marriage of over 51 years. He was a graduate of Keveny Academy in Cohoes and received his Bachelor's degree from Siena College in Sociology and his Master's in Social Work degree from SUNY Buffalo. Bob worked at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Rochester for several years and later at LaSalle School for Boys in Albany as a social worker. He was employed as a sales executive at Prudential Insurance in Latham for over 30 years retiring in 2016. He was an active member and usher at St. Ambrose Church in Latham for many years and a big supporter of the food pantry. Bob had an infectious laugh and was always willing to help anyone in need. His greatest joy in life was having his family all together and supporting his children in all their activities. He was an avid NY Yankees baseball fan. Survivors in addition to his wife Jean include his loving children Matthew (Sarika) Johnson of Arlington, VA, Gregory Johnson of Ballston Spa and Amanda (David Griffin) Johnson of NYC, his brother Raymond (Betty) Johnson of Latham, sister Iolene (Jack) Mitchell of Clifton Park, his cherished granddaughter Maya Johnson and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Bob is predeceased by his sister Lois (Robert) Hart. Bob's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday May 24, 2019 at 10:00 am in St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham with Rev. John Cairns officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday May 23, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the food pantry at St. Ambrose Church 347 Old Loudon Rd. Latham, NY 12110 For directions, information, to light a memory candle or order flowers for the family please visit
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States


10:00 am
Friday, May 24, 2019
St. Ambrose Church
347 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Our Lady Of Angels
Central Avenue
Albany, New York, United States
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