OBITUARY

George A Johnson Jr.

March 25, 1929March 19, 2014
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George A. Johnson Jr., of Madison, CT, died suddenly after a brief illness on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital, he was 84. George was born on March 25, 1929 in Bridgeport, CT. He attended Stratfield Elementary School, Roger Ludlowe High School and Upsala College. In 1955 he married Nancy F. Caldwell, and together they had 3 children, David (wife Lynn Skene), Sarah (husband Robert Trombetta) and Peter (wife Donna Caulfield). George worked as an executive at the Aetna, Hartford Insurance Group, George A. Johnson Insurance Agency, CT National Bank, Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company, and New London County Assurance Companies. George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He served as the first Chairman of the Monroe Town Council and was a CT State Representative where he was influential in the passage of insurance legislation. He was on the Monroe Board of Police Commissioners and the Monroe Town Hall Building Committee. He served as a member of many local civic organizations including the Jaycees, Monroe Lions, Masons, Boy Scouts of America, American Legion, and the Elks. He was a member of the Madison and Clinton Art Societies and the Clinton Country Club. Besides golf and painting, George enjoyed music and played Carnegie Hall with the Swing Timers and was in the West Point Army Band. He also enjoyed traveling, buying cars and spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed especially by his loving wife Nancy and their six beloved grandchildren, Ivan and Alexis Johnson, Lauren and David Trombetta and Tommy and Michael Johnson. Calling hours will be held on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc. P.O. Box 234, Windsor, CT 06095, a local member of Wreaths Across America.

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March 25, 2014

Dear Nancy and family

Joan and I are so sorry to read about George's passing. It brought back memori es of our days in the Fairfield Jaycees back in the 60's. You and George were wonderful people and we always enjoyed your company. We send you our deepest sympathy.
Roy and Joan Ervin
Fairfield, CT

Glen and Carol Prentice

March 24, 2014

Dear David and family:

We send along our sincerely condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. Many good memories of him.

March 24, 2014

I am deeply sorry for your loss. May caring thoughts and loving words comfort you at this time of sorrow. (John 5:25-29)

Jennifer Piccirillo

March 24, 2014

Dear Nancy, Today I had to tell my mother (Barbara Shull)and father (Roger Shull) about reading of George's passing. Mom had many wonderful things to say about you both. In speaking about your husband, she emphasized "Of all of Rod's friends, I liked George the most". I was SO touched that the Swing Timers was mentioned. Dad is too humble to brag, but I know that playing at Carnegie was an amazing experience for all in this band, their talent something to be immensely proud of. The Swing Timers was noted as "The Band That Rocked Carnegie" and that it "won the hearts of the audience". Without a doubt, George won the hearts of my parents. Jennifer Piccirillo

George Kinser

March 24, 2014

My time knowing George was short for his life span. I have been in Stan Carver's art class with George and he did have a passion for it. I remember George as a real gentleman to all. I offer my condolences for his passing. Remember the good time and share the sad with God. George Kinser (Old Saybrook, Ct.)

mimi zabek

March 23, 2014

sending love and positive energy your way during this difficult time

March 23, 2014

Dear Nancy
We are in florida since Bev's birthday party and just now heard of George's passing. We have shared many happy memories with both you and George and will always remember the fun times together.We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family

Russ and Fran Aucello

Helene King

March 23, 2014

Dear Dave and Lynn, my condolences to you both and your family.

March 23, 2014

Dear Nancy and family, Angelo and I are sadden to hear of the end of a good life.
George was a delight and beaming with an endless smiles. We loved his artwork and enjoyed his "opening nights" we cherish the memories.
Sally D'Amato

Tina Callaway

March 22, 2014

Dear Aunt Nancy and all my cousins and their families, Uncle George was such a great guy! I cherish the memories I have from my childhood when we all spent time together....lots of laughs and fun.And I always looked forward to seeing his beautiful artwork on the family Christmas cards...Thinking of you all during this very sad time. Big hug to you Aunt Nancy. Love, Tina