Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


L. Maynard Johnson

July 3, 1942October 24, 2019

L. Maynard Johnson – of Scituate, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2019 after an illness. He was 77 years old. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Donna (Gonsalves) Johnson, with whom he shared more than 57 years of marriage. Devoted father of David Johnson and his wife Lisa Penzo-Johnson of Halifax and Stephen Johnson of Scituate. Cherished grandfather of Nicole Johnson-McElman of VA and Brianna Johnson of Halifax and great-grandfather of Scarlett Ellie McElman of VA. Loving brother of the late Warren “Buddy” Johnson and his wife Pamela-Freer Johnson of Provincetown and Doralyn Nardella and her husband Anthony of Worcester; brother in law of Betty White and her husband John of Truro, David Gonsalves and his wife Martha of CT, the late Christine Johnson and her husband Greig of Dennis and Patricia Gonsalves of New Bedford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Maynard was born and raised in Worcester, the son of the late Lloyd M. and Evelyn (Boxell) Johnson. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Fitchburg State College and later a Master’s in Education from Lesley College. He was a natural instructor and taught Industrial Arts at Hingham High School for 32 years. Upon retirement from teaching in 1997, he worked for Lipsett and Sons, Inc. of Weymouth delivering oil. His passions included being involved in the lives of his family as well as motorcycles, boating, fishing, home improvement projects, helping out everyone in the neighborhood and shooting the breeze over a cup of coffee. He will be remembered fondly and missed by all who knew him. A visitation will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 2-5 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate with a funeral home service at 5 PM followed by a reception. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Senior Behavioral Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, 275 Sandwich St, Plymouth, MA 02360.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 9, 2019


L. Maynard Johnson

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Denise Price

October 29, 2019

What a guy! Maynard was always a happy man, and certainly so upbeat and positive. His friendliness will be missed by many, and I know that he will be very pleased to be with his wife, Donna, once again. If a man can be described as lovely, Maynard would definitely fit into that category. Truly a gentleman, and I remember seeing him go to Harbor House on Friday night for pizza. My office was right across the street from this pizza shop.
Peace, love and serenity to all of the family.

Tom Tobin

October 29, 2019

I am sending My love and condolences to the Johnson family. Maynard was one of the most influential people in my life, I loved enjoying a cup of coffee and being able to shoot the breeze with him on my short visits back home. Just last week I found one of my old photo albums with a picture of his Chevelle when he had the top done. I would love to be able to give him a hard time about teaching me how to fix a car ( I loved busting his chops about not talking me out of the car business) just one more time. Fair winds and following seas to one of the most amazing teachers Anyone of his students could ever ask for. You will be missed by so many for you have touched everyone that has had the pleasure of knowing you.
One of Maynards jokes; “how do you spell Jeep?” J U N K.