John H. Williamson

January 21, 1930December 25, 2020

John H. Williamson, “Harry,” age 90, of Middletown, died and entered eternal life, Friday, December 25, 2020 in Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Theresa O. (Postiglione) Williamson. Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Sydney and Elizabeth (Burgess) Williamson, he was a longtime resident of Swansea. A graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational High School, he was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War. Mr. Williamson worked as a service representative in the steam turbine industry for thirty-five years. He worked for the Elliot Company, B.W.C. and was self-employed prior to his retirement in 1985. An avid Boston Bruins fan, he enjoyed sailing and playing bocce. He is survived by one son, John T. Williamson and his wife Barbara of Martinsville, VA; one daughter, Lisa Plezia and her husband Christopher of Middletown and two grandchildren Cameron and Sammy Plezia. He was the brother of the late Thomas Burgess. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Salvation Army, 290 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720.


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Dana Postiglione

December 30, 2020

I met Harry in the summer of 1969, just before John left for Vietnam. I knew that John thought very highly of Harry and that Harry loved to sail.

I soon learned that Harry had a wonderfully dry sense of humor. We always enjoyed a warm welcome from Harry and Theresa and oh my the laughter. Their home was always filled with laughter.

May all the laughter and memories bring comfort to Lisa & John.

John and Dana Postiglione

December 29, 2020

I remember Harry driving to Amherst when I was in Grad School at U of Ma. and Theresa and Harry were living in Ct. He came and drove me to their home for an enjoyable get away weekend from the rigors of 0f studying and so I could get a little family time

Marcia Kulak

December 28, 2020

To the Williamson family;
I remember Harry and Tre being devoted and loyal supporters of their horse crazy daughter, Lisa, who is a dear friend! Harry was soft spoken, polite and had a witty dry sense of humor!
May you all take solace in a life well lived and a peaceful passing!
Love to you,
Marcia and Anne Kulak

Marianne Postiglione, rsm

December 28, 2020

Harry was the kind of brother-in-law you always wished for. He was certainly that to me: generous, kind , with a quirky sense of humor. I will miss him.

Sue deVillers (Shea)

December 27, 2020

Lisa & John: As you well remember, I spent many happy hours with you and your family. God bless them that they put up with us on weekend nights when we were so young and knew everything!
My thoughts are with you at this time.