2006-03-09 / Obituaries

Walter B. Johnson Jr., 69

Walter B. "Bunky" Johnson Jr., 69, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at home after a long battle with lung cancer. He was the loving companion of Jane C. Grenier for 32 years.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Walter B. Johnson Sr. and Mary Jane (Cross) Johnson Cardozo, he lived in Jamestown for 25 years. He was the step-son of John F. Cardozo in Ariz.

A lab optician for 53 years before retiring, he worked for McLeod Optical Company in Warwick for the past 39 years.

He was an elder in the Narragansett Indian tribe.

He was the father of Arthur "Donnie" Johnson of Warwick, Yolanda Lamboy of Riverside, and the late Marcene Washington Isom. He was step-father of Robert A. Grenier Jr. of Coventry and Robin Wilkinson of Jamestown. Mr. Johnson was the brother of Arthur, Michael, Allen, and David Johnson, all of Providence; Glenn Cardozo of Cranston; Carole Williams and Lynn Ellis, both of Providence; Mildred Morgan of Ariz.; Joan Cavit and Joann Fernandes, both of Warwick; Kay Lawson of West Warwick; and the late John D. Johnson and Alice Watson. Mr. Johnson was the grandfather of 13 and the great-grandfather of three. He was the step-brother of the late John F. Cardozo.

His funeral service was held Saturday at the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery in Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Odyssey Hospice, 100 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, will be appreciated.

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