William Henry Johnson

May 27, 1925 ~ March 13, 2020

William Henry Johnson, 94 of Norwalk passed away peacefully March 13, 2020 at Wilton Meadows after a short illness. Born in Norwalk on May 27, 1925 to Henry and Bertha Johnson he was a lifelong resident of Norwalk. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years Elaine Y. Johnson.

A world War II veteran enlisted in 1943 and served in the Merchant Marines ferrying supplies to the U.S. Armed Services all around the world.

Bill enjoyed life to its fullest every day and loved listening to music, was an avid dancer and loved gardening. He was a lifelong sports fan of the New York Giants football and was able to see them win their first super Bowl in Pasadena, CA. He has been a long-standing member of The American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk and a lifetime member of the South Norwalk Boat Club. Bill moved into the Marvin in East Norwalk and loved his walks around the neighborhood and down to the Norwalk Beach to enjoy a sunny day. His Friday night favorite was going around the corner to Partners Café for a cocktail and a conversation with everyone he met. In 2019 he had the privileged to be honored in the Norwalk Memorial Day Parade as one of several World War II veterans to be Grand Marshall of the parade.

He is survived by his daughter Laine Johnson, his sons Mark and Eric Johnson, his daughters-in-law Barbara and Linda, son-in-law Tony and his nephew Bill.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

  1. Mark, Laine and Eric and family, Our condolances for your loss. He had a wonderful and full life and I have many memories being over your house playing pool, having band practice, and working on cars. Your dad always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    March 14, 2020
    James and Donna Forcier -
  • He was a wonderful person, and he will be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

    March 16, 2020
    Lee -
  • We were so sorry to hear this news but know that your dad was fortunate to have had a long and happy life. Naturally kind and friendly, he was a wonderful neighbor to us. Even as a young child I remember thinking how warm and nice your parents were. We will always think back fondly on Stony Brook Road days.

    Keeping you in our thoughts.

    March 18, 2020
    Barbara DiPanni Slack and Jo-Ann and Tony DiPanni -
  • I met Bill when he first moved into The Marvin, and I volunteered there. I always enjoyed our conversations, his great smile, and his perpetual good mood. He often invited me to happy hour. I wish I took him up on it. I hope he rests easy with Elaine, and I send my condolences.

    March 19, 2020
    Nicole Tobin -
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *