Celebrating the life of Stephen Johnson
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Steve, also known as “Daddo”, was the devoted, loving, and unconditionally supportive father of Sarah, 28, and Victoria Johnson, 24. He was also the loving grandfather of his two favorite granddogs, Ella and Penny. Steve could always be found wearing Syracuse gear, Sarah’s alma mater, completing projects with Sarah and spending quality time with his roommate, Victoria. He was exceptionally proud of his daughters’ educational achievements. He was always there to fix any problem and patiently give advice.
He is also survived by his father and mother, Arnold and Nancy (Olson) Johnson, his older sister, Marcia Eckloff, and his younger brother, Andrew Johnson. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and many close friends. Steve’s selflessness, sense of humor, and laidback charm impacted his family and friends.
Steve was the Regional District Manager for West Marine for over two decades where he became close with many of his colleagues. His biggest passion in life was boating. He could be found on the water or working his boat, the SAVI, year round. Steve was a member of Quonset-Davisville Navy Yacht Club and served as the Dockmaster for the club. His happiest times were spent during the summer cruising, fishing, and relaxing on the ocean with his daughters, his “adopted” daughter Lauren Hauser, 28, and his soon-to-be son-in-law and apprentice, Jared Rossi, 28.
Steve will be deeply missed and as he believed, “We only part to meet again.” A Memorial Gathering will be open to the public and held Sunday, November 22nd at 1pm in the Monahan Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman Street, Providence. Donations can be made to Home & Hospice of Rhode Island.
A Memorial Gathering will be open to the public and held Sunday, November 22nd at 1pm in the Monahan Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman Street, Providence. Donations can be made to Home & Hospice of Rhode Island.
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