Christopher A. Johnson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Christopher Alfred Johnson, 47, passed away on
August 14, 2013 at his home in Washington D.C. Chris was born in
Millington, Tennessee on November 20, 1965. He leaves his wife,
Commander Lisa Kelty-Johnson, U.S. Navy; daughters, Madison Elsie
Johnson and Morgan Spurr Johnson; his parents, Alfred C. Johnson and
Laurel Gannon Johnson; brother, James J. Johnson and his wife Maria of
Sutton; sisters, Kimberley J. Johnson of Vineyard Haven, Beth A. Crowley
and husband Brian J. Crowley of Worcester, and Erin Johnson-Ritz of
Oahu, HI. He will be truly missed by his loving nieces and nephews,
Patrick, Daniel, Courtney, Kerin, Lindsey, Liam, Gannon, Jude and Grace.
He leaves his mother-in-law, Jeanette Kelty of Canton, OH; and
brothers-in-law, Richard of Westlake Village, CA, James Kelty of
Cambria, CA, Jeff Kelty and wife of Littleton, CO, Mark Kelty and wife
of Baltimore MD, Keith Kelty and wife of Cincinnati, OH and Steve Kelty
and wife of Tinton Falls, NJ. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins
and close friends, along with his faithful companion Paco. He was
predeceased by his brother and best friend, Patrick Gannon Johnson.
Chris graduated from Doherty Memorial High School, Worcester State
College, and received his Masters from Troy University in Alabama. Chris
served in the U.S Marine Corps and lived in many locations around the
country due to the military career of his wife, Lisa. They loved
traveling the country together and spending time at any beach or golf
course. He most recently worked for TW Perry in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Chris was loved by all who knew him, and he lit up any room with
his presence. He made friends anywhere he went, and he loved good
conversation and stories. He had an infectious laugh and made everyone
smile and feel like family.
A celebration of Chris' life will be held on Wednesday, August
21, with a calling hour from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in St. John's
Church, 40 Temple Street, Worcester followed by a funeral Mass at 11
a.m. in the church. Burial will be private.
The family asks that flowers be omitted and instead suggests
donations be made to the St. John's Food for the Poor Program, 44
Temple St., Worcester, 01604.
The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester is directing