Paul P. Johnson Sr.

Paul P. Johnson Sr. 53, of 57 Waterman Avenue Cranston, Rhode Island passed away peacefully at home on Saturday morning after losing a courageous battle against lung cancer. He spent his life working in the aspahlt business with his brothers. He spent many years with Bill's Consruction, and also worked for Jack Cooper Paving.
Born on February 3, 1959 in Providence to the late Leonard Johnson and the late May Ida Johnson-Riggs. Paul resided most of his live in Cranston. He is survived by his wife Maryann Johnson, a daughter Jennifer Silva-Niemi, a son Paul Johnson Jr., and a stepdaughter Julie Cacchiotti. He was one of 8 children, Leonard Johnson Jr., Ida Shanley, Margarett Howard, the late Charles Johnson, Alice Johnson, William Johnson, and Kathryn Johnson. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Dylan Niemi, Gabriel Niemi, Aidan Niemi, Elise Mendez, and Benny Mendez. He also leaves behind a companion, Sharon King. Paul served in the United States Army for one year. He was an avid fan of baseball and enjoyed playing fantasy baseball on the weekends. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 9:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.

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Julie, LeeLee, Benny & Richie - 06/25/2012

Grampy we miss u so much. Im lost for words..=[
Love u soo much and can't wait until we all meet again.. xoxoxxoxo

Paulie - 06/25/2012

Best dad ever. Period. I love you dad!

Colleen Burg - 06/25/2012

Paul was a gentle man with a very kind heart. Paul & I worked together & I was fortunate that we became friends. My heartfelt sympathy to your family - Rest In Peace Paul; you endured a courageous battle.

Dave DeMarco - 06/25/2012

Paul was a good friend and a good man, an will be missed by all. I speak for all his friends in the APBA baseball league in sending our deepest sympathy to his family.

Sharon - 06/25/2012

Forever in my heart XOXOXO

Malinda Decelles - 06/25/2012

Sorry for your loss Julie and Paulie. I can't imagine what your going through. I hope time will ease your pain and that you both make it through this tough time. My,thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave and Mickey Joly - 06/25/2012

Our deepest sympathy to Alice and the Johnson family on the untimely passing of Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Janice Gazzero - 06/25/2012

Paul you will be miss ,i remember when i called the house you always said hey its Jane and then i always called you Tarzan after that well we will meet in Heaven someday and for now ,Paulie,Julie,Maryann.Jenn. i am very sorry for your loss GOD be with all my prayers are with all i love you all

Don Drescher - 06/25/2012

What a great man and long time friend. I will miss you bro. I'll miss playing the APBA games against you too. Great times. Rest well my friend.

Nick Palazzo - 06/25/2012

Paul will be missed by many. He loved his football and the WWF and his, Paul even more. We have been known to chat at Billy's "FM". You will be in a lot of peoples mind, rest and know you love will always remain with us all.

Dylan - 06/25/2012

I'm going to miss you grandpa, you were my bestfriend.

Marcia Meglio - 06/25/2012

I did not know Paul, but I do know his brother, Bill and his family, and through them I know just how close and wonderful this family is. My most sincere condolences to you all for your loss. Warmly, Marcia Meglio

Bob and Gail Mcginn - 06/25/2012

Paul you will be missed. You were a very good friend to all.


To Maryann and Paulie ,Julie we are very sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you all take care God is with you all right now

June& Ed Kane 06/25/12 - 06/25/2012

Maryann&family so sorry for your lost.God bless you all.

Heather London - 06/25/2012

Jen and family- May your memories of time spent with him forever bring you comfort. I am thinking of you all.

connie chaplow - 06/25/2012

You've been more of a brother to me than anyone. I love you and will miss you. Paul Jr., Jen and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Darlene Kupis - 06/25/2012

I'm going to miss you Pauly and your crazy sense of humor. You always made me laugh even when I was feeling bad. Love you, be in God's hands. Love, whitey

Shayna & Daniello Cimarelli - 06/25/2012

Sharon and The Johnson family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Mike and Maggie - 06/25/2012

We shared many laughs and good times at Billy's Frosted Mug, not to mention all the softball games. Thanks for the memories, you will be missed.

James Barboza and Donna Fitzgerald - 06/25/2012

Life will not be the same without my best friend. We will miss all the good times we had with Psul. He was a great guy!!

Debbie Allen - 06/25/2012

Maryanne & Paulie, Im so sorry, my condolences to you and your family

maryanne johnson - 06/25/2012

i will miss you rest with a happy heart
smile me

Bill Agnew - 06/25/2012

Deepest sympathy to Maryann and the entire Johnson family! He was a great guy and I'll miss him! APBA wont be the same without him!

Jason O'Brien - 06/26/2012

My Friend,My Brother, And now the Angel on my shoulder.I'll miss you always and think of you often.Between the ouick jabs and dirty words and all the other great things about i feel like a luky man to have known you. Love ya brother,See ya Soon.

Al - 06/26/2012

Paul you were one of a kind. R.I.P.

jack harrington - 06/26/2012

Paul you were quite the warrior may God find a place for you in Apba heaven it always made you happy
My condolences to your family and all who loved you

Debbie & DJ Genest - 06/26/2012

So sorry for your loss Jenn and Paulie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jack and Tricia Cooper and Family - 06/26/2012

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,
just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Paul you will be missed.

RALPH CAPALDI - 06/26/2012


Ed and Sue Fullerton - 06/26/2012

Our deepest sympathy to Paul's family. I loved every day I spent with him through the years. What a competitor.

M. Johnson - 06/27/2012

I would like to extend my condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. In your grief, may these scriptures help to comfort you.(Psalms 34:18; John 5:28, 29 and 2 Cor. 1: 3, 4)

Linda Williams - 06/29/2012

Maryann & Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
God Bless.

Gary Manfredi - 03/10/2015

Paulie you are Missed and will always be Remembered,, We had a lot Of Fun and Laughs and Always Had A Good Time..MISS YOU VERY MUCH BUDDY!!!! HOPE YOU ARE IN A GOOD PLACE..NO MORE PAIN.. MISS YA!!!

julz - 06/08/2017

its nearing 5 yrs and it still seems like yesterday..=( i feel like when u left us everyone kind of parted ways and its just not the same.. i know u werent my bio dad but i couldnt have asked for a better dad..u really dunno the impression someone leaves on you until they're gone..and to be so very honest i would trade lots of ppl to have you back around.. =( Lee Lee still sleeps with ur blanket every single night..and we always talk about fun times .. she misses you dearly...i always say to myself i can't believe he's missing Trump as #notmypresident... lol its so crazy.. im sure ur laughing down on us.. well grampy.. we miss u more than u can imagine.♥ love julz & leelee

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