Kenneth's Story

BANGOR - Kenneth M. Johnson, 78, of Bangor passed away Feb. 1, 2016. He was born in Portland, Maine to Kenneth A. and Rose Mabel (Dupre) Johnson.

He graduated from St. John's Elementary School and John Bapst High School in 1955. He received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md. in 1959 and his Master's Degree from the University of Maine, Orono in 1964. He earned his Doctorate from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In 2007, at the age of 70, he earned another Master's Degree from Husson University. He taught at East Corinth Academy for one year following the completion of his Master's degree, and then joined the faculty at Husson College in 1965. At Husson, he became a full professor and taught there for 45 years until his retirement in 2010. He lived most of his life in the family home, moving to Sylvia Ross Home in 2012. He was a communicant of St. John's Church. St. Paul the Apostle Parish, since 1939. He served as religious education teacher, parish council member, Eucharistic minister, and lecturer.

He is survived by his brother, John R. Johnson Sr. and his wife Patricia of Middleboro, Mass.; and his sister, Susan Gaudet and her husband, Donald C. Gaudet, Sr. of Brewer. He also leaves his two nephews and one niece, John R. Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, Michele Bass and her husband, Brian both of Plymouth, Mass. and Donald C. Gaudet, Jr. and his wife Kristen Stevens of Portland, along with their children, Tabitha and Emily Johnson, Zachary and Jordan Bass of Plymouth, Mass. and Caroline and Ava Gaudet of Portland. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marilyn A. Johnson.

Friends may call at the Greenlawn Funeral Home 300 State St. Bangor 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wed. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church 11:00 am Thursday. Interment will follow in the family lot Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
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