Paul Johnson Obituary

Paul Ross Johnson
Paul Ross Johnson

September 4, 1956 - August 22, 2020
Born in Norwich, CT
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Paul Ross Johnson (63), of Waterford, CT, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital with his wife and daughter beside him.
Paul was born to parents Ross and Ann Johnson on September 4, 1956 in Norwich, CT. He was the second oldest of five children and attended Middletown High School in Middletown, RI.
In February 1979, Paul married his soul mate, and best friend, Melanie (Ziegler) in Newport, RI. "True love stories never have endings. - Richard Bach"
In April 1979, Paul enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he proudly served for 22-years and retired with the rank of Master Chief in 2001. During his career, he made many life-long friends while stationed in New London, CT; Petaluma, CA; Juneau, AK; and Yorktown, VA. His career was his greatest achievement next to his family.

Paul is survived by his wife, Melanie; his son, Joshua and daughter-in-law Meghan; his daughter, Katherine and partner CJ Cost; 'Bampa's girl', Aria June; his sister, Susan Johnson Pentecost; his sister-in-law Karen Johnson; his sister-in-law, Beth Alber; his brother-in-law, Mark Ziegler; and many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Ann Johnson; his sister, JoAnn Johnson; his brothers, Bruce Johnson and Marshall Johnson; his mother-in-law, June (Ziegler) Faircloth; his sister-in-law, Sue Strickland; his nephew Santos (Sandy) Colon; and his nephew, Christopher Ziegler.

Memorial Services will be private. Online condolences may be shared with Paul’s family at




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