William A. Johnson, 61, Bristol

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William A. "Bill" Johnson, 61, of Collins Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was a companion of many years to Peggy Sanford.

Born in Providence, and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of the late Charles and Barbara (Coyle) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson worked in the Jewelry Industry all his life. He was an avid golfer and Red Sox fan. During his youth he played baseball and hockey.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his son, Ian Johnson and his wife Helen, of Brooklyn, NY;  his daughter Alexis Johnson of Orlando, FL; a sister, Deborah Rubenstein and her husband Carl of East Greenbush, NY; and a brother, Robert Johnson of California.

A memorial service for Mt. Johnson will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Bristol Fire Rescue P.O. Box 775, Bristol, RI 02809 or The Jimmy Fund Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; www.jimmyfund.org.

For online condolence, shared memories go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com.

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