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Johnson, James J.J.

James J.J. Johnson of East Dedham, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020 at the age of 60. Jim was the beloved father of Haillie R., and James N. Johnson and the devoted son of Jacqueline Kiely Kohut. He was predeceased by his father, Hendrick R. Johnson and his stepfather, Richard P. Kohut. He was the loving brother of Diane Thornton of Foxboro, Jay Johnson, and his wife Eileen, of Dedham, and Lynda May Nelson of Dedham. Jim was the cherished uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family and friends, it is with great sadness and with heavy hearts, we inform you about the passing of your friend, Jim “J.J.” Johnson. While we are saddened and filled with grief, we know that Jim would want us to celebrate his life with nothing but stories, laughter, and NASCAR racing! Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, as we go through the upcoming days and weeks, coping with his passing. In Lieu of flowers, please take a moment and pay it forward to someone you don’t know. The next person you meet, offer them a kind word, nice gesture or a good deed. Jim was such a social person, and he would want nothing more than to see the people he loved, remember him with a fond heart. Burial will be in accord with up to date social distancing regulations. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kyle&Marie Spicer
    May 9th, 2020 | 4:42 pm

    I’ve known Jimmy for a long time he was a very good man I’m very good father a very good son a very good friend and I’m sure he will be missed by a lot of people rest in peace my friend love you

  2. Walsh family
    May 9th, 2020 | 4:55 pm

    We have nothing but the fondest memories of JJ. Hailee Bailey ur in our hearts. Pinks, We love you and your family more than you know

  3. Allan rosman
    May 9th, 2020 | 4:56 pm

    So very sorry for the family of JJ my prayers are with you at this sad time!

    May 9th, 2020 | 5:35 pm


  5. Tom Boncek
    May 9th, 2020 | 6:05 pm

    JJ always made it home

  6. Jeanie Clark and George Riccardi
    May 9th, 2020 | 6:29 pm

    To Jackie, Hailee and the entire Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all May JJ Rest in Sweet Peace

  7. Denese and Bobby Otto
    May 9th, 2020 | 7:23 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lynda and ALL who mourn his loss..JJ was a ray if sunshine on a cloudy. Rest in the sweetest of Peace JJ❤❤❤

  8. Paul McLeish
    May 9th, 2020 | 7:23 pm

    Rest in peace

  9. Kim meyer
    May 9th, 2020 | 7:24 pm

    Prays are with you all !!
    Rest in the sweetest of peace !!

    Kim (Clark) Meyer

  10. Chris & Molly O’Connor
    May 9th, 2020 | 7:25 pm

    Jimmy – You we’re always a shining beam of light at every Kiely event – the biggest smile and an even bigger heart. We will miss you. Rest easy our friend.
    Love, Chris & Molly

  11. Denese and Bobby Otto
    May 9th, 2020 | 7:27 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lynda and ALL who mourn his loss. JJ was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Rest in the sweetest of Peace JJ ❤❤❤

  12. Chris & Molly O’Connor
    May 9th, 2020 | 7:40 pm

    Jimmy was always the light of any Kiely family function. A huge smile and even a bigger heart. You will be sorely missed.
    Love, Chris & Molly O’Connor

  13. Billy Guilfoyle
    May 9th, 2020 | 8:07 pm

    Can’t believe I wont be seeing you around. life sure wasn’t boring whith you in it. The kids and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So long brother

  14. Paula murphy
    May 9th, 2020 | 8:20 pm

    Deepest sympathy. Paula Murphy and family

  15. Ginny Lane
    May 9th, 2020 | 8:47 pm

    Lynda I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Jimmy was a great guy, kind hearted & a heart of gold. My deepest condolences to you & the family. May he rest in peace. xo

  16. Anthony Ippolito
    May 9th, 2020 | 8:49 pm

    To Jimmy’s wife and immediate family and Jimmy sister Linda I am sorry to hear about the passing of Jimmy I’ve lost touch with him for many years you have my sympathy I remember what a good times we had in the old days

  17. Debbie
    May 9th, 2020 | 9:29 pm

    Diane, Linda and lovely Hailey❤️❤️
    So Sorry for your loss I have many great memories of JJ
    May you all remember the good in him with love and prayers
    My deepest condolences
    Debbie Maida

  18. Darnell Vitiello thomas
    May 9th, 2020 | 11:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Rest In Peace Jimmy

  19. Elizabeth Arena
    May 9th, 2020 | 11:52 pm

    Haillie & Nanny & family, I am so sorry for your loss I hope that you can find comfort in that he loved you and is no longer in pain. Sending you love from Ireland, and wishing that I could hug you and take your pain away. I am so sorry.
    With love, Liz Arena Fox

  20. David Williams
    May 9th, 2020 | 11:56 pm

    Never forget your laugh brother ,rest In Peace ,you were a good dude

  21. Sharon McHugh
    May 10th, 2020 | 5:25 am

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing

  22. Robert milton
    May 10th, 2020 | 7:58 am

    Had a lot of fun growing up with JJ in Oakdale Square used to see him everyday great guy. My prayers for the family.

  23. Christine Power
    May 10th, 2020 | 8:04 am

    To JJ’s family, words cannot express how truly saddened and sorry I am to hear of JJ’s passing. He was an extraordinary man and loved by all who knew him. He will never be forgotten. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for family and friends.

  24. Rosie O’Connor
    May 10th, 2020 | 12:19 pm

    You were always a happy person. You made me laugh plenty of times. It was a pleasure to be able to have a relationship with Hallie as her teacher. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Hopefully your at peace now.

  25. Michele Rendal Fitzpatrick
    May 10th, 2020 | 6:05 pm

    So sorry for you loss Lynda! Will be thinking about you and your family!
    Michele (Rendal) Fitzpatrick

  26. Lorraine Butler
    May 11th, 2020 | 1:25 am

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

  27. Mary morelli selig
    May 11th, 2020 | 7:18 am

    Remember jimmy all of us east dedham playing together lots of memories gone too soon rip

  28. Suzanne Pettit
    May 11th, 2020 | 8:59 am

    I didn’t know Jimmy, but sharing an office with Lynda for the past seven years, I feel like I did. One thing I know is that he was loved very much. Sending best wishes to his family and all who loved him.

  29. Lisa White Bizzozero
    May 11th, 2020 | 8:59 am

    Nothing but good times in my childhood memories my friend. I haven’t seen you or your family in a very long time, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. JJ had a special kind of light that I will remember always. May you rest in peace.

  30. Anne Buttlar
    May 11th, 2020 | 9:34 am

    My deepest condolences to you and all who knew JJ. I’ve known him for more years than I want to say. He always made me smile… Miss you my friend.RIP

  31. karen Fitzgerald
    May 11th, 2020 | 1:54 pm

    Tom and I are very sorry for your loss.

  32. Michael Figlioli
    May 11th, 2020 | 3:15 pm

    Johnsons, Kileys, all,

    My deepest condolences to you on JJs passing. To his children, as you get older, you will understand what his kindness and good natured manner meant to EVERYONE he came across. You were and are loved very much. A father, a son, a brother, a cousin, he was all these things but perhaps more importantly, he was our FRIEND who never seemed to have a bad day. He was infectious with his smile, a laugh you can never “unhear” just an all around “good guy” and I am very happy that I knew him. I wish you all peace and comfort in time. Someone wrote “he always made it home” and that is true. He made sure that we “made it home” as well.

  33. Bonnie N.
    May 11th, 2020 | 4:27 pm

    Dear Jackie and family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss of J.J. I’m praying your loving memories comfort you in the days ahead. With My deepest sympathy, Bonnie

  34. Bill Kieseling
    May 12th, 2020 | 2:40 pm

    If Not Smile/Laughing at JJ Jokes/Stories?
    JJ was Smile/Laughing At Other’s!
    & at BEST/WORST Times EACH ❤️THER•

  35. Sharron and Larry Pearsall
    May 12th, 2020 | 3:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of J J’s passing, such a character! RIP

  36. William sweeney
    May 13th, 2020 | 2:25 pm

    JJ was a good friend. We are all sorry for the loss of a very nice guy and we will miss him very much
    .God bless the family.

  37. May 14th, 2020 | 6:45 pm

    Jackie,Linda, Hallie, Diane, Jay and the rest of family. So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Will always remember him cooking at grill at the family gatherings.
    Always a smile on his face. Making others smile back. My deepest sympathy and love.
    Dori (Kohut) Raymond

  38. Gerry Woods
    May 18th, 2020 | 10:34 pm

    I only met Jimmy a couple of times but, he made a lasting impression on me and I will miss him dearly.

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