Johnson, Carl

May 24th, 2009

johnsoncarlCarl W. Johnson II, age 37, of Wilmington, formerly of Medford, died on May 24, 2009, at home surrounded by his family following a seven year battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Beth-Anne (Cataldo) Johnson, devoted father of Hayley K. and Ryan J. Johnson, loving son of David C. and Ann L. (Kelly) Johnson of Medford, dear brother of Ann E. Johnson of Middleborough, David M. Johnson and his wife Laura of Burlington, Leah T. Whearty and her husband Tom of Walpole, Christine M. Kiernan and her husband Mark of Hatfield, PA, Linda A. Generazio and her husband Tom of Framingham, Susan M. Ikeda and her husband Koji of Milbury, Michael P. Johnson of East Boston, and Katherine N. Johnson of Stoneham, son-in-law of Victor J. and Susan (MacDonald) Cataldo of Wilmington, brother-in-law of Joseph R. and Stacy Cataldo of Tyngsboro, Carl is also survived by 25 nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street, Wilmington, at 10:0 0 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Tuesday, May 26th from 4-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in Carl’s name may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Development Office, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.


19 Entries in Guest Book for “Johnson, Carl”

  1. Kellie Matte says:

    My thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with you Beth. May you also find comfort from knowing that many friends surround you and support you with love. Kellie Matte

  2. Cynthia A Jokinen says:


  3. Mary Sue Ring says:

    Beth-Anne, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you, Haley and Ryan, the road has been very difficult for all of you. Carl is at peace now and will always be in our memories! God Bless! Mary Sue, Chuck Holly and Erin

  4. Linda Lee says:

    Beth I’m so sorry to hear about Carl. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Stacey McCarthy Raffi says:

    Johnson/Cataldo Family:
    Our deepest sympathy…
    May your happy memories comfort you during this very difficult time.
    Stacey & family

  6. Donna Serra Moore says:

    Susan ,Koji and Family
    Our thoughts and prays are with you . We share in your loss and are thinking of all of you with deepest symphathy.
    The Serra Moore Family
    Donna , Harry , Mom, and Gina

  7. Jean Kintner says:

    Beth and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Carl’s passing and the sorrow you and your family have endured. Working with you and knowing your strength is a privilege. God bless.

  8. Doug Claflin says:

    To Carl’s family and friends,
    I worked with Carl for many years. He was always a breath of fresh air on every job site, honest, hardworking and always cared for his fellow workers. My deepest sympathy, Carl will be missed and may he rest in peace.

  9. Laurie Arsenault ("Prof. A") says:

    Dearest Beth, Hayley & Ryan and rest of Johnson Family, I am so sorry for the pain of this loss. You all were so courageous through out Carl’s battle and he truley is in a much more beautiful, peaceful place.
    Beth, you were and are a role model for me. You pursued your Nursing education in order to provide for your family and I will never forget your strength. Thank you for allowing me to instruct you in Nursing School with love, Laurie Arsenault (“Prof. A”) XO

  10. Karen McHugh says:

    Beth my deepest sympathy to you, Ryan and Haley, Carl was and always will be my favorite PM.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  11. Natasha and Michael Ashe says:

    To the entire Johnson Family,

    Our deepesy sympathies to you in the loss of Carl. May good memories be with you always. Our thought and prayers will be with you during this sad time.

    Natasha and Michael Ashe
    (friends of Linda/Tom Generazio)

  12. Joseph Puccia says:

    To the Johnson Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carl was a classmate of mine at the Medford Voke and we graduated together in 1989. He was always and very nice and pleasant kid.

  13. Susan Segal says:


    I was so sad to hear of your loss. Over time you find a place in yourself to keep him and all that you had together but that allows you to remember him with smiles rather than tears and to keep in your family without sadness. I know that you have your children and they will be a motivation to be strong. At least that’s how it was for me.
    For now, just get by one day at a time.

    If I can offer you any help or support please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Susan Segal

  14. Tom Springford says:

    I remember one day I was pulled over on the side of the highway during rush hour traffic helping a friend that was in an accident. I had left EDI about a year and half prior. I looked up and Carl was there with his hand out and that smile that he had. He shook my hand and I smiled. He asked if everything was alright and if I needed any help. I said no and he said “well it was good to see ya” and off he went. That was Carl, a very caring and helpful person who always went out of his way to do good for anybody.
    Like SO MANY others….I will miss him.

  15. Gail Spellman says:

    Beth, I’m so sorry to hear about you loss,my deepest sympathy to you and your family. If you ever need anything please call me or e-mail me Gail Spellman

  16. Nancy Mizzoni says:

    Dear Beth and family,
    I was so very sorry to hear about Carl’s passing. What a handsome wonderful man and father. Your courage through out his illness is inspirational. The lessons you taught all of us, to cherish each moment are so memorable. If I can offer you any help or support please do not hesitate to contact me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Nancy Mizzoni

  17. Anne-Mer Slebodnick says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I realize that Carl is an incredible man because he chose an amazing women like you to be his wife. You have been inspiring during our years in nursing school. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your children. You are loved. May God continue to give you strength. Love, Anne-Mer

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort that we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1: 3

  18. Anthony Brooks says:

    I’m sadden to hear of the passing of a former classmate. Although I never met Carl, I’m sure he was a great person and will be missed. My heart goes out to his entire family. God Bless You.

    Sincerly, Anthony Brooks

  19. Hayley K. Johnson says:

    Ever since I was born you kept me shining whith happiness, and when I lost you, but when I lost you the happiness burnt out of me. You live on in my heart and I’ll never forget you.

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