Obituary: Malcolm A. Johnson

Malcolm A. Johnson
Malcolm A. (“Mal”) Johnson, of Hull, died on Sept. 8. He was a hardworking man who loved to build and fix things. He was always there to help family and friends with a project. 
Mal proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and worked at the Langham Hotel in Boston as head of the engineering department for 27 years. 
He was a joker with a great sense of humor, especially with his famous line: “Don’t worry, we’re calling the ‘toe’ truck.” He was a caring, loving, and generous man who would put everyone else before himself. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Mal adored his family, especially being “Papa” to 22 grandchildren. Son of the late Andrew and Mary Johnson, he was the beloved husband of Jean Johnson and cherished father of Cindy Whelan and her husband, Ed, of Hull; David Johnson and his wife, Kristin, of Lee; Peter Bossey and his wife, Danielle, of Scituate; Kimberly Beaudette and her husband, Steven, of Nashua, N.H.; James Johnson and his wife, Jennifer, of Pelham, N.H.; Mark Bossey and his wife, Holly, of Marshfield; and Lisa Hennessey and her husband, Marc, of Hull. He was the loving brother of Marilyn Morin and her late husband, Fred, of Newport Richey, Fla.; Sharon Harvey and her late husband, Frank, of Martinez, Ga.; Nancy Knight and her husband, George, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; Charles Johnson and his wife, Lee, of Billerica; and the late Lawrence Johnson and his surviving wife, Joyce, of Windsor Locks, Conn., and the late Andrea, Sandra, and Alan Johnson. He is also survived by 22 of his favorite grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, 4-8 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central Street), Hingham. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, at 10 a.m., in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mal can be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.