AUBURN – Haven Harris Johnson, 87, a seven year resident at Clover Health Care and a former 50-year resident of Rochester, NH, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 12, at Clover Manor Nursing Facility.

He was born in Laconia, N.H., April 10, 1917, the son of Elva and Harris Johnson. He was a graduate of Laconia High School in NH, Class of 1935. He was also a graduate of a three year apprenticeship as a tool maker for The Scott and Williams Co., Laconia, NH.

He served his country in the U.S. National Guard 147th in N.H., during World War II, while employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was employed as a tool and die maker for GE at their Somersworth, NH, plant for 30 years, retiring at the age of 62.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Breese, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Karen Pleva and her husband, Dr. Michael Pleva, of Lexington, Va.; a son, Richard Haven Johnson and his wife, Barbara, of West Poland; a sister-in-law, Margaret Rising, of Hartford, Vt.; two sisters, Genieve (Jeannie) Roulier, of Carver, Mass., and Muriel Beudreau, of Laconia, NH; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Alice (Sawyer) Johnson; and two sisters, Pauline Durgin and Lauris Caron.

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