Alan Sven Johnson

Born: Tue., Dec. 30, 1958
Died: Sat., Sep. 21, 2019

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Sep. 25, 2019
Location: First Congregational Church

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Alan Sven Johnson passed away at his home in Plainfield, CT. Alan grew up in Griswold and attended Griswold Elementary School followed by Ellis Tech and Windham Tech. Growing up, Al had lots of friends and loved to go fishing. He had an outgoing personality and loved to talk to people. He enjoyed going to the local fairs and listening to live music.

Al started working at his father's business Johnson's Power Equipment in Pachaug Center when he was just 11 years old pumping gasoline, selling power equipment, and servicing chainsaws. He would go on in his adult life to work at Electric Boat as a pipefitter hangerman, and then for Tilton Equipment in New Hampshire and Georgia as a service technician working on Jonsereds chainsaws, his favorite brand of saw made in Sweden. He later would go on to work as a construction laborer during the building of the Millstone Power nuclear power plant in Waterford. He was a card-carrying member of Laborers Union Local 547 in New London, something he was very proud of.

He is survived by his mother, Blanche Perry of Griswold; his father, Sven Johnson of Griswold; his stepmother, Neysa Johnson; his sisters, Patricia Gluck and her husband Mark and Christelle Lachapelle; and his brother, Ron Johnson; as well as several nieces and nephews. Al was an awesome son, brother and uncle and will be missed by everyone.

Funeral services will be held at First Congregational Church of Griswold at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, followed by burial at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold.  The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with arrangements.  For online condolences please go to

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Alan to the First Congregational Church of Griswold or the Griswold Volunteer Fire Co.

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Sara Blacher
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Alan,was a a very polite man who loved everyone around him. I enjoyed seeing him at concerts in the park or just going over to Guss' for lunch or dinner. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him at the Lawton House as well as Guss'. He had a lot of great friends there also.
He was very much loved and blessed to have such a wonderful caring family and really loved his mother dearly.
Alan,fly high with the angles and be at peace eternally.
Condolences to his family and friend whose lives he touched.

Candace LeClaire
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss, Christelle & Family.
My heart is with you. I hope you find comfort in shared memories.
With Love & Sympathy, Candy, John, Isabella, & Sophia xox

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