Arnold Henry Johnsen, 80, a resident of Edgecomb for the last 25 years, died suddenly on March 25 at home. Arne was born Sept. 29, 1935 at the Lutheran Medical Center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Arthur Johnsen and Harriet (Nelsen) Johnsen and was their eldest child. He graduated from Port Richmond High School, Class of 1953.
Arne served in the Army National Guard from 1952 until the birth of his first son, Eric in 1959. He retired from the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey after 25 years of service in 1990. Arne would have celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary on April 13th with his beloved wife, Carol (Thompson) Johnsen. Arne enjoyed watching the NFL, NASCAR and American Pickers. He would often be found at the Montsweag Flea Market and other flea markets buying or selling items. He was the lone craftsman for his business “Silver Wonders,” specializing in making wind chimes from silver plate flatware.
He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Harriet Johnsen.
Arne is survived by his wife, Carol; brother, Roy Johnsen and wife Melody of Forked River, N.J.; sons, Eric Johnsen of Edgecomb, Alan Johnsen and wife Denise of Staten Island, Scott Johnsen and wife Eileen of Old Bridge, N.J., and Glen Johnsen and wife Maria of South Portland; grandchildren, Scott, Kerri, Kaitlyn, Megan, Christina and Candace; and great-granddaughter, Cayla.
Arne’s life will be celebrated by family and friends on Wed., March 30 at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Kate Pinkham will be officiating. A reception will follow the service. All are welcome.
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Arne, or to share a story of pictures, visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.