Darren Paul Johnson, 53, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on April 14, 2023. Daren was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 24, 1969 to Paul and Judy Johnson of Goodyear, Arizona.
Darren graduated from North Reading High School in North Reading, Massachusetts with the class of 1988 where he lettered in Golf and Hockey. He received the most valuable player award for golf in his senior year. He always played right-handed as a lefty.
Darren attended Essex Agriculture School in Danvers, Massachusetts before becoming the Golf Course Superintendent at Cedar Glenn Golf Club in Saugus, Massachusetts for 10 years. He moved to Goodyear, Arizona in 2006 and worked for 12 years as the Golf Course Superintendent at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Pebble Creek under the director of Golf Operations Paul McGinnis, past president of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America.
Darren was a member of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of New England and the Cactus and Pines Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of Arizona.
He was an avid sports fan and followed every move his beloved Boston Bruins hockey team made. He was so happy with their record this year.
He is survived by his parents Paul and Judy Johnson, his brother Michael, wife Lisa, niece Kaia and nephew Bradley of Topsfield, Massachusetts, his aunt, uncle, and many cousins along with friends and buddies on the North Shore area of Massachusetts.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.