OBITUARY: Donald C. Armstrong, 91

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Donald C. Armstrong, “Don”, age 91, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2022, following a brief illness.

Don was born in Malden, MA, on June 3, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Henry F. and Alma L. (Hudson) Armstrong. Don was one of five siblings who were raised and educated in Everett, MA.

Following graduation, Don enlisted in the United States Navy the summer of 1950, during the Korean War. Don proudly served his country for four years; he earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged on May 11, 1954 and returned home to his family.

Prior to retiring, Don was employed as a printer for Barnstead Printing for many years, while also working for the Boston Herald Newspaper. Don was well respected at his job; he had an easy going personality and made many great friends while working at the newspaper.

Don will be remembered as a wonderful family man; he treasured the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren; there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them.

Don was a man of unwavering faith; he loved his Lord and savior unconditionally and truly believed in the power of prayer. Don’s faith helped him to become the best person he could be, to overcome obstacles he faced throughout his life, and to serve the Lord by helping others. Don was a devoted sexton at the Wilmington Congregational Church for many years and helped with many church functions and fundraisers throughout the years. He practiced his religion faithfully, prayed daily and shared the good word with others. Don felt truly blessed by God who gave him such a wonderful family and many great friends.

Don was the beloved husband of Marcia A. (Hudson) Armstrong, he was the devoted father of Donna Rose & husband John of Lecanto, FL, Christine “Tina” McArdle & husband Tim of Woburn, MA, Diane Allen & husband Ed of Sparks, Nevada, Brian Armstrong & fiancé Vickie Duran of Bradenton, FL, Stephen Armstrong & companion Beth Cram of Nashua, NH, Laurie French & husband Max of Tewksbury, MA, John Armstrong of Salem, NH, as well as their mother Christine “Pat” Armstrong and his “bonus children” Penney Borneman & husband Alan of Gilford, NH, and Paul Durgin & wife Sujira of Salem, NH. Don was also the loving “Grampy” of 18 grandchildren and 9 Great-grandchildren. He was the dear brother of Hank Armstrong & wife Mary of Myrtle Beach, SC, Alan Armstrong & wife Rose of Magnolia, MA, the late William Armstrong and the late Ruth Armstrong. Don is further blessed with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62,), Wilmington, MA, on Sunday, December 4th for Visitation from 2:00-3:00 p.m. followed by a Service to celebrate Don’s life at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Don’s memory to the New Life Home for Women and Children, P. O. Box 148, Manchester, NH 03105.

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Donald Armstrong

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