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Armstrong, Elizabeth A.

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Hunt) Armstrong, a 75 year resident of Dedham, died Wednesday, January 2nd at her home in Dedham.  She was 80.  Betty was born August 6, 1932 in Newton, Massachusetts, the only daughter of Everett R. and Emily (Patch) Hunt.  Her family moved to Dedham when she was a child and she graduated from Dedham High School.  Betty worked for Meals on Wheels, and as a bookkeeper for Mr Donut and for Royal Machine.  She also worked as a Hostess for Rossi’s Restaurant in Dedham.  Betty was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Dedham and of the Dedham High Alumni Association.  She enjoyed spending her summers down on the Cape.  Betty was the beloved mother of Douglas L. Armstrong of Malibu, California, Linda S. Mellen, and her husband James, of Dedham, and Janet L. Kelly, and her husband Gerard, of Bellingham; and the loving grandmother of Cory and Aaron Armstrong, Andrea and Christopher Mellen, and Andrew and Kayla Kelly.  She was the sister of the late Richard E. Hunt.  Visiting hours will be held Saturday, January 5th from 9 to 11 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Interment will be in Newton Cemetery, Newton.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Clement
    January 2nd, 2013 | 10:59 pm

    To the entire Armstrong family,

    I will certainly miss Betty’s willingness to work on behalf of the High School Alumni Association especially at our Grande Reunions.

    I’ll miss that smile and twinkle in her eye. Glad we were able to see her at our last meeting in December at the Deli enjoying herself with all of the members.

    Nancy Clement

  2. Eliz Wingert
    January 3rd, 2013 | 12:27 am

    RIP our friend Betty.
    I will always remember you and your smile ….
    and how brave you were every 4th of July riding in the wheelchair to see the fireworks.
    You will be missed.

  3. Eleanor Dulong
    January 3rd, 2013 | 12:59 am

    I am so sorry to hear of my good friend Betty’s passing
    I have so many good memories of her and the fun times we use to have at her house, my house, peg’s house and the cape. I will truly miss her and so glad my daughter, granddaughter and I went to the cape this summer and she and her girls came up for my granddaughers wedding this past oct. we had such fun miss u betty love you

  4. Pat Sybertz
    January 3rd, 2013 | 10:39 am

    What sad news to hear about a woman who lit up every room that she entered. Betty was such a sweet, happy and compasionate woman…The Dedham Alumni Associations shining star. You will be missed.

  5. Wayne Holmes
    January 3rd, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We will all miss the most fun aunt in the family. So glad I got to see her each year at the reunion and will always have the warm memories of her smile.

  6. Peggy Samsel
    January 3rd, 2013 | 4:52 pm

    Betty & I always said we had known each other since before we were born!!! As her Dad & my parents went to high school together! Most recent time together was thankfully a great cruise two years ago in Hawaii..& I was there for her 80th birthday at the Cape in August..& we had a lot of other fun times over our years together..some in MA, some in NH & some in CA..sure going to miss her was her trade mark!!
    “she did it her way” as expected..what a great friend..I miss you already..Love you & all of your kids & their kids too!!

  7. Jerry Lavoie
    January 4th, 2013 | 10:12 am


    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She seemed so happy and healthy when she was watching you sing at the bank just a few weeks ago. My fond memories of Betty from her Meals on Wheels work here in Dedham are permanently etched in my heart and mind. My prayers are with her and your family. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed. Wish you the best.

    Jerry Lavoie
    Dedham Institution for Savings

  8. Liz Sheppard
    January 4th, 2013 | 3:46 pm

    I was sorry to hear of Betty’s passing — what a sweet wonderful person she was and such a good friend to all. I am happy I had a chance to sit with her at a wedding this Fall and to take her on a Boston Duck Tour a couple of years ago. R.I.P. Betty — you will be missed!!

  9. Mary Pulster and Family
    January 5th, 2013 | 6:28 pm

    Our condolences to the Family.

    Betty Armstrong, daughter of Dedham, was a lovely person full of life and laughter. She will be truly missed by all who enjoyed her company.

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