1954 - 2013 RUPERT Michelle J. Armstrong, 58, of Rupert, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013, in the comfort of her home with her family by her side.
Born Oct. 25, 1954, in Bennington, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Charlotte (Reynolds) Jaquith. Michelle was a 1972 graduate of Mt. Anthony High School in Bennington.
She had worked for the Mettowee Nursery in Dorset for many years. She also sewed and cleaned homes for many local families in the area.
Michelle was a Girl Scout and 4-H Leader and was active in the PTO at the Rupert and Danby schools.
Sewing was her favorite pastime, but she also enjoyed drawing, painting portraits and gardening as well.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Felicia Ellen Armstrong; by an infant granddaughter, Rea Ann Armstrong, and by a brother, Ray Jaquith.
Michelle is survived by her husband of 39 years, Douglas E. Armstrong, whom she married Dec. 8, 1973; two sons, Anthony D. Armstrong, and his companion, Jen Hernandez, of Saratoga, N.Y., and Charles W. Armstrong and his wife, Rachael, of West Hebron, N.Y.; three sisters, Charlotte "Vickie" Cutler and her husband, Robert, of Bennington, Adelaide Jaquith of Shaftsbury, and Craiga Jaquith of Dewey, Ariz.; her four grandchildren, Ida Armstrong, Karlie V. Armstrong Gates, Jacob Armstrong and Lily Armstrong.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A service to celebrate Michelle's life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the family residence, 224 Youlin Road, Rupert.
Those who wish to remember Michelle in a special way may make contributions in her memory to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P. O. Box 787, Rutland, VT 0570 or online at www.ravnah.org or the P. K. Kittay Public Library, P. O. Box 53, West Rupert, VT 05776.
To share a memory of Michelle, please visit www.mcclellangariepy.com
Published in The Manchester Journal from June 21 to July 12, 2013