SARATOGA SPRINGS - Martha Grace Armstrong passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Wesley Health Care Center, where she had resided since 2006.
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Born Sept. 27, 1920, in Saratoga Springs, she was a lifelong area resident and daughter of the late Joseph C. and Ona B. Armstrong. She lived in her childhood home on the east side of town for many years and later moved "downstreet" to an apartment on Broadway. She then moved to Stonequist Apartments.
During World War II, she was employed at General Electric Co. in Schenectady, along with her sister Blanche. They remained the closest of friends until Blanche's death in 2007.
Martha enjoyed the ambiance of Saratoga Springs and was often seen sitting in the sunshine on a Broadway bench. She was also a frequent visitor to Congress Park, where she would feed the birds, ducks and squirrels.
Martha enjoyed spending time with Blanche and her family, as well as taking long car rides.
In addition to her parents and her sister Blanche Attanasio, she was predeceased by her sister Ina Ramos and her brothers, Joseph (Abe), John, Paul and Arthur Armstrong.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Wesley for taking such good care of Martha for the past seven years.
Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-5373. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Clement's Church at 231 Lake Ave.
Burial will be in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery on West Avenue.
Donations may be made to Wesley Health Care Center, 131 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or to Friends of Animals, 777 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
628 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Published in The Saratogian from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013