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Julia F. Armstrong

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Julia F. (Paulding) Armstrong, age 72, of Norwell, passed away suddenly during investigative surgery to diagnose for the possible recurrence of cancer at Brigham and Womens Hospital, in Boston, July 11, 2014. Born and raised in Brockton, Julia graduated from Brockton High School and attended Pierce Medical Secretarial School in New Hampshire. After jobs with the gas company and Brockton V.A., she became the bride and wife of Ronald Armstrong of Dorchester. After living in Quincy, they built a home in Norwell. Judy possessed a gorgeous, stay at home mom smile, while active with the UCC Congregational Choir, Food Pantry, Mission and Outreach. She also loved involvement in the Company Theater, home gardening, crocheting, cooking and babysitting. Judy leaves her husband, Ronald; and their two children, Karen (Armstrong) Elmessadi and husband Najib of Hanover, and Keith Armstrong, Jaclyn and Seth of Pembroke. She was the adoring grandmother of Adam and Lina. Predeceased by her father Lloyd Paulding in 2007, she is survived by her mother, Florence Todd (Needham) of West Bridgewater; and her brother, Lloyd Paulding Jr. and wife Judy of New Boston, N.H. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday, July 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the United Church of Christ, 460 Main St. (Rte. 123), Norwell. Visiting hours were Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rte. 123, near State Police Barracks), Norwell Center. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Donations to honor her may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA., which prolonged her life for over 30 years, bringing joy to her children, family, and all who loved her. For an online guest book and more, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com. 781-659-2200

Published in The Norwell Mariner from July 16 to July 23, 2014
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