Richard-Armitage-Obituary

Richard T. Armitage

North Attleboro, Massachusetts

1948 - 2011

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WRENTHAM - Richard T. "Junk Dog" Armitage, 62, of South Street died Thursday, August 4, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 34 years to Audrey (Johnson) Armitage.

Born December 6, 1948 in Portland, ME, he was a son of the late Robert and Janice (Goodrich) Armitage.

Richard grew up in Wrentham and graduated from King Philip High School in 1967 and entered US Navy service following high school. He served the Navy in the Vietnam War and after the war worked as a mechanic and owned Armitage Auto Parts salvage yard in Wrentham most of his life.

Richard collected all sorts of vehicles, including many tractors and hydraulics. He loved animals and gardening.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his three children, Lisa Johnson of Wrentham, Carter Armitage of Wrentham and Cara Armitage of Colorado; three brothers, William Armitage of Franklin, Peter Armitage of Wrentham and Stephen Armitage of Norfolk and a grandson Seth Armitage.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701.

Arrangements provided by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

To sign an online guestbook for Richard, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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It has been along time since I saw Richie and was saddened when I heard of his passing. I knew him when I was a kid and had to get parts with my dad, he was a great guy. So sorry for your loss

We will look down the road for Rich on his tractor for a long time. He will be missed.

I grew up next to Armitage auto - known as the little girl next door. I loved this family as my own and want to send my condolences. Richies rugged exterior was always softened by his kind heart. So sorry to hear of his passing.

In my book, you were always a man of your word. Your passing is our loss and the town's loss for us who knew you and respected you.

Very sorry for the passing of Richard. I am a high school classmate and I therefore, truly understand that we lost Richard at a young age. His close family and friends will help you all get through your loss.

In our thoughts and prayers.

JD..you will be missed! Great childhood memories.....and some way funny growed up one. Rest in peace, Bud.

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Very sorry for your loss Armitage family.