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April Oursler Armstrong

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DR. APRIL OURSLER ARMSTRONG - loving mother of Martin, Michael, Catherine, Fulton, Kevin, Clare and Paul, as well as 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren passed away March 13th at the age of 79 in Norwich, New York. She was the daughter of Fulton and Grace Oursler who predeceased her and brother to Fulton Oursler. She will be missed by all her friends and family.

April was a Doctor of Theology, noted lecturer and author, writing several works including co-authoring the Greatest Faith Ever Known with her father. Several of her books were to win awards including a Christopher Medal for The Greatest Faith Ever Known and the Georgetown University Medal for Water in the Wine. She retired from Sacred Heart University as a tenured professor in 1978. Her lecturing following her retirement was mainly dealing with the problems associated with aphasia and the need for communication. She was honored by the American Speech Language Hearing Association for her work in this area and was awarded their Medal for her final work Cry Babel which dealt with her personal struggle.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified, 400 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Mar. 15, 2006
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