Francis J. Armstrong, age 79, of Woburn formerly of Malden and Somerville passed away peacefully, July 21, 2019, at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. "Frank" as he was affectionately known to his family and friends was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Palazzolo) Armstrong. Born in Somerville he was one of thirteen children of the late James and Grace (Johnson) Armstrong.
Frank was raised and educated in Somerville. He proudly and honorably served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963 prior to his discharge. He worked for many years prior to his retirement as an Arnold Bread Wholesaler. In his leisure time Frank enjoyed working on and fixing old cars and Jeeps. He was an avid Boston sports fan, however his greatest joy was his family. He was always present attending different events that his children and especially his grandchildren were involved with. Nothing made him happier than to be surrounded by his family and those he loved.
Frank was the devoted father of Kelly McDonough and her husband Bob, of Durham, NH and Scott Armstrong and his wife Kathleen, of Woburn. He was the loving grandfather of Bobby, Patrick, Connor and Erin McDonough, Hannah, Grace and Cogan Armstrong. Brother of Marie Satoris, Kay Marcotti, Pat Southerland, Jack, Tom, Richie and George Armstrong, the late Jimmy Armstrong, Dolly Kowacich, Charlie Abell, Lucille Ventora, and Betty Armstrong. Also survived by several loving godsons and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held from the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., WOBURN, Thursday, July 25th, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with military honors and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Frank's memory to Meals on Wheels, Minuteman Senior Services, 26 Crosby Dr., Bedford, MA 01730.