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Obituary for Ronald A. Armstrong

Ronald A. Armstrong, 86 of Sudbury, MA, long-time resident of Newton, MA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving and devoted family on February 2, 2024. Ronald was born in Newton, MA, and attended Newton High School before going on to a successful 46-year career at Verizon. Ronald and his wife, Doris, made their home in Newton before moving to Sudbury in 2010.
Ronald’s highest priority was always his wife, children, and grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all of their school activities and travel adventures. He was constantly doing projects at his home and often assisted his children with many of their own home improvements. He tried endlessly to duplicate his mother’s favorite recipes with great success, and everyone enjoyed the taste-testings. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor that he so often brought to those around him. He will be deeply missed.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Doris (Ward), his four children and their spouses, Susan (Peter) Henderson of Marlborough, Robert (Sherry) Armstrong of Harvard, Cheryl (Michael) Nobile of Boston, and Lauren (Todd) Hammond of Sudbury. He is the beloved grandfather of thirteen grandchildren, Diana, Kevin, and Scott Henderson, Kaeli, Jack, and Will Armstrong, Daniel, Cara, Stephen, and Drew Nobile, and Kyle, Ryan, and Connor Hammond. 
He is also survived by his sister, Shelley (Jack) Blais, brother Roy (Maria) Armstrong, and sisters-in-law Penny Armstrong and Carolyn Crawford, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Armstrong, his in-laws, Daniel and Marion Ward, his sister Roberta and her husband George Austin, brother Richard Armstrong and brother-in-law David Crawford. 
Visiting hours will be at the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington Street, West Newton on Monday, February 5th  from 4-7pm. His Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, February 6th  at 10am at St. Bernard Parish, 1523 Washington Street, West Newton. Interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ronald’s memory to the American Cancer Society.