Mary Armstrong

Died: February 1, 2019
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Mary Ruth Coleman Armstrong, 93 of Endwell, passed away peacefully at home Friday, February 1, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 57 years Eddie, her parents LD and Mary Coleman, brothers Francis (Betty) and Larry (Kate) Coleman, sister Helen (Bill) Lee, son-in-law AJ Barr, grandchildren James Francis Armstrong and Mary Elizabeth Barr. She is survived by her children Mary Kay Barr, Joe (Bernie) Armstrong, Ellen (Dave) Samuelson, Jack (Terri) Armstrong, Ann Brhel, Susan (Robert) Sedlacek, Jim (Laura) Armstrong, Peggy (Gene) George, Charissa (Dennis) Vickery, 42 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and godchildren, many loved Coleman and Armstrong cousins, dear friends Ann Speicher, Mary Barton, Sue Woiccak, Sister Donald Corcoran, and all the members of the Thursday afternoon prayer group, and her many dear friends, too numerous to mention, whom she loved. Mary, a daily communicant, was actively involved in both her church and community. She was an officer of the Third Order of Saint Francis and a member of the Legion of Mary. She was a founding member of Christ the King School and Our Lady of Angels parish. One of her greatest joys was her role in establishing the Our Lady of Angels Perpetual Adoration Chapel and her 20 plus years of coordinating holy hour volunteers. Mary’s family would like to thank Father Rumble, Sister Alma and the staff of Church of the Holy Family and Dr. Gehring and Amela Avdic of Endwell Family Physicians for their care.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, 10 am at Church of the Holy Family, Endwell. Burial will in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Friendsville, PA, at a later date. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott Wednesday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Transfiguration Monastery 701 New York Route 79 Windsor, NY 13865; Saint Bridgid’s Parish 17 Cottage Street, Friendsville, PA 18818.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Church of the Holy Trinity


346 Prospect Street, Binghamton, NY, 13905

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Died: February 1, 2019

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Elaine Pierson posted on 2/14/19

My mother , Geraldine Fitzgerald Pierson, was a lifelong friend to Mary Ruth and I met Mary Ruth on several occasions when they met for lunches at Tall Pines in Friendsville. She was a warm, friendly and vibrant woman who you could not help but love. I heard several stories about the Coleman store and various antics my mom and her got into. Her husband, Eddie, is buried very close to my mom's parents and brother in the Friendsville cemetery and I always visit him when I go there. I know how happy she is to be reunited with him and I will now visit with both of them when in Friendsville. She led a wonderful life dedicated to God and her family and I know the many memories she created will help you cope with her loss. Take care and know that I am thinking of you. Rest in peace my friend, MaryRuth.


Jane Hashey posted on 2/6/19

I'm sorry for your loss. Mary was a caring woman who loved God, her friends and family. After talking with Mary I always felt better about the world and myself. She just had that gift of thinking about others first. And she loved sharing about her family! You must miss her, but have so many wonderful memories! My prayers are with you.


Kathy Toner posted on 2/5/19

My thoughts go out to all of Mary's family. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed! May you find comfort in all of your wonderful memories of Mary and of her love for all of you. hugs to all, Kathy Toner