April 14, 1928 - June 18, 2021
Pauline R. "Polly" (Field) Armstrong, 93, of Danvers, died peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2021 surrounded by family after a long battle with complications from COVID-19. Born in Salem on April 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Robert Field and Lillienne (Lucier) Field and sister to the late Odile Bertrand, Anna Robinson, and Raymond Field. She was raised and educated in Salem, MA where she met her husband, the late Paul P. Armstrong, through mutual friends. Together the two raised 6 children. Polly was a proud, lifelong Girl Scout and would gladly discuss her days as a young scout making eggs on an improvised stove made from a Maxwell House coffee can with anyone who would listen. Polly loved running formal teas at the Glen Magna Estate for the Spar and Spindle Girl Scout Council and was the curator and tour guide for the Girl Scout Museum in North Andover well into her 80s. Polly proudly boasted greater than seventy-five years as a Girl Scout and received many awards for her volunteer service. Polly will also be remembered for her expertise in manners and etiquette, outwitting anyone at a game of Chinese Checkers or Clue, telling silly, spooky stories, and baking a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie, molasses half-moon cookies, and her famous meatloaf. She loved recounting adventures on her bicycle with her childhood dog, “Tiny,” gardening in the backyard, and making scrapbooks and knitted blankets for donation. Polly was beloved by many and will be remembered as someone who could turn a complete stranger into a friend within minutes. Polly will be dearly missed by her 5 children, Paul Armstrong and his wife Betsy of Nevada, Texas, James Armstrong and his partner Linda Waldie of Beverly, Michael Armstrong and his wife Linda of Danvers, Charlene Stoffel and her husband Edward of Stephens City, Virginia, and Neal Armstrong of Gardner, her grandchildren Richard, Darcy, Grant, Brooke, Melissa, and Abby, her great-grandchildren Heidi, Emma, and Amelia and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Armstrong. Visiting hours for Polly will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm at C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on June 24 at the Annunciation Cemetery, 155 Hobart St., Danvers. Please ensure that, should you not yet be fully vaccinated, your mask remains on throughout services. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Polly’s memory to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at https://www.gsema.org/en/support-us/ways-to-give.html. For directions or to share expressions of sympathy with the Armstrong family, please visit www.LyonsFuneral.com.
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