Nancy Armington, 80
80, of Saint
Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich and formerly Jamestown and Glenside, Penn., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Mrs. Armington was born in 1930 in Framingham, Mass. In 1947, she graduated as high school valedictorian in Sudbury, Mass. She went on to Pembroke College (now Brown University), graduating in 1951 with a B.S. in psychology.
After college, Mrs. Armington was one of the first women to work as a field representative for the Travelers Insurance Company. She married W. Craig Armington of Elkins Park, Penn., in 1958, and moved to Glenside. As her children progressed through school, Mrs. Armington served as a teaching assistant and special education aide. She also served on church boards of the Oreland Presbyterian Church. In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Armington retired to Jamestown.
Mrs. Armington enjoyed attending and volunteering at the Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. She worked as a hospice volunteer for Newport Visiting Nurse Service, contributing over 6,000 hours of service, and taught English as a Second Language to foreign immigrants. The Armingtons enjoyed traveling, both in the United States and abroad.
Mrs. Armington is survived by a son, Scott (and Sheryl), of Erdenheim, Penn.; daughter, Marcy (and Kevin) Sullivan, of North Kingstown; a brother, James Poole, of Newcastle, Maine; a sister, Martha Merwin, of Dorset, Vt.; a sister-inlaw, Carolyn Armington, of Jamestown; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Central Baptist Church in Jamestown at 11 a.m on Nov. 6, 2010. Mrs. Armington donated her body to the Brown University Medical School. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the care community where Mrs. Armington resided, Saint Elizabeth Community, One Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818.