Obituary: Lorelei Alice Armstrong

Lorelei Alice Armstrong

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — Lorelei Alice Armstrong, longtime resident of Pleasantville, passed away with her family by her side at the age of 95 on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Lorelei was born on Feb. 4, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wis. She was the daughter of the late Adele (Oberhofer) and Alvin Berg. She graduated from Solomon Juneau High School in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1942. Shortly after the Second World War, Lorelei met and married Gerald Armstrong, a returning sergeant in the Army, on June 24, 1949. They remained married for 50 years until his death in August 1999.

After high school, Lorelei began her working career as a retailer at Smartwear Clothing in Milwaukee, Wis. She ended her professional career in the guidance department at Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville in 1980. Throughout retirement, Lorelei was an active member of the Pleasantville Women’s Club and the Pleasantville Garden Club. She also donated her time to the Pleasantville Public Library and the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. She played Mahjong every Friday at the Pleasantville Senior Center. Lorelei had a regular lunch group for many years that met every Thursday at the local diner. She loved gardening, oil painting, crossword puzzles, the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her beloved family.

Lorelei is survived by her loving sons, Thomas Armstrong of Naugatuck, Conn., and Jeffrey Armstrong and his wife, Anne (Deveau), of Midway, Utah. She leaves behind her seven grandchildren, Tracy Massicotte and her husband, Richard, Robert Armstrong and his wife, Kristen, Erica Wilson and her husband, Nathan, Daniel Armstrong, Gregory Armstrong, Emily Armstrong and her fiancé, Brent Tucker, and Kristin Armstrong. She also had five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Valerie, Jack, Cameron and Charlotte, whom she adored. She is further survived by many dear friends, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a private family service is being held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

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