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Helen McQuail Armstrong

December 8, 1948 ~ February 11, 2018 (age 69)

Helen McQuail Armstrong of Smyrna, Delaware, born December 8, 1948 in Dover, Delaware to John Hewitt McQuail and Helen Walley McQuail, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, on February 11th, 2018.


She lived 69 years, and succumbed to complications, after bravely fighting cancer the last year. Her tenacity and passion for life will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren.


Who had worked 30 years in the banking business; most recently at M&T. She retired in 2016 and travelled the western states with her husband Larry. A proud mother of five children; she always encouraged them to be their best with the words, "check, check and double check." Fond memories include Helen spending time with her family and eight grandchildren, on the Family Farm. Helen’s other passions included gardening, genealogy, sewing, her mules and dogs.  Although she had several interests, she strongly encouraged others to follow their dreams.


She is predeceased by her husband of 47 years A. Larry Armstrong Sr. and sister Joanna Ennis McQuail. Helen is survived by five children; Kimberly J. Armstrong and her fiancée Matthew S. Tower, Anna M. Armstrong and her fiancée James L. Glancey, A. Larry Armstrong Jr. and his wife Kathleen M. Armstrong (nee Cummins), Helen L. Furber and her husband James R. Furber Sr., John A. Armstrong and his wife Jessica R. Armstrong (nee Rockey). Eight grandchildren; Katrina N. Furber, James R. Furber Jr., B. Quinn Stoops, J. Alexander Armstrong, Sarah E. Armstrong, Carter M. Armstrong, Adaira M. Armstrong and Karis R. Armstrong. 


There will be a memorial held Saturday March 10th , 2018 at 12:30 pm at St. Polycarp Roman Catholic Parish, located at 135 Ransom Lane in Smyrna, Delaware.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Delaware 4-H foundation.


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