Nancy Armstrong

Born July 20, 1930

Nancy E. (Raup) Armstrong, 88, of Buzzards Bay, passed on Tues., Oct. 30, 2018 at Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay with her husband of 35 yrs., Thomas C. Armstrong, Jr., by her side. Born in Kansas City, MO, Nancy was the co director and owner with her husband of Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, ME from 1984 to 1996. She was the author of a book titled Lucky 13, a work of fiction based on the camp life of children. She has lived in Buzzards Bay for 20 yrs and is a communicant of Swift Memorial United Methodist Church. She owned a yarn shop in Jefferson City, MO where she taught knitting. She knitted her wedding dress when she married in 1983. Prior to Buzzards Bay, she lived in Reddington Shores, FL. There she was an Elder of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, and a member of United Presbyterian Women, the Christian Women’s Club, Gideon’s Auxiliary, and the Christian Coalition. She was an avid photographer and gifted artist. In addition to her husband, she leaves her children: Rindy O’Brien and her husband, Frank, of Washington DC, Jack Belshe and his wife, Terri, of Alpharetta, GA, and Curt Belshe and his wife, Lise, of Peekskill, NY; her step daughters: Margaret Cavalieri and her husband, Steve, of Plainville, Pamela McGuirk and her husband, Robert, of North Attleboro, and Patricia Frost and her husband, Craig, of Bourne. She was the sister of the late Robert Raup and the late William Raup. Loving grandmother of Corey O’Brien and his wife, Rachel, of Washington DC, Jennell Summers and her husband, Darren, of Lee’s Summit, MO, Jason Belshe of Kansas City, MO, Jacklyn Binkley and her husband, Eric, of Kansas City, KS, and Innes Belshe of Peekskill, NY, Anthony Cavalieri of Lowell and Ainslee Frost of Bourne. Great grandmother of Charlie O’Brien, Jason Belshe, Jr., Lamonte, Jazmyne, and Nautica Belshe, Sean and Joey Summers, Waylon and Miles Binkley. Funeral Service on Saturday, Nov. 17th at 2:00pm at Swift Memorial United Methodist Church, Sagamore Beach. Interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery is private. Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to Swift Memorial UMC, 10 Williston Rd., Sagamore Beach, MA 02562. For on-line tributes, please visit



  • Swift Memorial United Methodist Church Saturday, November 17, 2018


  • Burial Will be Private

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Sally & Kevin Monahan

November 8, 2018

We will always hold warm memories in our hearts of Nancy connected to Camp Wazi.
Our deepest sympathies
Love Sal& Kev

Chris Raup

November 5, 2018

In life there are those rare people who you know have a special grace upon their soul and have gifts of love for others, laughter and make you feel special. Aunt Nancy was one of those.
Like Grandma Raup, Aunt Nancy had the contagious laugh that could spread though out the room!
I have always regretted that we did not get to see her much growing up as we lived across the country and overseas. But always at any visit, you knew you were loved and a part of the family.
My most recent memory was some years ago when Julie and I went to meet Dad (Bob Raup) and Bette in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida for new Years Eve. Dad & Bette would go many years to Aunt Nancy & Tom's house for Lobster on New Years Eve and we were fortunate to be able to tag along! It was a great evening of talk and laughter not to mention the great Lobster they had prepared! I was thinking ahead that we would be driving back to the motel early since (as you know) we were with "older" folks! No! I was wrong! We stayed until the clock turned midnight and the toast were made! Then we saw Aunt Nancy & Tom embrace each other with a long kiss (I mean LONG) and so was my Dad & Bette! We were outdone with our quick peck to each others lips as the "older" folks sure knew how to celebrate and out kissed us by a mile! Julie and I just looked at each other in disbelief! What a joyous moment in life with all of them. It was an evening to remember and we were so lucky to have experienced it! We will truly miss you Aunt Nancy! You are now reunited with Dad, Uncle Bill and Grandma & Grandpa Raup! The photo is from that visit Dad & my Aunt Nancy!