Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Ruth F. Armstrong

November 29, 1920March 21, 2020

Ruth F. Armstrong, age 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 21st 2020 at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, MA. She was the wife of George L. Armstrong for over 59 years. He predeceased her in 2002.

Born in Lynn, MA on November 29, 1920 and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of Alexander C. and Anna (Doherty) Meggison. She graduated from St. Mary’s Girl’s High School in 1939 and was a parishioner there until 2004 when she moved to Beverly, MA to be nearer to her daughter and son-in-law.

Although she worked for the G.E early on after high school and part time at the old Jordan Marsh in Peabody and Empire Clothing Store in Lynn, her main focus was on being a great homemaker for her family. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do and do well from cooking to baking, sewing, knitting, upholstery and millinery. She even made three wedding gowns for friends. She did it all effortlessly and loved doing so.

During her life she formed many friendships from high school friends, neighbors, card clubs and church groups to finally the many friends she made at her nursing home. She always had a happy and easygoing nature and endeared many.

She leaves behind one daughter Anne Breton and her husband James and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. A celebration of life will follow later.


  • Funeral Services and Interment are Private


Ruth F. Armstrong

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Michael Meggison

April 3, 2020

Rest in peace, Ruth. Her father was brother of my great grandfather, Thomas Bernard Meggison. My grandfather, Ernest Meggison, remembered her well. She was very helpful to me when I initially was interested in our family's history both in Lynn and Price Edward Island. God bless the Armstrong family. Here is a photo of her father Alex at far left at his eldest brother Gordon's wedding in PEI in 1897.

Martha Piper

March 25, 2020

Aunt Ruth was my Godmother . She was such a sweet, caring and quiet woman with an infectious smile . She loved family gatherings and dinners at my grandparents home. As the years passed when I visited with he she would always ask about one of her nephews who had gone through some tough times over the years and was deeply concerned about him and would pray for him . She was always nor interested in others . She will be fondly remembered by me . I’m happy she and Uncle George are finally together again in the Glory of God!

Connie Higley

March 25, 2020

Love going to visit Ruth with Ann and Jim, She was always happy and smiling. We will see you again.

Julie Pomodoro

March 25, 2020

I have such fond memories of Ruthie. She and my Mom were friends at Ledgewood. Ruthie was always kind and smiling, we loved seeing her when we came to visit. Her smile was infectious, we will never forget her. We wish for Peace for her family, she will be missed by many. Love, Julie and Frank Pomodoro