March 20, 2018

Barbara M. (Brickley) ARMSTRONG


ARMSTRONG, Barbara M. (Brickley), 92, of Rehoboth, died peacefully on January 3, 2018, at Steere House surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Robert C. “Bud” Armstrong. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank A. Brickley & Sarah E. “Sadie” (Hoyle) Brickley of East Providence, Rhode Island.

Barbara was a graduate of URI with a degree in Education. In addition to her studies she was very fond of dancing, music and plays. She was a very talented tole painter and artist which she practiced for many years. Barbara was a dedicated, patient and loving mother to her three children.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her loving children: Robert C. Armstrong, Jr., of Rehoboth, Mass., Susan K. Armstrong, of North Pomfret, Vermont, and the late Kathie A. Armstrong. She was the loving grandmother known as “Baba” of Samantha Armstrong Toohey, of Norway, Maine, and Lindsay Armstrong Mitchell, of Barrington, Rhode Island, and great grandmother of Katie and Abby Toohey. She was a sister of the late Ann V. Dutra and Jean F. Brophy.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at Rehoboth Village Cemetery. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steere House in Providence who provided loving care to Baba for many years. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME. For online messages of condolence, kindly visit


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