Mary Armstrong

Mary Armstrong

She was an independent woman who always focused on family. While balancing motherhood and work as a nurse, she worked diligently to provide for her family, even putting her daughters through college. As a mom, she valued the importance of education, her girls always knew they had to excel in their studies. She also emphasized how to have a good time in life. Mary was proud of both her Irish heritage and being from Philadelphia: West Catholic High School, Most Blessed Sacrament Grammar School and enjoyed Tastycakes her whole life through. She made sure her family had Phillies, Eagles and Flyers attire to wear even when they left the area. The shore was Mary’s place; at home on the beach and in the casinos battling the slots. And she was a great dancer; lessons when she was a teen landed her on American Bandstand and she did some line dancing as an adult. Of course, she found her real calling late in life: earning a new title, Nana. She thought the grandkids were a trip, especially when they were rambunctious. She spoiled them till no end: the ice cream and candy for breakfast kind of Nana. She enjoyed Motown, Jimmy Buffett and Whitney Houston. She loved to travel, especially to Key West and the Caribbean.
She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline (Carlo) Cautilli, Nicole (Brett) Scott and Stacey (Mike) Varallo; grandchildren, Kiera, Mariel, Gavin, Christian, Sebastian, Alessandra and Maverick; a great grandson, Grayson; 3 brothers and two sisters.
Come celebrate 71 great years Friday October 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.


  1. Mary Croyden Lee says:

    My sympathy goes out to Mary’s family. I knew Mary since high school and only have fond memories of her. I always enjoyed seeing her at our class reunions and Burrs at the Beach. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Kathleen Toth Boccella says:

    I was privileged to have known Mary briefly when I worked with her at Independence Blue Cross. She she was a great nurse and woman. I send my condolence to her family a I know she will be deeply missed.

  3. Karen Parisano says:

    Dear Jack and family. I am sorry to hear of Mary’s passing.. May she rest in peace. Love Karen.

  4. John Tomosky says:

    To the Armstrong family, So sorry for your loss. Officers and Members. American Legion – Kilbride Dougherty Campbell Post 959
    Philadelphia Pa

  5. Mary Carmichael says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I went to West Catholic with Mary. She was always so sweet and friendly. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Pat Hyland says:

    I know she will be missed by your entire family, but I know she will always be with you and celebrated at every moment of your lives, especially down the shore!
    My heart goes out to your family!
    God Bless!

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