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Obituary: David R. “Pit” Armstrong, 51

Jul 17, 2017 02:14AM ● By Theresa Gilman

David R. “Pit” Armstrong

David R. “Pit” Armstrong, 51, of Lowell, died Wednesday evening, July 12, at Lowell General Hospital after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

He was the proud father of his twin children Kevin J. Armstrong and Shaleigh P. Armstrong of Lowell.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 28, 1965, a son of the late Robert J. and the late Maureen E. (Slattery) Armstrong, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School in the Class of 1983.

David received his Associate’s Degree in 1985 from Manchester Community College and later his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Fitchburg State Teacher’s College.

David was a school teacher for over 18 years at his alma mater, Greater Lowell Technical High School where he taught HVAC.

A loyal and passionate Patriots fan, he followed all the Boston sports teams and enjoyed golfing with family and friends.  David had a great sense of humor and enjoyed cooking.

Besides his twin children, David is survived by a sister Katherine A. Clark and her husband Michael and their children Timothy and Abigail all of Lowell; his former wife Martha (Collins) Armstrong of Lowell; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was also the brother of the late Joellen Armstrong who died in 1965.

Friends may call at the O’Donnell Funeral Home 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday, July 17. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the LGH Cancer Center, c/o Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. 

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