Stanley S. Armstrong

BUXTON — Stanley Sewell “Stan” Armstrong, 90, of Buxton passed away on March 3, 2011, after a long, fulfilling life.

Born in Fort Fairfield on June 17, 1920, to Ernest and Sarah (Sloat) Armstrong, Stan attended local schools and worked the farm along with his 12 brothers and sisters.

After moving to Hartford, Conn., he enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in the Pacific from 1942-1945. In 1947, he married his wife of 64 years, Hilda Marie (Cowett) Armstrong, who has always been by his side.

In 1953, he established a farm business in Norridgewock. Later, he moved back to Fort Fairfield to take over the potato farm after the death of his father.

Stanley was a classic Maine can-do-anything man — master plumber, excavator, builder — all of which he plied when he and Hilda moved to Buxton in 1984.He enjoyed fishing, boxing and being a Red Sox fan — through two championships in his lifetime. Most of all Stanley loved his family, and about everyone he met. People found him generous, caring, charitable, and quick to smile and tease. He was spiritually rich and served as deacon of Living Waters Christian Church. He and Hilda had five children, which were their life’s pride.

He is predeceased by his son, David Brian Armstrong.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Marie of East Boothbay; sons, Jeffrey Michael of Fort Fairfield, Stanley Donald of Raymond and Daniel James of Buxton; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and sisters, Emma Deering and Shirley Cofran, both of Portland.

A remembrance visitation service was held at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Routes 202 and 4A (13 Portland Road), in Buxton (Bar Mills), on Sunday, March 6, 2011. A family interment ceremony will be held in late spring at the Madison Forest Hill Cemetery.

As Stanley’s loving wife, Hilda, is still coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the family would appreciate donation consideration for the Alzheimer’s Association (, in lieu of flowers.

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