- November 23, 1970 - February 24, 2013
- Saugus, Massachusetts
of Donald's Passing
- Memorials in his name may be made to The Melanoma Center and Pigmented Lesion Center (PLC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston 02214.
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“as the years pass we still think of you often ,you were such a good and kind person ,i still see your face in my mind but i know you are at peace and...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: donna soto - san ysidro, CA
“i have missed you dearly you were a great inspiration to others i hope you are at peace you will always be in our hearts donna
2 of 40 | Posted by: DONNA SOTO - san ysidro,cal, CA
I can't believe it is already a year since your gone. I feel it like it was yesterday, but I don miss our conversations. Your smile, I...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: rosa valera - LYNN, MA
“DONNY MAY YOU REST IN PEACE YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS BUT YOU ARE WITH THE LORD NOW FROM DONNA SOTO AND JOSE JIMENEZ
4 of 40 | Posted by: DONNA SOTO - SAN YSIDRO, CA
“you were so special to me i saw you grow into a young man i am so sorry i could not see you but i know you are with the lord now i think of you often...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: donna soto - san ysidre cal, CA
“Rest in peace, All your pain is gone now, You have angel wings and a view of the whole world. You are in my thoughts and your family is in my prays....Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Theresa Jimenez - Whitman, MA
“I Love You Daddy!!! I think about you all day every day. It's so awful that you had to be taken away from us so soon. I have so many AMAZING memories...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Sara - Wheeling, WV - My father
“My sincere condolences for Don's family. Don hired me at Innovation. I remember him as an exuberant and enthusiastic person. He was always smiling...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Dov Pick - Harrisville, RI
“It is heartbreaking to hear this news today. I had the privilege of working with Don for several years at Innovation. Don always brought his game to...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Lisa Wolvin - Cross Plains, WI
“Its still hard to think that your gone.I know we hadn't spoken for awhile but you were one of those people where you could just talk to with the...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: mark gauthier - derry, NH
“Don I never got a chance to write something here with everything that happened. I do truley miss you and will continue to. We had so many lengthy...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Silvestre Buscemi - Waltham, MA
“Dear Friend, I am still in shock, I hope I knew earlier, I am so sad, I could not see you before your passing, but I will always remember the time we...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Rosa Valera - LYNN, MA
“Don- Though we lost contact for awhile, you were the person who changed my world and my life the most.
I have never before seen such commitment and...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Lisa Miles - Sale, MA
“I am saddened to read about your passing,RIP love Michele Murphy
14 of 40 | Posted by: michele murphy - waltham, MA
“Good Bye Don.....I will miss seeing you at Lexington Natural Health Center and will miss our talking on the phone....You were a Great Guy........ ...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Marianne Madden - Arlington, MA
“So sorry for your loss. I was a Walthamite as well but didn't know him then. I did meet and talk with him in the real estate investor meetings and...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Mike Ouellette - Uxbridge, MA
“I wanted to add that when we went to South Junior you were one of the most liked and cared for people then when we went to the High School , you were...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Diane Kramer - Waltham, MA
“I graduated with Donny , he was always laughing and joking , always had a smile . My heart goes out to the family , your beautiful wife and children ...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Diane Kramer - Waltham, MA
“What a wonderful person you are, may you rest in peace Donny. Julie H, classmate.
19 of 40 | Posted by: Julie - acton, MA - friend
“Always making me laugh and smile. So sad to hear. you will be missed. you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace. ...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Carole Petto - Saugus, MA
“What a great smile and a wonderful person. Rest in peace Donny.
21 of 40 | Posted by: Bonnie Neilson - Hollywood, FL
“How do we say Goodbye to what we had. The good time that made us laugh outweigh the bad . We thought we'd get to see forever but forever's gone away....Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Marc & Joanie Marrero - MA
“I was very sad to hear of Donny's passing. We went to South Junior High and High School together. I always remember how nice and funny he was. I...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Julie (Chiasson) Grasso - MA
“It's very difficult to put into words exactly what one is feeling during times of loss & sadness. I'll try my best. Donnie was a great person, always...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Darren Boylan - Waltham, MA
“donnie was a great friend from the old neighborhood , and very funny, he was always the" good guy " just as he will always be .I will never forget...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: june porter - cntr ossipee, NH
“Words cannot express how sorry and sad we are to hear of Donnies passing. We met and became fast friends when our daughters started Pre School at...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Bobby, Linda and Christina Rasmussen - MA
“So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. He was one of my favorite people. We spent 10 years watching our little girls go from Pre-K thru 8th grade...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Pat Bullock - Lynn, MA - Friend
“Donnie was a good friend growing up in the neighborhood and a great basketball player! Thinking of him brings back alot of stories and fun times. ...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: chuck and mechelle vinciulla - MA
“I am very sorry to hear of Donny's passing. I pretty much went through school with him, meeting him when we were in first grade. I hope that your...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Karen [Lombard] Mangan - Waltham, MA
“I am saddened to hear of Donny passing. I grew up in the same neighborhood and remember him fondly. My heart goes out to his close friends and family.
30 of 40 | Posted by: Christine (Harper) O'Neil - MA
“So Sad. I met Donny in 1975 in kindergarten(have the class photo). Through the years he always had a smile and was a very good person. I was glad to...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Doug Melanson - Natick, MA
“It is our most heartfelt condolences. May he rest in peace
32 of 40 | Posted by: Wanda and Nestor Colon - FL
“Dear Mary and Damary and girls; We mourn the loss of Donny and yet we are grateful for him being in our lives. Mary, you and I go so far back and...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Margie Nelson - Lake Havasu City, AZ
“Donny, We grew up since we were babies together. Your Momma was like a mom to me as well, and Hank Was such a wonderful man and he would of been so...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Burk - Lake Havasu City, AZ
“Your smile, your voice, your laughter explains it all.I think everyone will agree he knew how to brighten a room just by his enterance. I am saddened...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Jennifer Malone - Quincy, MA
“"Donny, I am deeply saddened by your passing", You were a childhood friend, I remember when we all used to play "relievio" almost every night. We...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Sandra Gomez - Waltham, MA
“In Memory Of One Of My Best Friends Ever, Even Though We Have Been Far Apart Our Friendship And Love Has Always Kept Us Close At Heart, You Will...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Ron Devine - Lake Wylie, SC
“Donny I'm so sad to learn of your passing. My heart is with your family and loved ones. I always thought you where so funny and such a sweet heart. I...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Dorothy Zanco - Waltham, MA
“Donny you will be sadly missed but never forgotten.You were my son Juan's best man in his wedding and his best friend in life. You grew up as kids...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Ann Morgan - Waltham, MA
“donny was a great friend to my son jose jimenez he would come to our house and clown around he was a sweet boy now a man i will miss him a lot but i...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: donna soto - san ysidro, CA
Mr. Donald M. Armstrong, of Saugus, formerly of Waltham, died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at home. He was 42.
Donny was born November 23, 1970 in Waltham a son of Mary C. (Noble) Armstrong and the late Henry Armstrong. He was a graduate of Waltham High School, class of 1988 where he was a standout athlete on the basketball team. He lived many years in Waltham before moving to Lynn and later Saugus where he has lived for the last ten years.
Donny's professional career began in sales for Innovation Inc. in which he was a top sales leader. He had a passion for real estate and construction. He owned and operated Green Light Real Estate on Main Street in Saugus. He had a knack for finding properties, diamonds in the rough, and would rehab the property and manage to sell it within a reasonable amount of time. He was good at what he did.
He enjoyed poker and would get together with his regular group of friends to play. He was also a member of a few basketball leagues at the Y.
He is predeceased by his father, Henry.
Donny leaves his wife, Damary (Lopez) Armstrong; his daughters, Sara and Eva; his mother, Mary, all in Saugus, and his aunt and uncle, Patricia J. & Max Bonilla of Watertown.
Family and friends will honor and remember Donny's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, February 27th, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorials in his name may be made to The Melanoma Center and Pigmented Lesion Center (PLC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston 02214.