Diane Armington

Obituary of Diane Armington

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Diane Armington, a longtime resident of Lawrence Township, passed away on April 28, 2024. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 2688 Lawrenceville Rd, on June 8, 2024 at 4:00pm. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Diane studied microbiology at the University of Buffalo, and later met her husband, the late Jim Armington, playing bridge. She was not crazy about his cutthroat bridge, but she fell for him and his dozen red roses delivered to her door. In 1961, when Jim was hired by RCA Astroelectronics as one of the original “rocket scientists” seeking to put a man on the moon, they moved with their three small children – Rich, Sue, and Tom - to New Jersey. Diane worked to establish the League of Women Voters in Lawrence Township, served as its President for 10 years, and was a lifetime member. Under her tenure, the League was active in research and hosting public forums, speakers, and debates on important current issues. Diane also had a 25-year career in microbiology. She returned to work in Medical Technology first at St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, and then in 1972, at Mercer County Community College where she founded and led their program in Medical Laboratory Technology. One of her joys was inviting students to a graduation party at her home at the end of each school year. In 1988 she received the College’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Diane was a doer. She always looked on the bright side of things, and didn’t give up. She loved family and friends, the League, teaching, singing in the choir, and lying on the beach by the waves. She loved coffee, red roses, and the color red. She loved being part of community and helped create it. Diane was greatly loved by her husband Jim, and they celebrated more than 50 years together. She is survived by her three children, Rich, Susan, and Tom, and their partners. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Niko and Kiyoshi Kubota; Will, Andrew, and Mercedes Armington; and one great-grandchild, Naomi Dengate. She was a warm and thoughtful mother and grandmother, and will be missed by all. Memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America (https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate) or the League of Women Voters, (https://www.lwv.org/give)


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024
The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville
2688 Main Street
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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Diane Armington

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Diane Armington

1929 - 2024

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