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December 13, 2013

Lydia Louise Paffenroth Armstrong

Lydia Louise Paffenroth Armstrong

ONEONTA — Lydia Louise Paffenroth Armstrong, 77, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Born Lydia Louise Wager-Wilsey in Hamden on May 11, 1936.

Lydia was a fabulous mother, grandmother, foster-mother and childcare provider. She ran “Nana’s Daycare” from her home in Oneonta for nearly 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Armstrong at home; children, Roxane (Roger) Carpenter, Peter (Mindy), Robert (Marge), John (Stacy) Paffenroth; Karen (Randy) Olmsted, Shawn (Kelli) Paffenroth, Charles (Jessie), Kim (Cathy), Tim (Linda), Tracy (Dawn), Duane (Judy), and Norma Armstrong. Grandchildren, Shane, Robert, Ryan, Luis, Oscar, Monique, Jenny, Chasity, Peter, Michelle, Kerry, Amanda, Robert Jr., Samantha, Chelsea, Dylan, Kourtney, PeggyLynn, Kristina, Sierra, Taylor, Cassidy, Aundrea, Joseph, Damon, Danica, Cody, Lexzy, Savanah, Kaite, Wade, Tabitha, Crystal, James, Ashley, Joey, Brittney, Michael, Richard, Kaylynn, Cassandra, and Dustin. Special foster children, Donna Hyatt and her three children, Bridget (Jim) Bredin and their seven children and Bethany Kenney and her two children; in addition 27 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one son, Richard Paffenroth.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Lydia Armstrong will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Milford Center Community Bible Church, State Highway 28, Oneonta.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to




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