Dorothy Mae Armstrong

Published Nov 8, 2018 at 4:00pm

Dorothy Mae Armstrong, 81, of Taberg, died November 6, 2018 in Colonial Park Nursing Home Rome where she had been a resident since September 28, 2012.

Dorothy was born on April 21, 1937 in Rome the daughter of Frank and Mary Jensen Armstrong. A lifelong resident of the area she started her schooling in the Coonrod School and then transferred to the Rome Junior School.

For many years Dorothy was employed as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and used her talents for patients at the Val Haven Home in Camden and Boonville, she also did private duty care and was employed with the Cathy Lee Care Givers. 

She was a member of St. John’s Church in Camden and loved her cats and stuffed animals.

Surviving is one daughter Cylie (Steve) Finster Porter of Naples; five sons, Dale Finster of Naples, Frank Finster of Rome, Victor Finster of Naples, Michael (Heather) Finster of Naples and John Finster and his companion, who was a special caregiver to Dorothy, Sheri Clement of Rome; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, former husband Frank A. Finster, brother Erwin and sisters Lillian and Barbara, and longtime companion John Robertson.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. John’s Church Camden with Rev. Paul Mathis officiating. Interment will be made in Lee Valley Cemetery. Callings hours will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc. 109 Main Street Camden. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Church 35 Third Street Camden, NY 13316. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at