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FORMERLY OF HAVERHILL: Lanell I. (Armstrong) Smith, 66, of North Andover, passed away Monday, December 14, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.

Mrs. Smith was born in Frankfurt, Germany April 20, 1949 the daughter of the late Bennie and Ivory (Johnson) Armstrong.

Lanell was educated in various army base schools until her parents settled in Haverhill. She graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1967 and from Northeastern University with her R.N. degree in 1970.

For many years, she was employed at the former New England Deaconess Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess West Campus as a registered nurse.

In her free time she enjoyed reading, meeting new people and running her online business.

She is survived by her stepson, Marchon Smith; two brothers, COL (Ret) Bertram Armstrong and his wife, Andrea of O’Fallon, Ill. and Stanley Armstrong of Chandler, Ariz.; as well as a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Her visiting hours and funeral were held at the H.L. Famer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, on Saturday, December 19. Her burial will be private. Contributions in her name may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Ashland Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  December 31, 2015
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