Sean Patrick's Story
There will be a Funeral Mass for Sean Patrick Armstrong, who passed away on January 25, 2017 at the age of 45, leaving his mother, Diane E. (Wojick) Marciano and stepdad, Euplio “Rocky” R. Marciano, father Robert J. Armstrong, sister Sherry L. Adams, his two nieces, Paige E. Adams and Amber S. Adams, stepsister, Tammy Marciano, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sean was born in Salem, Mass. On July 6, 1971. He grew up there until the age of 8, when he moved with his family to Beverly. He attended Hardy School, Briscoe Jr. High, and Beverly High School/Beverly Pattern Vocational School.
When Sean was young, he enjoyed riding his BMX bike, with his cousin Frank, to his grandparents home in Peabody. He liked being a Cub Scout and Boy Scout and the challenges that were involved. He loved his cat, Smokey and dog, Bruno whom he had taught all sorts of tricks. As he grew up, he enjoyed working on the computer, reading, making models, snowboarding, kayaking and gardening. He enjoyed cooking and coming up with all sorts of recipes including chocolate brownies for Rocky.
Sean proudly joined the United States Marine Corps in 1993. He served eight years while working his way up to Sergeant. He served as a Sergeant 7th Engineer Support Battalion Intelligence Specialist, a Sergeant Marine Barracks Guantanamo Bay Cuba Minefield Maintenance Team Member, a Sergeant Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 Construction Squad Sergeant, and first as a Lance Corporal 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion Fire team leader.
While in the Marine Corps, Mr. Armstrong was a recipient of numerous awards for his service. He was given a Rifle Expert Badge (3rd award), Good Conduct Medal (with 1 star), Certificate of Commendation (x2), Meritorious Mast (x3), Letter of Appreciation, a National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and Overseas Ribbon.
Upon discharge from the Marine Corps, he worked at General Electric in Lynn, Mass. as a machinist for 15 years until his passing.
He was a member of Local 201 IUE-CWA AFL-CIO, and the National Rifle Association.
Sean was a sweet and sensitive man who has left this world too soon. He will be in the hearts of his family forever.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on June 26, 2017 at St. John’s the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly, 01915. Burial with honors will be at a later date.
Published on  June 15, 2017