Carol Ann Ballard

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MANCHESTER - Carol Ann Ballard, 73, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2019, with her loving husband by her side. She was born on Jan. 17, 1946, in Gardiner, the daughter of Fred and Dorothy Grant.

Carol lived a rich and active life. She helped run Ballard Meats & Seafood in Manchester, with her husband, Ken, for more than 40 years before retiring to Florida in 2014. In addition to her dedication to the family business, Carol enjoyed traveling with her family and spending time at her home on Silver Lake. Carol treasured family traditions, always hosting memorable Christmas Eve and Fourth of July parties that family and friends never wanted to miss. She had a passion for gardening and doing crafts, and a great talent for decorating her home, with always a remodeling project underway.

Carol was devoted to her husband, Ken, of 55 years, proud of her three loving and successful sons, and especially loved her role as Nanny Ballard to six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Carol's love for life carried over into many great friendships that she treasured.

Carol was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Dorothy Grant; her mother-in-law, Lillian Ballard; her brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Donna Grant, her brother-in-law Thomas Anderson; and her niece, Maureen Whitman.

She is survived by her husband, Ken Ballard Jr.; sons, Jeff (Julie) Ballard of Canandaigua, N.Y., Todd Ballard of Manchester, and Jason (Heidi) Ballard. of Readfield; brother. Robert Grant (Jenny Meyers). of West Gardiner; sister-in-law. Martha Anderson of Smithtown, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Kate (Nate) Murphy of Canandaigua, N.Y., Kenneth (Melissa) Ballard, of North Wales, Pa., Keegen (Alisha) Ballard, of Augusta, Eben Ballard, of Winthrop, Maddie Ballard, of Readfield, Reece Daniels, of Readfield; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Carol and family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the medical staff, home nursing staff, and many friends who supported Carol during her illness.

Visiting hours will be Friday, Jan. 11, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Rd., Manchester.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory may be made to the

Harold Alfond Center

for Cancer Care,

Office of Philanthropy,

P.O. Box 828,

Waterville, ME 04903-0828.

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Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 622-9311
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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 7, 2019
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