Date of Passing:
Ballard, Caroline, R., 76, of Heritage Road, died peacefully on January 2, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA. She was the beloved wife of Edwin C. Ballard.
Born in Manchester, CT, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Velma (Wilcox) Strant, she lived in Rehoboth for 37 years.
Mrs. Ballard was a Nurse Administrator Educator practicing in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan and Southeastern Massachusetts for 39 years before retiring in 1994.
Caroline was an active member in the N.A.U.R.I. Association and a member of several knitting guilds. She processed wool from the animals, made it into yarn and used it for the finished project.
Besides her husband of 51 years, she is survived by a daughter; Suzanne M. Rustemeyer of Rehoboth, MA, a son; Edwin C. Ballard III of Wellington, FL, and three grandchildren; Sophia Rustemeyer, Shelby and Whitney Ballard. She was the mother of the late Charles C. Ballard.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 9, 2010 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 am.
Calling hours are Friday 5-7 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Caroline’s memory to the Rehoboth Food Pantry, 127 Martin Street, Rehoboth, MA, 02769 or the Rehoboth Animal Shelter, c/o the Animal Welfare Fund Account, 148 R. Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA, 02769 would be deeply appreciated.