Roger L. Ball, 90, a long-time resident of Swanzey died on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully with the love of family nearby after a period of declining health.
Roger was born the son of the late Ella (Swett) and William Ball on January 4, 1931, in Keene. He was educated locally attending Sullivan schools.
On June 14, 1953, he exchanged vows with Mildred L. Ramsey in a double ceremony at the Unitarian Church in Bellows Falls, VT. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for almost sixty-eight years.
Roger was employed by the Homestead Woollen Mill in Swanzey as a weaver for twenty-five years until his retirement in 1985. Prior he had worked at Marlborough Manufacturing as a furniture builder.
He enjoyed talking on his CB Radio with the call handle “The Weaver”. He liked to cut and split wood. Time was spent going to family events. He loved animals, especially his dog, Emme.
Mr. Ball is survived by his wife, Mildred L. Ball of Swanzey. His children; Julie A. Karr and her husband, Alan of Troy, Steven R. Ball, and his wife, Debra of Rutland, VT. Judith S. Boulay and her significant other, Patrick Harrington of Swanzey, Susan M. Fortini of Winchester, and Michael L. Ball and his wife, Yvonne of Swanzey. In addition, he is survived by; thirteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Roger is predeceased by his siblings; Jeanette and Charlie St. Pierre, Clifton and Dorothy Ball, Frank and Doris Ball, Donald and Eunice Ball, and Russell and Norma Ball. He is also pre-deceased by his son-in-laws Peter M. Boulay (2010) and Leo J. Fortini (2018).
There are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 10 am. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family lot with military honors at Oak Hill Cemetery, Railroad St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. In keeping with CDC standards masks and social distancing will be required. The family would prefer donations be made in memory of Roger L. Ball to:
Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Rd.
Swanzey, NH. 03446.
All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com