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“I am truly devastated to hear of Rick's passing. He was so young, a wonderful person and it was my privilege to work with him for 20 plus years at...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Jan Hawley - Blackstone, MA

“Dear Pauline and familyI am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was such a nice man and neighbor. My thoughts are with you at this difficult...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“On my 1st day at Fenwal I found myself lost and confused in the employee lot. As I approached the building I met Rick walking in. He introduced...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Tony Alves - Uxbridge, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Liz and her family during this difficult time. While I didn't know Mr. Ball personally I know what a great man he...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Meghan Osundiji - Addison, TX

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5 of 30 | Posted by: Meghan Osundiji - Addison, TX

“I met Rick when we worked together at Fenwal IEP group in the 1960's. He always had a smile and a good word for everyone. He will be missed. ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Marvin Charney - San Mateo, CA

“To Rick's familyI am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a great friend, co-worker and just an all around great guy. We were all blessed to have been...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Diane Henderson - Sutton, MA

“I am so very sorry and sad to hear of Rick's passing, He was one of the good guys. I have known Rick since Fenwal and then IEP. That has been well...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: George Van Deman - BlackstoneM, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“Rick was a coworker (Fenwal) and friend for almost 30 years. He was a good and decent man. It was a privilege know him. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Nelson Clarke - Wrentham, MA

“I met Rick back in 1992 when he was at KF. He was always smiling and happyno matter what was going on. I will always remember that about him. He...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: sue ondovic - shrewsbury, MA

“My thoughts and prays to Rick's family during this difficult time.Miss you Rick. ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Dan Noone - Coworker

“David, I am so sorry to hear of your brother passing. I pray healthy grieving for your entire family. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Maurice Bracken - MA - Friend

“I worked with Rick for 30 + years and he was consistantly kind, and caring. It was my privilege and joy to know him and call him friend. I pray...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Evelyn Labrie

“I can't believe it - I was so sadden to hear of Rick's passing - I met him at Fenwal almost 20 years ago - He always had a smile on his face and...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Shari Geller (Desposito) - MA

“Liz I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing you and John and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Mariconda - Friend

“To all of Rick's family,My deepest sympathy to all of you. This is a great loss for all of us. Rick was truly one of the nicest people you would...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Elizabeth Demers - Ashland, MA

“Rick, I am so lucky to have met someone like you as yyou have touched so many hearts. All your co-workers are going to miss you especiallly me as you...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Carol Lariviere - South Grafton, MA

“I am both shocked and saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I only knew Rick for a brief two years, but I will truly miss our daily conversations about...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Chuck McLain - Milford, MA

“To the Entire Ball Family- we are deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Ball's loss. He was a gentle soul and caring man. For the few occasions I (Grant)...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Grant DuBose - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Liz I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing you and John and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Mariconda - Stratford, CT

“Rick you worked hard all you life now rest my friend. ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Kevin Kelly - MA - Coworker

“I knew Rick since I began my career over 20 years ago at Fenwal in Ashland. He always had a positive attitude and would go the extra mile to help...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jonathan Ingram - UPTON, MA

“My wife and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Rick. We are both ex-Fenwal and I worked with Rick for over 30 years and considered him a good...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Scott Parker - Westborough, MA

“To Rick's Family -Rick was one of my true friends at Fenwal. I enjoyed chatting with him during our coffee breaks and planning the yearly Quarter...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Berkowitz - Natick, MA

“From a classmate and fellow Vietnam Veteran; Rest in peace, Dick. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: David Meyers - Lancaster, MA

“Ricky, you have been an inspiration, mentor, patient, kind man to so many people. I will miss your smile, jokes and your trust. I will never forget...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“My husband Gary and i worked for years with Rick at Fenwal in Ashland. Gary worked with Rick in Shipping and I dealt with him from customer service....Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Cathy Gosselin - Coworker

“Pauline and family,So very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I worked with Rick for many years at Fenwal.I can say he was a wonderful person to work...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Pat Croft - Largo, FL - Coworker

“Rick I am yet to come into terms that you are gone. When I said good night Rick on Wednesday afternoon , the response was good night my good man and...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Padmore Gyau - Worcester, MA


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Richard, N. Ball, Jr., 68, of Milford, MA, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA.
Born in Taunton, he was the son of the late Richard N. Ball, Sr. and Norma (Walton) Ball. He was the husband of Pauline (Ignaziak) Ball of Milford.
Mr. Ball served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
He had been employed in the shipping department of IEP Technologies, Marlborough, formerly Fenwal Explosion Protection, a company he was proud to have worked at for 50 years.
He was a wonderful, loving husband devoted to his children and grandchildren and respected by all who knew him. He was an avid golfer and loved being able to spend time at the ocean.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Andrew Ball and his wife Brooke of Redondo, Beach, CA, his daughters, Meredith Takhar and her husband Sukhjit of Boston and Elizabeth Jannino and her husband John of Hopkinton, his brother, David Ball and his wife Nancy of Moultonboro, NH, his grandchildren, Gabriella, Olivia and Ava and his nephew Christopher Ball.