In Memoriam : Dorothy Ballard

Dorothy Charlotte Ballard - age: 87
(March 24, 1924 to January 13, 2012 )
Resident of Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Visitation Information:
A graveside and celebration of life service will be held in the spring at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH- Dorothy Charlotte Ballard, 87, of Adelaide Rd., OOB, died suddenly on Friday Jan. 13, 2012.
Dorothy was born in Guilford, Maine on March 24, 1924, the daughter of Howard L. and Ellen L. (Adams) Huntington. She graduated from Guilford High School and moved to Hartford, CT, where she manufactured guns during WWII. Later she moved to Boston.
Dorothy eventually moved back to Maine where she married and raised three children. She later moved to Old Orchard Beach where she purchased a house and made many good friends over the forty years she lived there until her death.
Over the years, Dorothy loved spending time with her many good friends and family. She was very involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, listening to jazz music, driving her car, gardening, and sitting on her front porch, especially with her good friend and neighbor of twenty years, Priscilla Hinkle.
Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, her husband William Wesley Ballard, and recently her cousin Edward Adams of Sangerville in addition to many other family members and close friends.
She is survived by her daughters- Susan Barone of Somerville, MA, Louise Titus of Biddeford, and Ann Marie Gainey of Portland; nine grandchildren- April Rossignal of Madawaska, Jennifer Howard of North Waterboro, Joseph Gabree of West Newfield, Angelo Barone and Bryan Barone of Revere, MA, Dr. Melanie Gainey of Somerville, MA, Joshua Gainey of Frederick, MD, Thomas Gainey of Cincinnati, OH, and Erin Gainey of Portland; nine great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her cousins Jackie Libby and Alvin Adams of Parkman, her two very close cousins Nona Carroll of Parkman and Doran Adams of Bellmoure, NJ; and many friends in OOB including Fred and Priscilla Hinkle, Sue O’Hara and Tianna Higgins, her longtime friend Elizabeth Buzzel of Athens and her very dear friend of sixty three years, Julie Anderson of North Anson.
A graveside and celebration of life service will be held in the spring at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home, 36 Portland Ave. Online condolence messages can be submitted at

April Rossignol - January 16, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
My dear sweet beautifull Ma, I so miss you. You were always there for me. It didnt matter what I did, you still always loved me. When I was feeling down, you brought me up. My fondest memories as a child are with you and all the little things you did for me that meant so much. I thought about calling you last night and then I realized I can never call you again. I will so much talking to you and visiting with you. I love you so much. I will never forget what you have given me all my life. especially your love, friendship, forgiveness and a open ear. I love you and I miss you.

Virginia DeLorimier - January 17, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Dottie you will be missed. My Mom, Julie Anderson loved you so. She looked forward to talking to you two or three times per week. You knew each other for so many years and you had a lifetime of memories between the two of you. I look at the flowers you sent home with us in the summer. The bush is very big now and I think of you and your green thumb with plants. Mom and I will always remembr you. Rest peacefully my dear.

April Rossignol - January 20, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
It's been aweek since you have been gone. I miss you so much. the night time is the hardest for me, because that is when I use to call you. I keep thinking I'm going to call my Ma and I cant. I miss you so much. I miss how you made me laugh. Your the only one who found humor in some of things I said. I wish you were still here. I love you so much!


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