Marlborough – Norma (Walton) Ball, 92, of Marlborough, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Kay) Walton.
Mrs. Ball had been employed as a cryptographer for the U.S. government during WWII at Camp Miles Standish, Taunton. It was there that she met her late husband, Richard Ball Sr., and after a brief courtship, they were married. Mr. Ball died in 1993. After moving to Marlborough she was employed as a secretary at Braemoor West Nursing Home (Marlborough Hills), Marlborough.
She was an active member of First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, where she served on many committees with the Women's Fellowship. She had also been the Corresponding Secretary for the Marlborough Woman's Club and was a former member of the Tudor Club in Southborough.
She had worked at the polls in Marlborough during election time and had volunteered in the office at the Marlborough Senior Center, where she was known for her organizational skills. She loved to travel, visiting Rockport and Maine whenever possible. She was a soft spoken “lady” who enjoyed a large circle of friends and was always accommodating to others.
She is survived by her sons, Richard N. Ball Jr. and his wife Pauline of Milford and David J. Ball and his wife Nancy of Moultonboro, N.H.; her grandchildren, Andrew Ball and his wife Brooke, Meredith Tucker and her husband Sarge, Elizabeth Gianino and her husband John, and Christopher Ball; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia Ball and Gabriella Rizzo.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, 37 High St., Marlborough, MA 01752.