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Maurice A. Ballard

October 1, 1947 - February 20, 2010

SPRINGFIELD – Maurice A. Ballard Jr. passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010, at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born October 1, 1947, to Maurice and Pauline Ballard, Sr.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Anthony Ballard on June 22, 1970.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Ballard; two daughters, Lori Drake (husband, Bill) and Heather Abreu (companion, Tim Ridderhoff); nine grandchildren, Christy Walker, Adam Drake, Nathaniel Deniz, Justin Ridderhoff, Ryan Ridderhoff, Abby Ridderhoff, Aidan Abreu, Amanda Abreu, and Emily Ridderhoff; his parents, Maurice and Pauline Ballard Sr.; one sister, Jean Nerone; one brother, Paul Ballard; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Private services were held.

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