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Kevin W. Ball

Kevin W. Ball, 53 of Pickering Street, Essex and Fryeburg, Maine, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in the Massachusetts General Hospital after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was the longtime companion Sharon Stoker; her son Mathew and their daughter Samantha, all of Fryeburg.

Born in Beverly, the son of the Mary J. (Boutchie) Ball of Essex and the late Roger M. Ball, he was a graduate of North Shore Regional Vocational High School and East Coast Aero Tech as an A&P mechanic. His first job was for Rockwell International in California assembling B1 Bombers. Over the years he had also been employed at Jeffreys Creek Land Contractors, Coleman Concrete and JP Noonan Transportation.

Kevin will be remembered for his smile and great sense of humor. He loved tormenting his sisters and his four nieces and especially enjoyed his time with his family at their camp in New Hampshire. His daughter was the light of his life and his pride and joy. He was an avid fan of NASCAR Racing and had attended races over the years.

In addition to his mom Mary; companion Sharon; children Mathew and Samantha he is also survived by his brother Brian Ball and his wife Patty of Essex; sisters  Sheila J. Ball of Essex, and Paula F. Filias, and her husband John C. Filias of Essex;  nieces, Heather Walsh of Kingston, NH, Hillary Ball of Essex, Lindsay Milne of Minneapolis, MN, and Alexandra D. Filias of Essex, and many aunts, uncles and  cousins.

His funeral Service will be held 11 am Monday, October 15 graveside in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Sunday 4 to 7 pm in the Whittier-porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street Ipswich.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, care of Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston MA 02114. 

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