Karen E. Ballou

Oct 12, 2018
Karen Ballou

Lincolnville — Karen Elizabeth Ballou, 59, formerly of Riverside, R. I., died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, surrounded by family, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, after a brief illness.

Karen, daughter of the late William A. Feeney Sr., and Veronica (Saunders) Feeney, was born in Providence, R.I. on June 23, 1959.

On May 14, 1983, Karen married her childhood sweetheart, Richard D. Ballou Jr., (Rick) of Riverside, R.I. at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church.

Karen was employed with the Department of Labor for the State of Rhode Island and then went on to own and operate a successful in-home day care.

In 2000, Karen and Rick relocated their family to Lincolnville. Karen has been employed for over ten years at the Cotton Garden located in Camden and has been serving as store manager for the past few years.

Karen is survived by husband, Rick, of 35 years; daughters, Nicole E. Ballou and fiancé, Michael Grace, of Lincolnville and Stephanie L. Ballou and boyfriend, Julian Pharr, of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren, Aiden and Aubree Grace; her mother-in-law, Patricia Ballou, Lincolnville; three brothers, William A. Feeney Jr. and wife, Maria Botelho, of Barrington, R.I.; Paul T. Feeney and wife, Stacey A. Feeney; Kevin M. Feeney (E.P.P.D) and wife, Lori Ann Feeney; and sister, Maureen Feeney-Beaudoin, all of Riverside, R.I.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Karen was predeceased by her father-in-law, Richard Ballou Sr., and her infant sister, Ann Feeney.

Karen embraced life with her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside, R.I. at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.  Interment will follow at Springvale Cemetery in Rumford, R.I..

A Celebration of Life will be held in Lincolnville, with a date and time to be announced, for all who could not travel to Rhode Island, so we can celebrate the beautiful life of our beloved Karen (Mom).

In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Karen's name to the Maine Cancer Foundation would be deeply appreciated at mainecancer.org or mail to: Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US-1 3250, Falmouth, ME  04105.  Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com.  Local arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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