OBITUARY

Kenneth H. Ballard Jr.

January 30, 1961December 5, 2018
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Kenneth H. Ballard Jr, 57, of Sandy Hook, CT passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, with his wife and children by his side. He was the beloved husband of Dawn Ballard and father of twins Kenneth and Gracie Ballard.

Born in Danbury, Ken attended Danbury Schools and was a 1979 graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School. A trustee with Teamsters Local 677, a wholesale driver for Marcus Dairy for 28 years, and most recently a construction driver for Tilcon Inc. and I84 Constructors, Ken was a hard worker who loved his family, his friends, his life, and being outdoors.

Besides his wife and children, Ken is survived by his parents, Kenneth Ballard Sr. and Elizabeth Ballard of Danbury CT; his sister, Lynne Lansford and her husband, David Lansford of Fredericksburg, VA; his brother, Kevin Ballard of Lantana, FL; his sister, Amy Capilupi and her husband, Max Capilupi of Brookfield, CT; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and his many Teamster brothers.

Calling hours for Ken will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2 PM-5 PM at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury.

His Celebration of Life will be Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11 AM at The Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Rd., Sandy Hook. Burial to follow at Wooster Cemetery in Danbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ken's memory can be made to the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, providing memory experiences for family's having a parent with late stage cancer. https://jajf.org/donate-now/.

  • FAMILY

  • Dawn Ballard, Wife
  • Kenneth Ballard, Son
  • Gracie Ballard, Daughter
  • Elizabeth Ballard, Mother
  • Kenneth H. Ballard Sr., Father
  • Kevin Ballard, Brother
  • Lynne Lansford, Sister
  • Amy Capilupi, Sister
  • David Lansford, Brother-in-law
  • Max Capilupi, Brother-in-law

Services

9 December

Visitation

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Green Funeral Home

57 Main St.
Danbury, CT 06810

10 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am

The Newtown United Methodist Church

92 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470

10 December

Burial

12:15 pm

Wooster Cemetery

20 Ellsworth Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810

REMEMBERING

Kenneth H. Ballard Jr.

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Jessica Clifford

December 9, 2018

I remember Kenny and our Sunday rides so fondly. Your infectious smile was a gift to this world. My love and condolences to your family on this heartbreaking loss.

Kellie Sharnick

December 9, 2018

I worked for a short time with Kenny while he was at Tri-State. I was so impressed at how hard he worked. He was always upbeat and kind and ready to lend a hand. He often talked lovingly of his family. It is so sad to hear of his passing and having endured such a struggle. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time. May memories of happier times sustain you during the sad days ahead.

Connie Cooper

December 7, 2018

Kenny’s heart was as big as his muscles. Our conversations over the months after his diagnosis always consisted of his desire to make the transition for Dawn, Kenny, and Gracie as smoothly as possible. There’s no question about how much he loves his family and will continue to look after them. Shady Rest will always remember Kenny with an abundance of fondness. To say he will be missed is a huge understatement.

Gary Gilroy

December 7, 2018

I cannot say enough about this man. I have read through many of the condolences and everything has been said. Just a hard working, great guy who took great care of his family, friends and neighbors! Kenny will be truly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Rob Martino

December 7, 2018

Kenny was a great man and great father. I’ll always remember him talking about his family. He will truly be missed. He’s role model for all.
My condolences.

Sheila Monti

December 7, 2018

My condolences to you all.Prayers of peace to all. Kenny was a good man. he always knew how to make you laugh or just smile. he will be missed

Diane and Vin Guilfoil

December 7, 2018

We have been living in Shady Rest for over 14 years and are blessed to have known Kenny! It was always a pleasure to stop by on the way home to chat and catch up. He was an amazing leader in our little community along with being one of the hardest workers we have ever seen. Throughout his illness, he continued to support his family and friends which was such a great example of what a good father, husband and friend he was. He will be truly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dawn and the kids.

Karl Murphy

December 7, 2018

I knew Kenny, and his sister Lynne, as kids growing up on the southside of Danbury. Always a smile and a laugh when we saw each other. My heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends.

Maria Briscese

December 6, 2018

We met Ken & his family through our church. There was an immediate bond. Ken was always generous with his gifts & skills. His family has wonderful memories to look back on that they will cherish.

He fought his disease valiantly- along with Dawn right by his side- supporting him in every possible way. My heart aches for Dawn, Gracie & Kenny.

Ken is resting in the arms of God. My prayers for Dawn & the children will be ongoing.. Love & Peace to all. 💜💜🙏

John Capobianco

December 6, 2018

Kenny was and will always be my brother and best friend, I will never forget how he took care of me in my time of need while he was going through the fight of his life. I love my brother forever.