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Sally M. Ballou

October 19, 1931 — June 10, 2022

ORANGE - Sally M. (Dike) Ballou, 90, of Orange, died Friday, June 10, 2022 in Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Massachusetts. She was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on October 19, 1931, the daughter of Garold and Gladys (Johnson) Dike. Sally grew up in Orange and graduated from Orange High School in 1949. She attended Salter Secretarial School in Worcester and worked for the Orange National Bank as secretary to the president. She returned to banking after raising her children, retiring in 1991 from Shawmut Bank. She married Richard Ballou in 1960, and they built the home they love on Warwick Road in West Orange. She was a member of the Orange High School Alumni Association, serving terms as president and treasurer; the Orange Scholarship Foundation, serving terms as treasurer and trustee, and a member of the Orange Historical Society. She was a skilled baker, seamstress, and balancer of checkbooks. She was a friend of the New Salem Central Congregational Church. She leaves her husband of 61 years, Richard C. Ballou, a son, Craig C. Ballou and his wife Caralyn of Northfield, MA; a daughter, Catherine A. Mealey and her husband John of Lynnfield, MA; four grandchildren, Liam Mealey, Grace Mealey, Elizabeth Ballou, and Eric Ballou. She was predeceased by her brother, James E. Dike. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 on Thursday, June 16th, at the New Salem Central Congregational Church, 24 South Main Street, New Salem. Burial will follow in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to OHS Alumni Fund - The Orange Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 298, Orange, MA 01364. To send an online condolence please visit Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home 110 New Athol Road, Orange is directing arrangements.
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Warwick, MA 01378

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