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BALL, Charlotte Ann (Bessler/Friel) Of Tewksbury, MA, formerly of Bermuda Dunes, CA, entered into rest on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by loved ones. She was 75 years of age. Born in Everett, MA, Charlotte lived in Stoughton, Chicago, Huntington Beach, CA and most recently Bermuda Dunes, CA. She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1959. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Ball for 28 years; sister to Herbert Bessler and his wife, Louise of Dracut, MA; and devoted mother to Robin Smith and her husband, Jimmy of Hinton, WV; Robert Friel and his wife, Mary Beth of Aurora, IL; James Friel of Walpole, MA; Christopher Friel and his wife, LuAnn of Woodstock, NH; Tracy Ball of GA; And Laura Ball of CA. She is also survived by her many grandchildren-Christina Viola and her husband, Anthony; Craig Vinciguerra and his wife, Loretta; Justin Vinciguerra; Shelby Smith; Victoria Allen and her husband, Nathan; Melissa Saner; Amanda Reidhead; Wendy Caldwell; Erik Smith; Heidi Friel; James Grant Friel; Tyler Friel; Corey Friel; Riley Friel and Tommy Ball. Charlotte is also survived by several great-grandchildren, many nieces and other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ball; her parents, Charlotte and Carl A. Bessler, Jr.; a brother Carl A. Bessler, III; and others. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlotte's name may be made to Ascend Hospice, 100 Locke Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752. The family of Charlotte Ball wishes to give special thanks to Ascend Hospice, Right at Home, in home care and Bayberry at Emerald Court. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home Everett 617-387-3120

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Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 16, 2016
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