MANCHESTER - Doris E. Balles, 86, of Manchester, died July 17, 2013, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
Mrs. Balles was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Manchester, the daughter of Philip and Blanche (Toutain) Gravel. She attended local schools and graduated from Manchester High School West in 1944. She was a lifelong resident of this city.
Her husband of 64 years, Charles J. Balles, died in 2010. She was also predeceased by a son, Thomas J. Balles in 2003 and two sisters, Rita Remillard and Lorette Dubois.
Members of her family include three sons, John C. Balles of Manchester, Michael J. and his wife, Linda Balles of Windham, David A. and his wife, Kim Balles of Manchester; a daughter, Lisa V. and her husband, Richard Sturgill of Manchester; three grandchildren, Kirk, Matt and Kristen Balles; a sister, Gloria Gravel of Manchester and several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Parish of the Transfiguration on Kelley Street. Urn burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Go to www.durningbykowskiandyoung.com
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