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January 31, 2013

Theresa A. Ballard

The Daily Star

---- — Theresa A. Ballard

DAVENPORT — Theresa A. Ballard, 79, of Davenport, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

Theresa was born on Jan. 17, 1934, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Bevaqua) Arcuri.

She married Floyd Ballard Jr. on Oct. 26, 1952, and he predeceased her on June 18, 1980.

Theresa was an assignment clerk for Bell Atlantic in Oneonta for 38 years, retiring in 1990.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Telephone Pioneers, the Oneonta Business Women’s Club and the Davenport Fire Department Auxiliary.

She was very devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two children, Joseph A. Ballard of Davenport and Teri-Lee Fuchs and her husband, Gerard of Morris; her three grandchildren, Joseph F. and Michael H. Ballard, and Lee Ann Fuchs. She is also survived by her sister, Laura Germain and her husband, John of Greenlawn, Long Island; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Theresa was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Floyd; her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Ballard; her brothers and sister, Joseph Arcuri, Louis Arcuri, and Eleanor Dewan Farone.

Friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Church, with the Rev. Joseph Benintende, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Davenport Fire Department, Davenport, NY 13750.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.