Donald T. Ballou of Branford, died Friday January 5, 2018 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla Rutherford Ballou.
Don was born January 10, 1931 in New Haven, son of the late Raymond and Edith Ballou. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran at the time of the Korean Conflict; a Navigator flying in the B-26 and B-57 aircraft. Don was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and became a Civil Engineer. His primary practice was Hydrology, Hydraulics and the design of dams. He started at the Soil Conservation Service in California, moved back east to work with several private companies, including Goodkind & O’dea and Cahn Engineers, and then became self-employed. He was still active in his beloved career at the time of his passing. Don gave generously to his community and cherished his time on the Board of the Branford Cemetery Association. Don’s family and friends meant the world to him.
Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his son Mark Ballou of Branford; his granddaughter, Amanda Ballou; his great grandchildren, Olivia and Delilah and his brother Howard Ballou. He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond, William and Murray Ballou.
Friends may call Wednesday evening from 5:00 - 7:00, with a service at 7:00, at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Branford Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 146, Branford, CT. 06405-0146.
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