Steven Ball, a lifetime Greenwich resident, loving husband and father of two, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 2, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Steve was born on March 26,1971 to Malcolm and Lucille Ball in Greenwich Hospital. He received his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University and went on to work as a construction project manager for many years with Hawley Construction in Danbury.
An avid boater, Steve was a longtime member of the Byram Shore Boat Club. He also served as the Marshall for the Acacia Masonic Lodge #85. He could always be found at his go-to restaurant, T&J’s in Port Chester NY, sipping his favorite Italian red wine and checking out the “daily specials” menu.
Steve cherished his friends and loved to hang out in his “man cave” watching sports with his dog Dillon by his side. His positive approach and his fun-loving personality allowed him to give this terrible disease a good fight.
Steve is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Karen Ball, and their children, Lance Corporal Jacob Ball and Sadie Ball.
He is also survived by his father Malcolm of Greenwich, his brother Mike and sister-in-law Lydia of Pleasantville NY, his Uncle Joe Biase of Stamford, and his cousin Vicki Downer also of Stamford. Steve is the son-in-law of Edward and Sue Kessey of Tulsa, Oklahoma and brother-in-law to Jerome Benton and Danny Wray. Uncle Steve is survived by loving nieces and nephews Janet, Charlie, Owen, Anna, Charlotte, Cadence and Hunter.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Ball, and his sisters-in-law Kathy Benton and Kristen Wray.
To honor and celebrate Steve’s life, family and friends will gather Sunday May 9 from 3:00-7:00pm at Coxe & Graziano funeral home at 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich, CT (203-869-5968). A mass will follow Monday May 10 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Greenwich.
There will be a private committal after the service.
One of Steve’s friend’s daughters took her life a year and a half ago at the age of 16. It affected him deeply, as it did all of us. We ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Steve’s name be made to Hope for Hallie, her parents’ nonprofit organization, which works to spread mental health awareness. (www.hopeforhallie.org).