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Carol Ann (James) Ford

Carol Ann (James) Ford, of Merrimack, NH, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2019 surrounded by family after a courageous and tenacious battle with cancer. She was born to the late William and Joan James in Woburn, MA on December 28, 1952.

Carol deeply loved her family. She was married for 42 years to Lance A. Ford and they resided in Merrimack, NH. Carol was the Mother of Matthew James Ripaldi and his wife Nikki Dao of Katy, TX and Lynn Kate Hazel and her husband, Jared, of Danvers, MA. She was a proud Nana to her three grandchildren, Andrew James “AJ” Ripaldi, Lexi Joan Hazel and Jace Hunter Hazel. She’s survived by her brothers and sister, William and Barbara James of Elliott, ME, Joanne and Glenn Reese of Wakefield, MA, Paul and Eileen James of Woburn, MA and Timothy and Cathy James of Billerica, MA and her husband’s sisters and brothers, Lynda and Chuck Marcotte of FL, Larry and Peggy Ford of Sutton, NH; Leslie Ford, Loring Ford and Lizabeth Thurston of Andover, NH along with many nieces and nephews.

Carol was an accomplished banking professional. She started her banking career at the Nashua Trust Co and continued on at various banks over 36 years until her retirement in 2013 as a Regional Vice President at TD Bank. She was a passionate reader, loved the ocean and spending time with her family. Carol said her life was so much fuller having Melissa Zettelmeyer, someone she considered a special person, in her life. She could ask anything of her friend, and she was always there for her with no questions asked and no judgement.

Carol’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main Street, Nashua, NH at 2 PM on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

The family requests that anyone seeking to make a charitable donation in Carol’s memory, please consider Dana Farber Cancer Institute who provided skilled and compassionate care to Carol. Donations to support research and patient care can be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. BOX 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or online at www.dana-farber.org/gift

To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit rivetfuneralhome.com.