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TOWNSEND — Florence G. (Ballou) Hamilton, 89, of Wallace Hill Road, died Friday, Dec. 4 at her home.

Her husband, Robert F. Hamilton, died in June 2007.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Ashby, Nov. 10, 1920, a daughter of Leon H. and Doris C. (Allen) Ballou and resided most of her life in Townsend. She was a 1932 graduate of Townsend High School.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, James A. and Laura Hamilton of Townsend, her daughter, Judith E. Wilson of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Christine Powell of Townsend, Ross Sullivan of Villa Rica, Georgia, Marni T. Hamilton of Townsend. She also leaves five great grandchildren.

She was the sister of the late Dorothy Robichaud Bjorkland of Townsend.

For over 30 years Mrs. Hamilton worked for New England Telephone Company as a telephone operator in Ashby, Townsend and finally in Fitchburg before retiring in 1977.

She was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan, enjoyed baking and spending time with her family.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Hillside Cemetery, Highland Street, Townsend.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 21 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street, (Rte 119) Townsend center is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.