Eaton - Ballou
The Weekly Packet|April 22, 2021
Audra Marie Eaton and William Bra den Ballou of Sedgwick were married February 12, 2021, in a private ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Dean and Daphne Eaton of Stonington.

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