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Josephine “Josey” Basile

Josephine “Josey” Basile

1929 - 2017

Josephine “Josey” Basile of Brewerton, NY entered eternal peace, surrounded by her niece, Maria Pino, (Ed) and her family, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, while visiting New Mexico.

Born in Watertown, daughter of Leo and Maria Francesca Basile, they resided at 241 Breen Ave. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1947. She was a former communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, where she belonged to the choir and the Daughters of Mary.  After graduation she was a clerk for WT Grant Drug Store and as a young woman moved to North Syracuse to live with her family for over 60 years. She was employed by the Carrier Corporation and upon her retirement, was a beautician at Mark I in North Syracuse.

Josey loved to travel with friends especially to the Villa Walsh Academy for Girls, in New Jersey. She enjoyed spending time with the St. Lucy Fillipini Sisters caring for the sisters with her hairdressing skills. Josey became an associate of the St. Lucy Fillipini Sisters and enjoyed her time at the villa. She attended many pilgrimages with the Sisters, including her own sister, Sister Giacinta. Josey was noted for her compassion, love of God, family and friends saying ‘yes’ and doing whatever was asked of her.

Traveling and visiting family in Italy enhanced her love of music and the arts. She also traveled to Jerusalem which furthered her experience to teach Religious Education at St. Margaret’s school for 30 plus years.  She traveled with Toni, Lucia and Millie Scordo to Italy on different occasions to join the Fillipini Sisters traveling to Mejagori, Fatima and Montefiascone, Italy ( the birth place of Sr. Lucy Fillipini).Her acceptance of the Immaculata Award was the highlight of her continuing service to the community and love of God. Josey was always thinking of others as she volunteered at St. Margaret’s Food Pantry.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Navarra and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, great great nephews and cousins. Josey along with her first cousins, Kay Benadetto, Toni Scordo. Lucia Scordo and Ben Scordo,  grew up in the same home as children, 241 Breen Ave. Josey was predeceased by her sisters, Sister Giacinta Basile, Sandy, and her brothers, Tony, John and Joseph.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11 am at St. Anthony’s Church with Msgr. Robert Aucoin officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Religious Teachers Filippini, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960


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Condolences left by other guests:

Aunt Jo you will be missed dearly. I often think of how you visited every weekend when it was just Franny, Bridget, myself and mom (Sandy your sister) and we would do fun things. We went to Canada and went horseback riding, this I will never forget because all though I had a fun time I also had a traumatic experience. I love you aunt Jo and miss you.

By Marjorie (Penny Hallsworth) McManus on 10 01, 2017


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I miss my Aunt Jo, I remembered her staying at my mom’s Santina Priola, with us younger one, she would take my mom and us to Canada. Miss you!!

By Francesca (Hallsworth) Sharp on 10 01, 2017


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