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Cyrus William Bassett, .

Male 1924 - 2018  (94 years)

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  • Name Cyrus William Bassett 
    Born 6 Mar 1924  Lowell, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 2018 
    • The Burlington Free Press, September 10, 2018
      Cyrus William Bassett (1924 ? 2018) (Picture included)

      South Burlington ? Lt. Colonel Cyrus William Bassett, retired U.S. Army, age 94, went to be with his God on Sept. 7, 2018. He leaves a life marked by integrity, thoughtfulness, service to others, love of family and of country. He was a true gentleman and treated all with dignity and respect.

      Bill was born in Lowell, Mass. on March 6, l924 to Cyrus Joseph Bassett and Mabel Ingles Bassett. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart School, Keith Academy and Boston College, class of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S Coast Guard in 1942 serving on anti-submarine patrol and signal duty in the Statue of Liberty. He was accepted into the Naval Air Corps and trained at Monmouth College, IL, Univeristy of Georgia, and was in pre-flight training at University of Oklahoma when World War II ended. He was accepted at Boston College and entered into the ROTC program where he was named a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Field Artillery, upon graduating in 1950.

      He served in the Korean War 1950-1952 and in the Vietnam War 1965-1966. He retired in 1977 as a Lt. Colonel at Ft. Monmouth NJ where he was Deputy Post Commander. He was awarded two Bronze Star medals and the Legion of Merit during his military career. Bill was married in July 1950 to the former Mary Corby also of Lowell; they shared 68 years of marriage. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and often said his family was his greatest achievement.

      Upon retirement, Bill was involved in many areas of public service. He lectured and provided program's promoting nuclear disarmament via Beyond War. He was a member of St. Thomas Church Parish Council. For many years, he served as a Eucharistic Minister and chaired committees and was also an Officer in the Knights of Columbus.

      He is survived by his wife and four children, David and wife Lynda of Norwood, MA. Kathleen Bassett Cramer of Jericho, Vt. Douglas and wife Stephanie of Chicago, IL. and Michael Bassett of Colchester, VT. His three Grandsons; William Cramer of Montclair VA, Colin Cramer of New York City NY, & Joshua Jasso of San Antonio TX. Nieces & Nephews; Martha & Thomas Dufresne, Mary E. Bassett and Art Giacomarra Ann & Richard Bienvenue, Drs. Robert & Marilyn Ray-Bassett, Thomas and Carol Spindell-Bassett, Violet Bassett-Mathy and Jay Mathy, Richard Bassett & Michael Bassett. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Brother Robert, & Sister-in-law Margaret (Scanlon) Bassett & Brother Joseph Bassett.

      Calling hours will be Sunday September 16, 2018 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Jct. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Monday September 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Underhill. Burial will take place on Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, VT. To place on-line condolences please visit

      In lieu of flowers please consider giving to St. Thomas Parish 6 Green St. Underhill Center, VT 05490.
    Person ID I24479  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2018 

    Father Cyrus Joseph Bassett,   d. Deceased 
    Mother Mabel Anabel Inglis,   d. Deceased 
    Family ID F07797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary S Corby,   b. 18 Jan 1927, Lowell, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2019  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Jul 1950 
     1. David Bassett
     2. Kathleen Bassett
     3. Douglas Bassett
     4. Michael Bassett
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F12738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart