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Douglas Raymond Bassett

Male 1923 - 2014  (90 years)

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  • Name Douglas Raymond Bassett 
    Born 26 Mar 1923  Greenfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID F06EFF4A5FD873439BF16828B0010CB11EEE 
    Died 27 Jan 2014  Greenfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • The Recorder, January 29, 2014
      Douglas R. Bassett

      GREENFIELD - Douglas R. Bassett, 90, of Summer Street, died Monday (1-27-14) at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility.
      Arrangements, under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home, were incomplete at press time. Sympathy message available at:

      Kostanski Funeral Home, January 2014
      Douglas R. Bassett (Picture included)

      Greenfield- Douglas Raymond Bassett, 90, of Summer Street died Monday 1/27/14 at the Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. He was born in Greenfield on March 26, 1923, the son of Joseph and Sadie (Pratt) Bassett. Doug attended local schools in Greenfield and was a graduate of Greenfield High School.

      Doug received his pilot?s license at the age of 18. He served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Radioman during World War II. He was an avid HAM radio operator with contacts all over the world.

      He was employed by the United States Postal Service in Greenfield for 36 years before his retirement.

      Besides his cherished wife of 69 years, Rita (DesRosiers) Bassett, Doug leaves behind five sons and three daughters: David of Greenfield, Marilyn Kuzmeskus of Deerfield, Donald of Leyden, Susan of Greenfield, Pamela of Feeding Hills, Michael of Montague, James of Bernardston and Robert of Montague. He also leaves behind a sister Marion Stone of Greenfield, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as his many loving nieces and friends.

      Doug was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia and his brother, Russell.

      Doug was a loving husband and a devoted father who was a role model of hard work and perseverance. He was passionate about the things he loved and he had many interests. He enjoyed downhill skiing, sailing, and going on camping trips with his family. He especially enjoyed his retirement, wintering in Florida with his beloved wife Rita.

      He set an example with his adventurous, fun-loving spirit for which his family will always be grateful.

      A memorial service will be held Saturday 2/8/14 at 11am at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 220 Federal Street, Greenfield. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

      There will be no calling hours.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.
    Person ID I13297  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 

    Father Joseph Bassett,   b. 12 Apr 1890, Guilford, Windham Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1974  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Sadie Pratt 
    Married 18 Apr 1917 
    Family ID F3286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rita Mary Desrosiers,   b. 23 Sep 1922, Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 2016  (Age 93 years) 
     1. Marilyn Bassett
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F6501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart