June 23, 1928 - February 13, 2021
Mary Basso was born on June 23rd, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to Maria and Filippo Belcastro. Her parents had just recently emigrated from Calabria in Italy. She had worked a number of jobs in the retail sector, and later in a law office. On September 2, 1966 she married John Joseph Basso who is now a retired Con Edison employee. She had known John from a young age because they grew up together in the same apartment building on 17th Street in Brooklyn. In 1971, they had a son: John William. When her son was born Mary retired to focus on raising him. Mary�s parents had passed away in the early 1970s. She had 4 brothers who are also deceased. Her brother John was her twin, and Mary often enjoyed going on fishing trips with him. Frank was her older brother and a World War II veteran. He looked out for the family while her father traveled searching for work during the Great Depression. Her brother Tony was a few years older than her. She was close to Tony, and deeply saddened when he passed at the young age of 15. She never knew her oldest brother Rocco, who had passed away as an infant in Italy. When she was younger, Mary had a talent for sewing and often made some of her clothes from patterns that she bought using fabric that she selected. She enjoyed gardening, and planted flowers and shrubs around the property each spring. She loved animals, and had a numerous cats over the years. Perhaps what she enjoyed most of all was gathering with family and friends to share stories and a good meal. She had a warm, loving smile, a contagious laugh, and she always put others before herself. Mary passed on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. A funeral service will held on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at Holy Child at 10am. Holy Child is located at 4747 Amboy Rd., Staten Island, NY 10312. If you would wish to make a memorial donation we are recommending the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Link to Foundation: A Funeral service will be at 5:00 PM on Wednesday at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc. located at 28 Eltingville Blvd Staten Island, New York 10312. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. Please be mindful due to the current State mandate that a mask must be worn at all times in the funeral home and social distancing requirements must be followed during the services. Due to the current Pandemic a strict 50 person in room policy is in effect, as well as a maximum of 200 people permitted in Church. Please adhere to this policy and allow others to pay their respects as well. Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note: We do not accept deliveries from outside vendors for bakery products, fruit baskets, and floral arrangements until further notice. Floral Arrangements can be purchased from our in house floral designers who work under the most stringent sanitary conditions which include temperature checks, mask wearing, distancing and protective clothing. You can call 718-948-2016 and place your order. We must protect the families we serve, our own families and staff who operate the funeral home.
Mary Basso was born on June 23rd, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to Maria and Filippo Belcastro. Her parents had just recently emigrated from Calabria in Italy. She had worked a number of jobs in the retail sector, and later in a law office. On September... View Obituary & Service Information
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