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BASLER, Dr. Cynthia D. 51 years old, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Hingham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones in Plymouth, MA, after a long battle with Cancer. Cindy was raised in Hingham Massachusetts. Known for her quiet elegance, determination, grace and beauty, her smile lit up a variety of the many places she touched during her lifetime; Mascot for the Hingham High Cheerleading Squad at 8 years old, Runway Model at 18 and Thayer Academy High School Graduate in 1983. She was also known as an accomplished lifelong athlete. Cindy was inducted into Thayer Academy's Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 for her record breaking Tennis accomplishments; playing undefeated number 1 in singles and doubles for 3 years, and considered one of the best female tennis players in Thayer's history. Cindy went on to play on full scholarship for Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida. She was the number 1 singles and doubles player and earned multiple NAIA Division 1 All American Honors along with Sportswoman of the Year at UNF in 1987 and was inducted into the University of North Florida's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. Cindy went on to earn her Master's Degree from the University of South Florida in 1998 and her PHD in Psychology from the Eisner Institute in 2013 in order to pursue her lifelong calling and passion for helping others. She was a Therapist for Coastal Behavioral Healthcare in Sarasota Florida, earning their Leadership Award for Outstanding Service to her Clients. Cindy continued her career into private practice and was a well-respected and much loved Psychologist in Sarasota, Florida and Alexandria, Virginia.

She will be deeply missed by her parents James and Carol Basler of Venice, Florida and Hingham MA; her sister Valerie Basler, brothers; James Basler and Robert Basler, sister-in-law Beth Basler, niece Liza Basler, nephews; John Basler, and Nate Basler, grandnephew Devon Basler, stepdaughter Kirsten Mertens and her very special friend Pamela Boucher.

Calling Hours will be held on October 20, 2016 from 5 PM to 8 PM in the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St., BRIDGEWATER, MA. A Funeral Services will be held on October 22, 2016 at 2:30 PM in Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Square, Bridgewater. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, East Bridgewater If you are looking to send flowers Cindy loved white/pink/lavender roses and wildflowers. for online guestbook: www.ccgfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Defenders of Wildlife, www.defenders.org or Greenpeace. Remembrances can be posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CindyBasler/


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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 19, 2016
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