Joseph Basile

Joseph Basile, 90, of South Windsor, beloved husband of the late Mary (Perry) Basile, was reunited with his wife on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

He was born on April 23, 1922, in Hartford, and was the son of the late Sebastiano and Palma (Randazzo) Basile. Joe lived in Hartford most of his life prior to moving to South Windsor six years ago. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. Joe was a barber and owned several shops throughout the Hartford area.

Joe is survived by his sons, Sebastian Basile, and his wife, Theresa, of Manchester, Michael Basile, and his wife, Marianne, of Manchester, and Joseph Basile of East Hampton; a brother, Zip Basile of Hartford; his daughter-in-law, Carol Basile of Newington; his seven grandchildren, Richard Basile, and his wife, Lizette, Shirley LaRosa, and her husband, Michael, Vincent Basile, and his wife, Lorena, Sarah Prenetta, and her husband, Rich, Kristin Conroy, and her husband, Joshua, Ryan Basile and Michael "Mikey" Basile; and 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Funeral services will begin on Monday at 9 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

For online expressions of sympathy to the family please visit

Funeral Home

D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
277 Folly Brook Boulevard Wethersfield, CT 06109

Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 8 to Feb. 12, 2013