Walter E. Bass Sr., 87, of East Windsor and Marco Island, Fla., passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
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Walter E. Bass Sr. (Basuikiewicz) was born on Sept. 25, 1925, to Connie and Josephine Basuikiewicz in Enfield. He was a local farmer, milkman, and businessman in East Windsor, and was active in his church and community. Walter served on the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of East Windsor and as the sergeant at arms of the Connecticut State Senate. In their later years, Walter and his wife, Margaret, became residents of Marco Island, where they made many friends. Throughout his retirement Walter continued to be involved in civic and religious organizations in the Marco Island community.
He is survived by is sons, Attorney Walter E. Bass Jr., and his wife, Gail, John H. Bass, and his wife, Helen, Peter T. Bass, and Paul A. Bass. Walter is also survived by his grandchildren, Caroline, Danielle, Joshua, Betsy, Susan and Peter Jr.; two great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Henry Bednarz; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Oliva, and her husband, Donald; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Bednarz) Bass; his sisters, Mary Mokrycki and Veronica Bass; and his brothers, William Bass, Joseph Bass, and John Bass. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Hartford Hospital for the care they provided their father.
Walter's family will receive relatives and friends at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, on Friday, July 26, 2013, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Philip Church, 154 S. Main St., East Windsor, where a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Walter's life will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Walter's memory be made to the Walter and Margaret Bass Scholarship Fund, c/o Knights of Columbus, San Marco Council, P.O. Box 417, Marco Island, FL 34146.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 24 to July 28, 2013