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Louis Bascetta


1919 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Louis Bascetta, 93, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Hughes Home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Louis was born on August 2, 1919 in Melilli, Italy, and met and married Lucy Helen Bartolotta on June 15, 1950, while she was visiting family in Italy. After arriving in the U.S., he became a naturalized citizen, and he and his family made their home in Middletown and Clinton, Connecticut before moving to Virginia in 1996. He received his Bachelors Degree in French from Wesleyan University, then attained a Masters Degree in Latin from the University of Connecticut. He was a dedicated teacher of foreign languages at the Morgan School, an author, a poet, and an avid gardener. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lucy; one daughter, Cynthia Zimmerman and her husband, Michael; one grandson, Aaron Watts and one granddaughter, Lina Zimmerman. Online condolences may be made at www.laurelhillfuneralhome.com and donations may be made to the American Association of Teachers of French, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 or Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Published in The Middletown Press on May 16, 2013
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