Carmen Basilio(1927 - 2012)

CANASTOTA - A memorial service for Hall of Fame boxer Carmen Basilio is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Agatha's Church in Canastota, N.Y. with the Rev. Kevin Maloney, pastor officiating. Carmen was born on April 2, 1927 at home at 211 N. Main St. in Canastota and died on Nov. 7, 2012 at Rochester General Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary C. Picciano Basilio and sisters, Jessie, Lucy, Matilda, Anna and Nellie. Carmen is survived by his wife Josephine, a sister Dolores, and brothers Armondo, Paul and Joseph. Carmen was a World Welterweight Champion from 1955 to 1957, and World Middleweight Champion from 1957 to 1958 as well as Professional Athlete of the Year in 1957. Carmen was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Fiore Funeral Home
317 S. Peterboro Street
Canastota, N.Y. 13032
Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on Feb. 7, 2013