Nicola J. Basile

WEST RUTLAND - Nicola James "Nick" Basile, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at his residence, following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Salvatore and Jen (Leone) Basile.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967, serving a tour in Vietnam that earned him a Purple Heart.
Mr. Basile married Nancy (Lemire) Blake Jan. 2, 1995.
He was employed for many years doing security work in New York and Vermont.
He was a member of West Rutland American Legion Post #87, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #648 and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
Mr. Basile enjoyed cooking, riding his motorcycle and sports cars.
Survivors include his wife, of West Rutland; a daughter, Toni Farace, and a son, Sal Basile, both of Staten Island, New York; a brother, Dennis Basile, of Texas; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two stepsons Kenny Blake in 1980 and Robert Blake Jr. in 2008.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at St. Bridget's Church in West Rutland.
Burial with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rutland. A reception will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bayada Hospice, 190 South Main St. Suite 2, South Side, Rutland, VT 05701.

Funeral Home

Aldous Funeral Home
44 North Main Street Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 773-6252

Published in Rutland Herald on Aug. 31, 2018