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Virginia Mae "Ginnie" Basile

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Basile, Virginia Mae "Ginnie"

Galeton, PA: Virginia Mae "Ginnie" Basile, 86, of Galeton, PA, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born September 30, 1925, in Marshlands, PA, she was a daughter of the late LaVerne A. and Grace (Dewey) Thornton. Ginnie was a 1943 graduate of Gaines High School and was Valedictorian of her class. On April 12, 1947, in the Rectory of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, she married Nicholas B. Basile, who preceded her in death on May 11, 1997. Ginnie worked at the Galeton Production Company for many years as a monitor before becoming a full time mother and homemaker. She was a member at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, a past president and member of the Galeton Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6611 for over 50 years, a former Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Homeroom Mother for her children's elementary school years. She greatly enjoyed bowling, piano, reading, dancing, crosswords, traveling, and attending her grandchildren's school and sporting events. Surviving are a son, Daniel (Mistie Burrous) Basile, Galeton; two daughters, Rhonda (Timothy) Gooch, Wellsboro and Veronica (Jeffrey) Dugan, Galeton; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Lauren, Jordan, Tyler, Dominic, Daniel, Lynlee, Corbin, and Felecia; two-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Theresa Agnellino, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband of 50 years, Ginnie was predeceased by a brother, LaVerne "Gov" Thornton. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Bibiana Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Interment will be made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana Catholic Church, the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Published in Star-Gazette on Oct. 17, 2011
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