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Michelle Bassani McKenney

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SUSSEX BOROUGH -- Michelle Bassani McKenney, 48, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Chilton Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Dover, Michelle grew up in Sussex County, where she lived all of her life.

She was a 1988 graduate of High Point Regional High School and earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from William Paterson University. She was dedicated to her nursing profession and began her career at St. Clare's Hospital in Sussex Borough, where she continued to work per diem. She was an RN-BSN and had been employed by Chilton Medical Center in Pequannock.

Growing up on a farm in Wantage, Michelle became very fond of all animals, but had a special love for all cats. She was a member of Psi Chi, International Honor Society of Psychology, International Association of Forensic Nursing, and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.

Michelle was predeceased by her parents, Bertha Bassani in 2010 and Vincent Bassani in 2016. She is survived by her loving sons, Adam McKenney, of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Nicholas McKenney, of Sussex; her brothers, Peter Bassani and his wife, Diane, of Hawley, Pa., Ronald Bassani and his loving companion, Judy Ann Castiglione, of Wantage, Vincent Bassani, of Wantage, and Donald Bassani and his wife, Tanya, of Wantage; her sister, Donna Nacarlo, of Effort, Pa.; and her devoted companion, Rich Linden, of Sussex.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex.

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Tuesday prior to the service from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Michelle's memory to the , P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to Father John's Animal House, 50 Father John's Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 12, 2018
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