The Reverend Frank W. Bassett
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Bassett, The Reverend Frank W.

The Reverend Frank W. Bassett, son of Frank and Marie Bassett, White Plains, NY, passed away July 4th, 2017. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1970 and worked for the Department of Transportation after College. He entered the seminary in 1993 and was ordained a NYC Archdiocesan priest on May 20, 2000. His most recent parish was Holy Name of Jesus, Valhalla, NY. Fr. Frank is survived by his brother Michael & wife Jody Bassett, sister Barbara & husband Bill Magnan and sister Kathy and husband Michael Passarella. He is also survived by nephews David, Matthew & Richard Bassett and Jeffrey Passarella. A grandnephew Jaxson Bassett. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Edward Cardinal Egan Clergy Pavilion, c/o Mary Lynch, 5655 Arlington Ave, Bronx, NY 10471. There will be a brief viewing at the pavilion from 9-10:30 am, with a Mass in the chapel at 10:30 on Friday, July 7, 2017. Fr. Frank will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY following the mass.

Published by The Journal News on Jul. 6, 2017.
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I’ve known Frank since I was in first grade in White Plains and he was the big brother of my friend. I haven’t seen him or his family for years, but I heard he was becoming a priest. He and his whole family were lovely people. His Czechoslovakian grandma was adorable and used to call me “punk.” I’m very sad to hear of this great loss. My sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.
Brigid Obrien
August 20, 2020
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Father Frank. I met Frank along time ago when he worked at the FAA. I was his secretary and he was the best boss ever! His cheesecakes were legendary and I loved when my birthday came up so I could pick whatever flavor I wanted. Father Frank was a true gentleman. Condolences to his family.
Brenda Kinder
August 13, 2017
So sad to hear about Father Frank...or just "Frank" to those of us that use to work with him during his career at the FAA. He was a very intelligent,, kind, and caring person. As someone else mentioned, he would make us our favorite cheesecake for our birthday. I have missed his friendly demeanor and disarming humor since he left to join the seminary. My sincere condolences to his relative and spiritual families...I'm sure he will continue to serve the Lord well!
Terry Dixon
August 2, 2017
Frank was a wonderful person and friend. I worked with him at the FAA in Washington DC. We attended his ceremony in New York when he became a priest. We were lucky to have known him. This is very upsetting news to all who knew him. Words cannot express the sadness in my heart.
Lois Conrader
August 1, 2017
Frank made the most delicious cheese cakes in the world. Rest in peace Father Frank. Robin West
Robin West
July 31, 2017
Rest in Peace Fr. Frank
Patrick & Cara Mahoney
July 11, 2017
Frank was a great guy and I enjoyed knowing him as a classmate at Dunwoodie.


Fr. Andrew Walter
Andrew Walter
July 7, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Reverend Frank W. Bassett. He brought so much to our lives both Spiritually and with His Friendship. He will be deeply missed. Our comfort is he is with the Lord.
Truly Loved and Missed,
Ron and JoAnn Brophy
Ron and JoAnn Brophy
July 7, 2017
So sorry to hear about Father Frank. He was a true friend. Always willing to help. A very holy priest. His homilies were very inspiring.
May condolences to the Bassett family.

Kathy Kissel
New Windsor, NY
July 7, 2017
Fr. Frank became a friend to us and our family many years ago when he was serving at Sacred Heart Parish in Newburgh, NY. As our parish priest, and later as our pastor at St. Mary's in Marlboro, we found his spirituality and love of the Eucharist inspiring. We all loved his humor, and Fr. Frank could tell a great story, too!
Spending time with Fr. Frank over these many years has been a blessing and a privilege. We will miss him.
Patti Bayack
July 6, 2017
To the Bassett family, I am very sorry about Fr. Frank. I knew him through his brother Michael and had many discussions with him and my deceased husband Clark many years ago. It's a deep loss.
Chris Brendler
May he rest in peace
July 6, 2017
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
July 6, 2017
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