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Carmela Basso Obituary

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Carmela Basso

Mt. Kisco, New York

August 21, 1917 - February 9, 2020

Carmela Basso Obituary

On February 9th, 2020, We said goodbye to an extraordinary Mother, Grandmother, and Friend. A legend, at 102 years old. A woman who possessed a deep faith, undeniable strength and great compassion. These traits allowed her to overcome tremendous personal tragedy and live a life of helping others with loving empathy. With her well-heralded talents, she gave back to friends' family and community and to those in need continually throughout her long life. Her loving family will cherish our time with her and our fond memories. She was always there for us whenever we needed absolutely anything, with a warm, loving, forgiving gigantic, heart. She personified unconditional love and taught us about that. She led an incredibly long and amazing life. We are so lucky to have had all of her undying love for all of these years. Our lives wont be the same without her, but we know she is at peace, now reunited with her husband and son, watching down over us. Well miss you and love you forever Nonna Carmela (Soda) Basso was born in Barile, Italy on August 21st, 1917. Her Parents were Ferdinando & Rosaria Soda. She had 7 brothers & sisters. She was the youngest and last surviving sibling. She studied sewing and pattern making and became an expert seamstress. She taught her skills and tutored her apprentices in Italy for several years. She was married to Primiano Basso after the second world war and had two children, Michael and Pia. They immigrated to the United States in the early 60s to be reunited with Primianos brother, Dan Basso, and sister, Frances DiSomma and Carmelas Sister Antonietta Tedone and their families. Primiano died suddenly 4 years after arriving in the US. In 1968, her son, Michael Basso, USMC, was killed in Vietnam. After overcoming these tragedies, she resolved to live life to its fullest with great love and sacrifice. She worked as a cook and housekeeper in the rectory at Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville for over 30 years and contributed greatly to that church community. She also attended The Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla and the St.Andrews Church In Hawthorne. Her other volunteer efforts included teaching knitting and crochet classes at The Clearview School, also sewing communion dresses for underprivileged children (over 100 per year), and regularly donating handmade dresses and hand-crocheted hats, scarves, ponchos, and blankets to those in need. She sewed hundreds of "heart pillows" for the patients in the heart surgery recovery unit at The Westchester Medical Center. She also shared her talents with The Armonk Players costume crew, The Hebrew Home in Valhalla, The Mount Pleasant Senior Citizens Center and Charter Schools in the South Bronx. She was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Hall Of Fame for her volunteerism in 2015. She is survived by her loving daughter, Pia (Basso) Haas, her beloved granddaughters, Jessica Haas, Jamie Haas (married to Adam Brown) and Emily Haas, their dad, Jonathan Haas, many nieces, nephews, and family members both in the US and in ITALY, and an innumerable list of devoted friends and neighbors.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Carmela Basso hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

On February 9th, 2020, We said goodbye to an extraordinary Mother, Grandmother, and Friend. A legend, at 102 years old. A woman who possessed a deep faith, undeniable strength and great compassion. These traits allowed her to overcome tremendous personal tragedy and live a life of helping others with loving empathy. With her well-heralded talents, she gave back to friends' family and community and to those in need continually throughout her long life. Her loving family will cherish our time with her and our fond memories. She was always there for us whenever we needed absolutely anything, with a warm, loving, forgiving gigantic, heart. She personified unconditional love and taught us about that. She led an incredibly long and amazing life. We are so lucky to have had all of her undying love for all of these years. Our lives wont be the same without her, but we know she is at peace, now reunited with her husband and son, watching down over us. Well miss you and love you forever Nonna Carmela (Soda) Basso was born in Barile, Italy on August 21st, 1917. Her Parents were Ferdinando & Rosaria Soda. She had 7 brothers & sisters. She was the youngest and last surviving sibling. She studied sewing and pattern making and became an expert seamstress. She taught her skills and tutored her apprentices in Italy for several years. She was married to Primiano Basso after the second world war and had two children, Michael and Pia. They immigrated to the United States in the early 60s to be reunited with Primianos brother, Dan Basso, and sister, Frances DiSomma and Carmelas Sister Antonietta Tedone and their families. Primiano died suddenly 4 years after arriving in the US. In 1968, her son, Michael Basso, USMC, was killed in Vietnam. After overcoming these tragedies, she resolved to live life to its fullest with great love and sacrifice. She worked as a cook and housekeeper in the rectory at Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville for over 30 years and contributed greatly to that church community. She also attended The Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla and the St.Andrews Church In Hawthorne. Her other volunteer efforts included teaching knitting and crochet classes at The Clearview School, also sewing communion dresses for underprivileged children (over 100 per year), and regularly donating handmade dresses and hand-crocheted hats, scarves, ponchos, and blankets to those in need. She sewed hundreds of "heart pillows" for the patients in the heart surgery recovery unit at The Westchester Medical Center. She also shared her talents with The Armonk Players costume crew, The Hebrew Home in Valhalla, The Mount Pleasant Senior Citizens Center and Charter Schools in the South Bronx. She was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Hall Of Fame for her volunteerism in 2015. She is survived by her loving daughter, Pia (Basso) Haas, her beloved granddaughters, Jessica Haas, Jamie Haas (married to Adam Brown) and Emily Haas, their dad, Jonathan Haas, many nieces, nephews, and family members both in the US and in ITALY, and an innumerable list of devoted friends and neighbors.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Carmela Basso hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

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