Visitation 4/27 4-7pm
Rosemary Bassett, 68, of Inverness, Florida passed away on February 9, 2015 at the HPH Hospice in Lecanto, Florida. She courageously battled ALS and was always able to smile despite her affliction. Giving a thumbs up was her sign that all was ok with her.
She was born February 22, 1946 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to the late Anthony and Rose (Harrigan) Terentz. Rose was preceded in death by her sister Agnes Zimmerman.
Rosemary is survived by her husband of 49 years and best friend Eugene Bassett of Inverness, Florida; sons Eugene Bassett and his wife Lisa of Derry, New Hampshire and Eric Bassett of Inverness, Florida; daughters Stacey Butler and her husband Paul of Danvers, Massachusetts and Kim Bassett of Beverly, Massachusetts. Grandchildren Alison Butler, Chris Butler, Corey Bassett, Eugene Bassett, and Lindsey Bassett. In addition she is survived by several nieces and nephews including nephews Richard Zimmerman and Jeffery Zimmerman and a niece Sharon Klepchick.
They married in November 26, 1966 and raised four children in Danvers, Massachusetts where they resided for 27 years before moving to Inverness, Florida in 2008.
Rosemary, upon her retirement, was a member of Crackers Quilters in Inverness. She made many quilts which adorn the house. Her favorite quilt was the one made and signed by her Crackers Quilters group. She was also an avid reader. A frequent visitor, 64 times, of Walt Disney World. Rosie's house was enriched with numerous Disney decorations. Rosemary was also a fan of Barry Manilow and Jon Bon Jovi.
Rosemary is and will be deeply missed. Visiting hours for friends and relatives will be on Monday, April 27th from 4:00-7:00pm.
In lieu of flowers pleas consider a donation to HPH Hospice 2939 W. Gulf-to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, Fl. 34461