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Clarence "Buzz" L. Basiliere

July 29, 1926
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Clarence “Buzz” L. Basiliere

Clarence “Buzz” L. Basiliere, a longtime resident of Tilton died suddenly at his home, Saturday,  February 24, 2018.

He was 91 years of age.  Buzz was born in Lynn, MA, July 29, 1926, son of Clarence and Mary (Comeau) Basiliere. Buzz moved from Lynn to Saugus in the fifties, living there until he retired.  He and his family enjoyed their summers at Silver Lake in Tilton since 1969, moving there permanently in 1990. He was employed for several years in the leather industry.   He later retired in 1990 from W. S. Haynes Company in Boston, a maker of custom flutes where he was employed as a foreman for 14 years.   Buzz was a long time communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton and was a life time  member of the Knights of Columbus, Council # 11868.

Buzz enjoyed life to its fullest and enjoyed time spent as a longtime Eucharistic Minister of the Assumption Church. Over the years he enjoyed camping, in a tent mind you!!! He was often seen doing this and that at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton, owned by his son and daughter in law.  Buzz enjoyed the challenge of cribbage while a member of the Tilton Senior Center, where he spent time with his many friends.   He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Genevieve V. (Deveau) , May 16, 2013.

He leaves, his son, John H. Basiliere and his wife Patricia “Trish” of Tilton.

Grand and great-grandchildren, generational nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel Parish, 16 Chestnut St., Tilton, 03276.    

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Clarence Basiliere’s name to the Food Pantry of the Assumption Church, C/O St. Gabriel Parish, P. O. Box 490, Franklin, NH 03235-0490.

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