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Jeanne Bassett, 83, Of Danbury

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DANBURY, Conn. – Jeanne Theresa Bassett, of Danbury, died Jan. 6 at Danbury Hospital. She was 83.

Bassett was born April 16, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Joseph F. and Estelle Knortz Weber. She graduated from Girls Commercial High School and worked in secretarial positions, most notably five years for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

She then married Jack R. Bassett, a U.S. Marine, in 1954. She traveled across the country and lived in various states. Her daughter, Ellen, was born in Miami, while her son, Mark, was born in West Point, N.Y., before the family settled in Danbury in 1966.

Bassett was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Danbury. She volunteered for various groups throughout the years, including 19 years at Hancock Hall and Filosa's Convalescent Home.

She is survived by her husband; her daughter; her son; a son-in-law, Ernest Cote; her son’s partner, Diane Monhollan; and 19 nieces and nephews. Bassett was predeceased by two sisters, Grace Kirkwood Sakson and Jacqueline Occhiogrosso; and a brother, Robert Weber.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Green Funeral Home in Danbury. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

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