Donat Basque

Obituary of Donat J. Basque

Donat (Frenchy) Basque, age 99 3/4, of Trumbull, beloved husband of the late Gertrude Tesch Basque, died on Saturday, November 26, 2005. Born in Tracadie, NB, Canada on March 15, 1906, he retired from the Bridgeport Brass Co. after 40 years of service. Mr. Basque was a member of the Bridgeport Brass Quarter Century Club, the Franco American Club and volunteered as a civil defense airplane spotter during WW II. His favorite hobby was helping his family and friends.

Survivors include seven children, two daughters, Patricia Basque and Geraldine Cirella, five sons, John, Richard, Theodore, Kenneth and David Basque, 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Leonard Basque. Donat will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather, and a man of high morals and principles and someone who was extremely proud of his family. 

Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday November 30, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull and at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday morning after 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 607 Main Ave., Norwalk CT, 06851.

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