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Howard J. Bassett

Born: Sat., Dec. 8, 1956
Died: Mon., Mar. 29, 2021


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 06, 2021
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Tue., Apr. 06, 2021
Location: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

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Howard J. Bassett 64, also known as ‘Kempee’ or ‘Humble Howard’ of Osceola, NY passed away unexpectedly Monday March 29, 2021 at Oneida HealthCare Center after a brief illness. He was born Dec 08, 1956 in Hamilton, NY a son of Clinton & Bernice Tallman Bassett and was a graduate of Madison Central School. For the past 25 years he had been an operator with Barrett Paving Materials. Previously he had owned and operated H. Bassett Trucking, Madison, NY and had previously worked for Bus Industries, Town of Osceola and JK Tobin Construction among others. He was a devoted member of the S.A.L. Kelley-Phillips American Legion Post #569, Oriskany Falls, NY. Howard enjoyed riding his Harley, working on automotive repair and loved people. He especially enjoyed having a beer and ‘Better Vision’ with his friends. In 1992, he married the former Ramona 'Mona' Currier in Madison, NY.  They have lived in Osceola since 1993.
Surviving besides his wife, Ramona are six sisters, Sandy & Len Sonia, Linda & Ben Butler, Cindy & Ike Kerr, Tina & Jim Eisenhut, Tammy Jasek, Lori & Gene Massey, three brothers, Dick & Sharon Bassett, Bobby Bassett and Tom & Dorothy Bassett and several nieces & nephews. He is also survived by an ‘adopted son’, Dennis Lamunion, his mother and father-in- law, Ralph & Carmela Currier, his brothers and sisters in law, Mary & Rick Wannyn, William Currier and Ginny Churchill, Tina Currier and his ‘favorite sister-in- law’, Marsha Currier along with his fur babies, Blade and Lady Calla Bassett and a special thanks to Gary ‘Board’ Card for always being there for Howard. Besides his parents, Howard was predeceased by two brothers, William and Clinton Bassett and two nephews, Jesse and Michael.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 10:00am until noon from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY. Graveside services will be held Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 2021 at 2:00pm at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gregory Road, Osceola, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Redfield Vol. Fire Dept.,

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Moose and Penny Emerson
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Mona, so sorry to hear of Howies passing. Sending hugs and prayers your way❤️

Kathleen Piersall-Wicks
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Mona so very sorry for your loss, prayers for you and the rest of the family.Will be thinking about you. Mark and I always liked his company.

Cheryl Brady
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Mona and family, so very sad to hear the passing of our Howie. He was a pleasure to work with. Will miss sneaking him his cup of coffee when we worked together. Forever his Barrett sister.

Cheryl Brady

   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Mona, prayers are with you today and always, having Howie in our lives has been a great blessing. lets take comfort, in all the happy moments.

Ida Fox
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Mona, we are so sorry about the passing of Howard. He was a good friend of ours. Our thoughts and prayers are with and and the family.


Bucky & Ida Fox

D2 & Sherry Williamson
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Prayers and great memories are how we remember Howie . May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences. Mona and family you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. Rest in Peace Howie .

Lou Mercier
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves memories no one can steal...Rest in peace my friend.

Jim Baldwin
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
I am Sorry for your loss. Howie will be missed by all. I enjoyed my time working with him back in my Barrett days and I always looked forward to stopping by the house the years after. He always welcomed me and his friendship will never be forgotten. RIP Howie

Jim Baldwin

Pamela Dygert
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021

Nothing but Sunshine was sent by PAUL and PAM DYGERT.

Ashley Crane-Bassett
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021

Guiding Light Centerpiece was sent by Joseph and Ashley Bassett.

Wishing you positive thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will miss you truly and think of you often. Love, Joseph and Ashley Bassett

Ingrid R Aldrich
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this. Please except my sincere sympathy and let me know if there is anything I can do.

Fran & Anatole Pivovonsky
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
Dear Mona - We are so very sorry for your loss. We were stunned and devastated to hear of Howie's passing. Gone from us too soon. Sending prayers for strength, peace, and comfort. We love you and wish we could be there to hug you and support you. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers.

Colleen and Bob Stanley
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
Mona and family

Sorry for the loss of Howie He was an outstanding man and we so enjoyed having to have meet you both. He was always there with smile and full of laughter. He will always be with you all in thought and love. We will surely miss him alot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bob and Colleen93

Carol Jordan
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
Dear Mona, Sorry to hear about the passing of Howie. Loss tract when you moved away, but thought of you . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time. Always, Carol.

Corey and Kelly Baker
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
Mona are thoughts and prayers are with you. Howie was a great friend and was always fun to be around,especially when he came back to O'Falls legion. We will miss him, may he RIP.

John Power
   Posted Fri April 02, 2021
Mona and Family,

Nothing that I can say about Howie hasn't already been said. Like all of us he had his faults, but his HEART by far overshadowed them all! I was blessed to have met him and honored to call him my friend. I'm so glad that I stopped by last summer on my way to camp and chatted with him in the shop. Someday I will have a beer with my my dear friend again!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Bassett family.

RIP Howie

Bill and Amy Kornberger
   Posted Sat April 03, 2021
Shocked and saddened to hear of Howie’s passing. One of the first Osceola neighbors and friends we met! A huge heart and big smile. Mona and family our prayers are with you all. RIP Howie. Ride on.

Quinn Lewis
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
Mona So sorry to hear about Howie and you take care of yourself.

Cullen gorden
   Posted Mon April 05, 2021
Mona and family
So sorry for your loss. Howie was a great man. I always enjoyed working with him he taught me so much about rolling. He always gave me advice and pointers and made me so much better. He will be missed for sure.

robert McNamara
   Posted Tue April 06, 2021
mona--my condolences--Howie was a kind and gentle soul.rip my friend--bob mac

Kathleen Gallo
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
To Mona and all those who loved him - I am so sorry for your loss. Howie was a good man, and he was a gentleman. Another brilliant star shining in the heavens.....

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