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Roland Bassett

Roland J. Bassett

Wednesday January 21, 1931 - Monday December 31, 2018
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Northborough
Roland J. Bassett, 87, a longtime resident of Northborough and husband of 62 years to Anne E. (Hanson) Bassett, passed away at Framingham Union Hospital on December 31, 2018. Roland was born in Marlborough, a son to the late George and Julia (Stone) Bassett. He was a 1949 graduate of Marlborough High School. In 1952 Roland was called to serve his country. After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1954 he worked as a machinist at Fenwall Corp, General Scanning, and Honeywell prior to forming the Olympic Manufacturing Co, a prototype machine shop which he partnered in the operation of for over 20 years.
Roland found enjoyment in outdoor sports such as hunting, fishing, clamming, and camping. He was well known for his quick wit. He was a proud member of the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 and was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Parish.
Besides his beloved wife, Anne, Roland is survived by their children, Jeanne Kowal of Berlin, Mary Walter of Southborough, Paula Kapurch of Northborough, and Roland Bassett, Jr. of Worcester; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Roland also leaves his brother, Robert Bassett of Parish, FL and Lorraine Maroney of Kittery, Maine. Roland and Anne’s daughter, Cynthia Bassett and their grandson, Kevin Bassett, as well as Roland’s sister, Marie Mullen, preceded him in death.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, January 10th, from 5-7pm at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. A funeral will be held at 11am on Friday, January 11th, at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main Street, Northborough. To share a condolence please visit www.HaysFuneralHome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday January 10, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Hays Funeral Home
    Address
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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  • Memorial Funeral Mass

    Friday January 11, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Rose of Lima Parish
    Address
    244 W. Main St.
    Northborough, MA 01532
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father James Houston
  • Interment

    Friday January 11, 2019 |
    When
    Friday January 11, 2019
    Location
    Howard Street Cemetery
    Address
    Howard Street
    Northborough, Massachusetts 01532
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Posted at 09:48am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Rob & Mel
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Sent with love and remembrance, Patti, Fred, Lynne, Dawn, Sherry and Ron.
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Cheryl Mullen

Posted at 06:42pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to the family. Losing a loved one is never easy so I hope you find comfort in your memories. He will always be in your heart. Cheryl Mullen
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James

Posted at 03:05pm
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May our Heavenly Father Jehovah strengthen you with His promise to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) May His promises also comfort you during this difficult time.
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