Elizabeth M. (Gubala) Basinet
1924 – 2009
Putnam – Elizabeth M. (Gubala) Basinet, 84, of Mill St., died Monday, January 26, 2009 in Lanessa Extended Care in Webster, MA. She was the wife of Joseph Roland Basinet whom she married June 13, 1953 in St. Stanislaus Church. Her brother, the late Reverend Theodore Gubala performed the ceremony. Born in Meriden, CT, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Taylor) Gubala.
Mrs. Basinet was a graduate of Meriden High School and St. Joseph College in W. Hartford, CT. She was an English teacher for several years in Meriden. Later, she was administrative assistant to the president of the Watertown Bank in Watertown, MA. She went on to become the secretary of New England Camping Association in Waltham MA; secretary for Adirondack Camp in Glenbernie, NY; and Camp Secretary for the Fessenden School Day Camp in W. Newton, MA. Mrs. Basinet was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Putnam and Most Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret. She was a devoted mother to her five children.
In addition to her husband, Elizabeth leaves her children, Michelle Ruscito and her husband Frank, Claire Markow and her husband Peter, Elaine Peters and her husband Brian, Doreen Colburn and her husband David, and Matthew Basinet and his wife Nina; 8 grandchildren, Jim Colburn, Jacqueline Peters, Nicole Markow, Jessica Peters, Eric Markow, Katelyn Peters, Jack Roland Basinet, and Anna Rose Basinet. Elizabeth was predeceased by her brothers, Reverend Father Theodore Gubala, Jacob Gubala, and Joseph Gubala.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Elizabeth’s family from 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday January 31, 2009 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, with a Funeral Service at 2:00 pm in the Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date in Meriden, CT.