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Thomas Benton Basore, Jr.
Thomas Benton Basore Jr, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach, Florida with his daughter and his wife by his side holding his hands.
Born in Hagerstown, MD on July 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Thomas Benton Basore Sr., and Margaret Constantina Davalos Basore.
Tom, fondly known as Tommy to his family and Thomas or Tom in industry, fully embraced life contributing his all for his family and the community. He was passionate about his nation, patriotism, and his service to the nation in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He never met a stranger and all know him for his engaging conversation and global experiences and life. Professionally he is renowned in the global printing community and passionate about his nautical life which included sailing, transatlantic voyages, and role in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years: Irene Lavallee Basore; former wife of 43 years: Jean Harris Basore; daughter: Allyn Jean Basore and her children Nicole J. Izquierdo and Caroline S. LaRochelle; son: Darren Thomas Basore, his wife Carole Louise, and their son Anthony Basore; 3 great grandchildren and 4th on the way; sister: Margret Basore Perry; sister: Lucy Geneva Basore Birkemeier
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister Cheryl Basore Webb.
In Fernandina Beach, Florida- Services will be at 5:00 pm (Tom says time 1700) on Friday, January 15, 2021 at St. Michaels Catholic Church with Father Jose Kallukalam, Celebrant.
Attendance is encouraged either in person at the church or virtual live broadcast: https://stmichaelscatholic.com and click on the icon for Live Mass Streaming from the home page.
He will be laid to rest at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Attendance is encouraged either in person at the site (tent and chairs) or virtual live broadcast: * virtual link https:// NOTE: TBD
Please fly our United States Flag in memory of Tom and/or donate to a patriotic organization of your choice. Flowers given in memory of Tom are most welcome at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pat Massing Hall January 7, 2021
My heart goes out to you Irene. Tom was so much fun and the best neighbor ever to the Massing Family.
Bob Weintraub January 7, 2021
Tom was a friend and supporter of environmental causes. He was president of the Men�s Newcomers Club 2005-2006. We will miss him at our meetings.
Margo Story January 7, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family��.may the perpetual light shine upon Tom.
George Jones January 7, 2021
Tom was a real friend. We had coffee in the mornings with a few other friends and ate lunch together from time to time. Tom and I rode our motor scooters together sometimes. He use to joke and say we were a couple of old men trying to be kids again. I�m really going to miss him.
Judy Davis January 7, 2021
Dear Irene, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. He was a person who loved life and never met a stranger! Sincere condolences to you and your family. Praying for you at this difficult time.
Shirley Basore Powell January 7, 2021
Love and prayers. We enjoyed a wonderful visit a few years back. RIP cousin Tom.
Early McCall January 7, 2021
Irene, I just found out about Tom�s passing today at noon. I am so sorry to hear that he has left us here on this earth. I will be praying for him and for your full recovery. Tom was such an interesting character and I was very fond my many talks with him.
Michael Stinebaugh January 8, 2021
I�m so sorry for the loss of Tom Basore. Please accept my sympathy. It was wonderful to have him in my life as cousins. I wanted to let you know that my thoughts are still with you and they always will be.
Jackie Gray January 8, 2021
Neal and I are so sorry for your loss but know that Tom is now in heaven and smiling down at us!
Bill Kester January 8, 2021
Those of us who worked with Tom 30 years ago remember him as a person who very much enjoyed life and other people. His family and friends will remember Tom as they share memories and stories about how he lived his life and how very much he meant to them. May they also know the deep sympathy and concern his former colleagues feel for them at this difficult time in their lives.
Kate and Thom Martin January 8, 2021
Kate and I will truely miss Tom . Tom and I grew up together and shared alot of great times. The memories will always be with us.
Deb Keefe January 8, 2021
My thoughts, love, and prayers go out to Irene, Allyn, and his family. He always wanting to make sure I had an enjoyable time while visiting.
May he rest easy and smile down on you.
Jim Mahan January 8, 2021
I am grateful Uncle Tom had you by his side as many years as he did. Of all my Uncles, he was the only one I ever truly connected with. He introduced me and taught me how to sail � something I have passed on to my own son. When I was just 16, he was happy to explore wide ranging issues in conversation � treating me more as an adult than the boy I was at the time.
Because I also knew him as an adult, I learned just how valuable having forgiveness and reserving judgement can be. Experiencing this first hand has served to strengthen my faith and will be remembered the rest of my life.
I know you are already missing him and I pray for Christ�s comfort during this time of mourning.
Gary Turner January 8, 2021
My sincere condolences go to the Basore family. Tom was a wonderful fellow and I had the privilege of knowing him for over 40 years. My prayers and thoughts are with you and please know that all his friends at DuPont will miss him greatly. He was one in a million.
Joe Murphy January 8, 2021
A dear friend who will be greatly missed. Enjoyed many long conversations about his boating career and his love of this country.
Bill Gower January 8, 2021
I saw Tom at a FBHS basketball game in December. We both love basketball. We had a great conversation and he seemed in good spirits as usual. I will miss seeing him all over the community. Tom�s passing is such a shock and loss to so many. We will pray for Irene & Family during this most difficult time. Such a wonderful person.
Peter Deane January 8, 2021
Both Tom and Irene sang in the choir for a time at Amelia Plantation Chapel where I�m Organist and I got to know Tom. He had a great, friendly, outgoing , funny and sometimes hilarious personality which I enjoyed .We would meet, not planned , at Ops Pizza along with Irene .They would invite me to sit with them or I would invite them to sit with me depending on who got there.first . I will miss you , my friend. To Irene and the entire family, my deepest sympathy ????
Jim Stevenson January 8, 2021
I see Tom sitting across the table from me at Bible study at Amelia Chapel. He was always a contributor. He will be missed.
Pat Baker January 8, 2021
I just knew Tom from the choir at the Chapel. My deepest sympathies to Irene and your family.
Sewell Harlin January 9, 2021
Irene, Tom and I related because of our backgrounds with Du Pont and Washington, D.C Associations. But our closest tie was our Wednesday Watchmen breakfast prayer group, he will be missed.
Don Hughes January 9, 2021
I enjoyed being Tom�s companion at the Pirate basketball games over the past several years. We had a lot of cheap dinners (hot dogs) and a lot of fun cheering on the Pirate Boys and Girls basketball teams. One memorable game was a road trip to Bolles when the Lady Pirates defeated Bolles to advance in the playoffs. The Pirates probably won a few games because of Tom�s bleacher coaching. Our breakfast/lunch meetings each month usually resulted in political discussions or resolving the problems in our community or the world. We were not great at this because our perspectives were quite different, but that was okay, most of the time. We were friends and accepted each other for who we were, even if we were not always on the same page. I will miss you as will many others. RIP and God bless you and your family members,
Mike & Marlene Breitenstein January 10, 2021
Tom and I met at the McCall Corp. in Dayton Ohio in 1958. We remained good friends for the next 60+ years. We had many great conversations remembering the �old days� He was a warm, kind hearted, fun loving and wonderful person and he will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Irene and family and all his friends. Rest in Peace old friend.
Judith & Mike Burgstein January 10, 2021
We lost one of the Best but we will never forget him. Our condolences go to Irene, to Toms daughter and her daughters. Tom,s friends in Latin America remember him fondly and will include him in their prayers
Joan Sass January 11, 2021
Irene so sorry to hear about your dear husband & best friend�s passing. Holding you up in prayers. Joni Sass
Doug Park January 11, 2021
Tom made working with the Web Offset Association a lot easier through his friendly leadership,and it was my pleasure to work with him for many years. He will be missed by many in the Printing Industry.
Janice Rauzon January 11, 2021
Irene my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I understand the void you feel and my heart goes out to you my friend. Losing our partner is hard however with Faith, Family and Friends we gain strength through the love and prayers that are sent your way. Love you Irene, Janice
Molly Massing January 12, 2021
Love and hugs to you and your family! We always considered you both as part of the Massing clan! Tom will truly be missed!
Ginny White January 12, 2021
Sending love to you, Irene, at this unexpected, very sad news.
Marie and Bob Adolph January 13, 2021
We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend Tom. We will miss his kindness, sense of humor and caring for others. To irene and all of Tom�s family, we extend our deepest sympathy. He will not be forgotten.