Anthony "Tony" Joseph Basile
- October 21, 1923 - June 8, 2010
- Hopewell, Virginia
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“I was saddened to hear of your family's loss. Tony was always a favorite of mine. God Bless.
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy BLaha - VA
“To: Linda Harris and Family
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Ben and Esther
2 of 7 | Posted by: Esther and Benjamin Sessoms, Sr - VA
“Uncle Tony, you will be missed.You had a big influence in my life growing up. I cherish the memories of the visits we made here to Virginia as kids...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jeanne Bailey - Niece
“Mrs. Millie & Mrs. Harris: My prayers will be that God will give you strength as you moarn the loss of your husband & father; but yet,...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mayor Brenda S. Pelham
My first memory of your dad was back in 1957. I was 15 years old and had never had a barbershop haircut because my dad had always cut my...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kenn Ballowe - Dallas, TX
We were so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I know Joe had to be on the welcoming committee to greet Tony! We will miss him and his...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Steve & Karen Horner - Smithfield, VA
“May you find comfort in knowing Tony touched the lives of so many others and gave them the gift of very happy memories.
Almentine, Vicki, and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Almentine, Vicki, and Fred - VA
Anthony Joseph “Tony” Basile, a life long resident of Hopewell, VA, passed away June 8, 2010.
He was born October 21, 1923, to the late Pasquale and Maria Sebastiano Basile, Italian immigrants.
Tony was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Basile, Sisters, Christine “Lena” Rose and Mary McCann. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Mildred Bailey Basile; Daughters and their spouses: Janet Beaudet, (Dick), Linda Harris, (Bill); Grandchildren: Joe Beaudet (Debra), Tom Beaudet (Debbie), Mike Beaudet (Beth), Rick Beaudet (Mona), BJ Harris (Aja), Rebekah Harris/Simunek (Chris); Beaudet Great Grand Children: Kristine, Allison, Nick, Christopher, Alec, Karena, Austin, Matthew, Laura, Jessica and Katelyn; Great Great Grandchild Mackenzie; Nephews: Gary Wayne Rose, John Basile; Niece: Maria Grant; and numerous other family members and cherished friends.
He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Traditional Catholic Church. He will be remembered for building the church’s altar railing at the request of the late Father Terry Marks. He was a Fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Tony was a veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre at Guadalcanal and Bouganville.
He was a member of Jacob J. Pearson, Post 637, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Known as “Tony the Barber”, he began his profession at age 10 in his father’s barbershop which was one of the longest existing businesses in Hopewell and continued his career 71 years, (1932-2003). He made home visits and hospital/nursing home visits on his day off giving free haircuts to sick and elderly clients.
Tony helped initiate Appomattox Cemetery Beautification Committee and served as chairman for many years.
As one of the initial members of the Hopewell Preservation, Inc. He fought to preserve the Beacon Theater and Mallonee School. He was a life member of Historic Hopewell and a charter member of the Hopewell Twining Association.
The family will receive friends at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th. Ave. Hopewell, VA 23860, on Friday June 11, 2010 beginning with a Rosary from 7-7:30 PM followed by visitation until 9:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held Saturday June 12, 2010, at 10: 00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 5217 Futura Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231 with Father Pieroni officiating. Interment will follow at Appomattox Cemetery on 21st Ave., Hopewell, VA. Condolences may be registered at: www.nelsencares.com