Deacon Richard J. Basso, age 87, died on March 11, 2018. He was born in Central Islip, N.Y. where he received his Sacraments to include his marriage to his wife, Margaret, who proceeded him in death (March 20, 2016). Deacon Dick Basso was a teacher by trade and ordained on February 20, 1988 for the Diocese of Orlando and assigned to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Cocoa where he served for 30 years.
Deacon Dick Basso leaves behind nine children (Kathryn, Emma, Barbara, Richard, Jr., Robert, Anne, Patricia, Rose & Mary). A visitation service is scheduled for March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated March 20 11:00 a.m.
Both services will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
5135 N US Hwy 1
Cocoa, Florida 32927