Suzanne Basham Obituary

Suzanne A. Basham
Suzanne A. Basham

January 26, 1944 - October 12, 2018
Born in Butler, PA
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Suzanne Allece Basham, 74, of Waterford, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018. Sue was surrounded by loved ones as she passed peacefully at St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven.

Sue was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania where she married her best friend and husband, Richard Basham. In 1977, they moved to Waterford where she taught kindergarten at Southwest School for many years, raised her family, and made many wonderful friends. Sue was an active member of the Niantic Community Church where she served on several boards and committees, including the committee forming the Memorial Garden where she will be interred.

Sue loved to spend time with her family - Leslie and Todd Crolius, of Old Lyme and Scott and Maryellen Basham, of Abington, MA. Her grandchildren Noah, Caroline, Jackson and Charlie were the light of her life. Beside her immediate family, Sue leaves behind her brother Jack Barkley of Butler, PA and his family.

Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 19, at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic. A memorial service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic. Interment will be privately held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sue’s memory to the Niantic Community Church Memorial Garden Fund, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357

Condolences may be shared on Suzanne’s memorial page at





Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Friday, October 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Service
Niantic Community Church
170 Pennsylvania Avenue
East Lyme, CT US 06333
Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 PM

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