Obituary : William G. Bassett
William Goward Bassett died Sunday, June 22, in Easton after a brief illness. He was born April 22, 1917 in Stoughton, the son of William Nelson and Maina Ellen (Neale) Bassett, and graduated from Stoughton High School in 1934.
In 1941 he married Tufelia "Tee" Mazukina of Bridgewater and moved into their new Home in South Easton. He worked for rubber companies during the war effort and shortly thereafter joined the George Knight Company in Brockton as purchasing agent until his retirement in 1985.
Bill joined the Boy Scout program in 1929, earned countless scout badges, was named an Eagle Scout and served as Scout Master in Easton and Camp Squanto in Carver. He was vice president of the Executive Board of the Old Colony Council, and was awarded many prestigious scouting citations, including his induction into the New England Scouting Hall of Fame in 2006.
Mr. Bassett served as a member of the Easton Board of Appeals from 1953 to 1992, and was a past officer of the Unity Church in North Easton.
He and his family enjoyed camping trips covering all 50 states, summer vacations on Martha's Vineyard and trips to Europe.
Throughout the years Bill photographed every family and scouting event and faithfully labeled and scrapbooked them. Other hobbies included surf fishing, boating, and landscaping and maintaining his Easton and Martha's Vineyard homes.
Surviving him is Tee, his wife of 66 years; a son, Geoffrey W., and his wife, Patricia (Butler) Bassett, of Easton; a daughter, Bonnie E. Healy, and husband, Leonard, of Whiting, Maine; a granddaughter, Kathleen M. (Bassett) Young, and husband, Gary, and their children, Shannon, Bryan, Christopher and Jeffrey; and great-grandson Tyler Bassett and his mother, Vickie (Guerreiro) Bassett, all of Easton, and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was pre-deceased by a grandson, Geoffrey W. Bassett, Jr.; an infant brother, Theodore Bassett; and brother Gordon W. "Bob" Bassett of Edgartown.
Visiting hours were Tuesday, June 24, at the Kane Funeral in Easton. In lieu of flowers donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. 02472. Burial arrangements were private.