Home  | About  | Contact

Joseph E. Basilio

Born: Wed., Sep. 24, 1952
Died: Sun., Sep. 29, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Oct. 04, 2019
Location: Sacred Heart

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 04, 2019
Location: Sacred Heart

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

Joseph E. (Joe) Basilio age 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Oxford, Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Born in West Chester, PA, he became a resident of Kennett Square when his family relocated to the home he was raised in by his parents, the late Anthony N. Basilio, Sr. and Mary R. Mozzani.  Joe became an Oxford resident upon his marriage in 1980 and remained so until his passing.  Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Jean of 39 years, two brothers, James and his wife Linda of Swarthmore; Anthony (Tony), of Kennett Square; two sisters, Marie Phillips and her husband Roger of Alburtis; a sister Carol; a brother-in-law, Matthew McBride and his wife Beth of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Mary Plumley of Kennett Square; a sister-in-law, Christine Hojnacki and her husband Stephen of Downingtown and a brother-in-law Andrew McBride and his wife Jennifer of Landenberg.   Joe is also survived by several aunts and uncles, cousins, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nephews and a grand niece, all whom he loved and valued as part of his life.  Joe put his faith in to practice and was a very kind and loving person, who had nothing but good in his heart and possessed the desire to help his fellow man with the talents God gave him.  He had a giving and forgiving heart and showed nothing but love and kindness for anyone he met.  He called everyone friend and had a talent for making people feel at ease.  Joe loved animals and had a special place in his heart for his pet cats and helped ease the struggle of several neighborhood kitties, some of whom he helped find forever homes.  He also liked to take care of his winged friends and enjoyed watching their antics at the feeder.  Joe liked to garden and derived pleasure creating many beautiful flower beds for which he received numerous compliments. Our loss can be tempered by the knowledge that Joe was called by God to his eternal reward in Heaven and the hope that we will all one day be reunited with him when God calls us home at the appointed hour. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, located at 203 Church Road, Oxford, PA  19363, with Internment immediately after.   

  View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Russ and Kathy Kilmer
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
Joe was one of the kindest cousins...always happy...always with a memory to share and always had a minute to chat. He loved minutia and shared many recollections from the past especially those including my father. After our conversations I came away with my spirits lifted and a happy heart filled with warm memories.
Jeannie I'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you Joe for remembering,

Michael J Conner
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
Sorry hearing of cousin Joe passing. I would see him around town always had a funny story and time to talk. 1st thing he always ask was how was Mom and the family. He had great love for his family with his stories he told. Be at peace knowing he is in heaven today with the Basilio family. RIP Joe

Regina Fieni Lafferty
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
Joe was a friend first and a cousin next. He always had something interesting to say and had a unique view on life which was kinder and slow down and enjoy what is right in front of you. I remember playing outside with him and his kindness. He will be missed.
Cousin Jeannie Fieni Lafferty

Rhonda DeCarlo
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
Joe was a good soul. Always kind & friendly. My deepest sympathies to Jeannie & the Basilio family.

Rhonda DeCarlo & Fran Forte

   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
Dear Jeannie, Joe's death is unbelievable. He was so sweet and kind and usually greeted me with "Hey Cuz". I guess he became all that God wanted him to be. It was over too fast but he left memories for all of the members of his family.
So sorry.
Nik and Ronnie

shanna kilmer hecker
   Posted Thu October 03, 2019
So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Image: Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Copyright © 2020 Ruffenach Family Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |