Springfield- Barbara Anne Bassett, 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on May 11, 2019. Born January 20, 1953 in Springfield to the late Francis J. and Helen R. (Donohue) Bassett, she graduated from the High School of Commerce in 1971. Barbara worked for over 10 years in the city clerk’s office and went on to work for the State of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance before retiring after over 30 years. She was an avid parishioner of Holy Family Church in Springfield and more recently a parishioner of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield. Barbara’s favorite pastime were her trips to Maine where she enjoyed the scenery and stargazing. Most of all Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren who were the light of her life. Barbara will be missed by all who knew her including her “other half” and life partner of 25 years, Robert Little; her daughter Deanna Crapps of Springfield, MA; her son Justin Crapps and Jessica Moody of Springfield, MA; her sister-cousin Gayle Gardner-McNeil of South Berwick, ME; and her grandchildren Cameron, Jaela, Jea, and Justine Crapps all of Springfield, MA; her close friends Linda Higgins, Mable Sharif, and Betty Green; as well as many extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Leon Bassett. Visiting hours for Barbara will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Rd, Springfield, MA 01129. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 beginning at 11am in The Christian Cathedral, 205 Eastern Ave, Springfield, MA 01109. The burial and internment will immediately follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St, Springfield, MA 01129. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the D’Amour Cancer Center, 3350 Main St, Springfield, MA 01107.
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