Vincent Basciano

Obituary of Vincent Basciano

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Vincent “Jim” Basciano, 68, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away. Born November 19, 1948, Jim grew up in the Bronx and eventually moved to Budd Lake, where he spent the next 32 years raising a family. Jim worked in the maintenance department for New York City Housing for many years before retiring in April 2012.

 

A longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Jim spent his days devoted to the church and his big Italian family. Jim was an avid sports fan, rooting for the New York Giants and the New Jersey Devils, but his heart belonged to the New York Yankees. When he wasn’t cheering for Jeter, Jim enjoyed landscaping and gardening around his home. Vacations were often spent at the beach. Whether it was with his delicious grilling in the backyard, impromptu piña coladas by the pool, or pasta Sundays, Jim jumped at every chance to bring his family together. Above all, Jim loved to splash around in the pool with his beloved granddaughter, Talia Grace, and counted down the days until it was finally warm enough to do so.

 

Together 40 years, Jim is survived by his wife, Theresa Basciano, whom he was married to for 37 years. Jim is also survived by his children, Vinnie Basciano and wife Serena, Michelle Basciano and fiancé Kevin Peirsel, Christopher Basciano and wife Christina, and Michael Basciano, and granddaughter, Talia. Jim is also survived by brothers Jerry and Michael Basciano, their wives, Lorraine and Kathy, his sister-in-law, Antoinette, his mother-in-law, Eleanor Riley, and his many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Grace, and his brothers, Dominic and Joe.

 

A Celebration of Jim’s Life will include a visitation on Wednesday, May 31 from 4pm to 8pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090.  A 10:30am funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1 at St. Jude Parish in Budd Lake, NJ. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cancer Research Institute by visiting www.cancerresearch.org or calling 1-800-992-2623.


Memorial donations may also be made to the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey (HANJ) by visiting www.hanj.com or calling 732-249-6000.
 


Memorial donations may also be made to the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey (HANJ) by visiting www.hanj.com or calling 732-249-6000.