ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Clareen Bassani. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Joe Bassani on June 5, 2020
Dearest Clareen. It's been four years. I am so sorry.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ... I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life and ... I shall but love thee better after death."
Joe, Skwootch, Laverne, Smudge and Steffi.
Posted by Joe Bassani on May 10, 2020
Hi Sweetie
Happy Mother's Day. The cemetery has been closed for a while because of the virus so I haven't been able to come see you. But today it was open and lots of people were there. Don't know if it will remain open but I'll try again next week. Skwootch, Laverne, Smudge and Steffi send their love. I will always love you, Sweetie.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 29, 2020
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie.
Today is our real 7th anniversary.
You thought this was the ideal day to get married. I thought it was good because it saved on anniversary presents.
Love You Always.
Joe, Smudge & Steffi, Skwootch and Laverne.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 14, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day
The flowers I left on your birthday are still in good shape - they're frozen.
Love Always, Sweetie.
Joe, Smudge and Steffi, Skwootch and Laverne.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 1, 2020
Happy Birthday, Sweetie.
Hugs and Kisses.
Love you always.
Joe, Smudge and Steffi, Skwootch and Laverne.
Posted by Lois Tylutki on February 1, 2020
Always thinking about you and missing you so much. Happy Birthday dear cousin.
Posted by Joe Bassani on December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas Sweetie
I miss you so much. Love Always.
From Skwootch & Laverne, SMUDGE & Steffi, all the outside critters
and Me.
Posted by Joe Bassani on June 5, 2019
Today is your Third Anniversary in Heaven. I miss you every day. I will love you always. Much Love from Joe, Smudge, Steffi, Skwootch, Janey and LaVerne.
Posted by Joe Bassani on May 12, 2019
Happy Mother's Day, Sweetie, from all of us - Joe, Smudge, Steffi, Skwootch, Janey and LaVerne and the deer that visited us the other day.
Love you always.
Posted by Joe Bassani on March 1, 2019
Our cute little Rosie is with you now, Sweetie.
Take good care of her.
Love you.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 28, 2019
Today would be our 27th wedding anniversary.
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie.
Love you and miss you.
Joe
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day
We got engaged on this day in 1991. It seems like a long time ago but the time went by fast.
You'll forever be my Valentine.
Love Always.
Joe and Smudge and Steffi and Skwootch, Rosie, Janey and LaVerne.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 1, 2019
Dear Sweet Clareen
Happy Birthday. You are missed every minute of every day. Love You Always. 
Joe, Smudge and Steffi and Skwootch, Rosie, Janey and LaVerne.
Posted by Lois Tylutki on February 1, 2019
Happy Birthday...always thinking about you....miss you.
Posted by Joe Bassani on December 25, 2018
Dearest Clareen
Merry Christmas. You were a wonderful person. You were always in an up beat mood. You never had a bad word for anyone. I miss you so much.
Love and Kisses from Joe, Skwootch, Rosie, Janie, LaVerne, Smudge and Steffi.
Posted by Joe Bassani on June 5, 2018
June 5, 2018
Today marks your 2nd year in Heaven, Sweetie. You are missed every minute of every day. I will love you always. Love, Smudge, Steffie, Skwootch, Rosie, Janey, Laverne and Me.
Posted by Joe Bassani on May 13, 2018
Dear Clareen,
Happy Mother's Day.
Love from all of us: Joe, Smudge, Steffi, Skwootch, Rosie, Janey, Blackie and all the outside critters.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 28, 2018
Happy 26th Anniversary, Sweetie
Love You
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day
Valentine Forever
Love Always
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 1, 2018
Happy Birthday, Sweetie
Love you and Miss you a lot.
Joe, Skwootch, Rosie, Janey, LaVerne and Smudge.
Posted by Lois Tylutki on February 1, 2018
To my dear sweet beloved cousin who I so admired…Happy Birthday

Miss you so much.
Posted by Joe Bassani on December 25, 2017
Merry Christmas, Sweetie
Skwootch, Rosie, Janey, Blackie, Smudge and Steffie say "We Love You and Miss You". I do, too.
Posted by Joe Bassani on June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017 - Your First Anniversary in Heaven.
You are in my thoughts every day and in my heart always. You are the Love of my Life. I miss you terribly. You were such wonderful person - always upbeat, never depressed even though you had cause to be. You made me a better person by knowing you.
Posted by Joe Bassani on May 14, 2017
Happy Mother's Day
From all your Kids - Smudge, Steffi, Skwootch, Rosie, Janey and LaVerne. Plus the outside critters and Me.
Love you always, Sweetie.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 28, 2017
Today is our 25th Anniversary
Love you Forever
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day
Hugs and Kisses
We got engaged 26 years ago today
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 1, 2017
Happy Birthday, Sweetie
Love You Lots
From Joe, Skwootch, Rosie, Janey, Laverne, SMUDGE and all the outside critters.
Posted by Joe Bassani on December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas, Sweetie
I will always Love You
Posted by Laura Pogue on July 14, 2016
We met by letter in '70. You became a part of my family. My children adored you. You knew my life story. I never got the chance to meet you in person. I think you knew just how much you meant to me. I still can't believe you are gone. I know your family and friends grieve your loss, but I also know you are at Peace because I died once, but had to come back. I remember the beauty of Heaven, all the Love there. One just can't imagine how great it is up there. You walk with the Man who lives in my heart Jesus. I hope that I get to join you up there one day soon and I'll get to meet the new perfect you. No more tears, no more pain. I know those left behind on Earth will grieve for you. You are now my Guardian Angel in Heaven and to all of your family & friends. You will always remain with us in Spirit.

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Posted by Joe Bassani on June 5, 2020
Dearest Clareen. It's been four years. I am so sorry.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ... I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life and ... I shall but love thee better after death."
Joe, Skwootch, Laverne, Smudge and Steffi.
Posted by Joe Bassani on May 10, 2020
Hi Sweetie
Happy Mother's Day. The cemetery has been closed for a while because of the virus so I haven't been able to come see you. But today it was open and lots of people were there. Don't know if it will remain open but I'll try again next week. Skwootch, Laverne, Smudge and Steffi send their love. I will always love you, Sweetie.
Posted by Joe Bassani on February 29, 2020
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie.
Today is our real 7th anniversary.
You thought this was the ideal day to get married. I thought it was good because it saved on anniversary presents.
Love You Always.
Joe, Smudge & Steffi, Skwootch and Laverne.
Recent stories

1988 - DC, VA

Shared by Joe Bassani on August 19, 2016

In October 1988, we went to Washington, DC on a long weekend to see the AIDS Quilt.  It was quilts laid out on the lawn of one of the parks in town co-memorating people who had died from AIDS.  Lots of people were there and lots of quilts.  From there we went to Williamsburg, VA - a recreation of buildings from the 1770's.  On the way home, we took the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel onto the Delmarva penninsula.  It was late but we decided to catch the Cape May-Lewes ferry.  We got there just in time to get the last ferry of the day.  After the three hour crossing, we took the Garden State Parkway home - another three hours.  I think we got home something like 2 in the morning with work the next day.

Another Date

Shared by Joe Bassani on July 23, 2016

One time before we were engaged, we went to the Museum of Natural History.  It's a big place and we walked all over.  Clareen had more energy than I did - I had to lie down on the benches.  On the way home, Clareen asked "What did you like best today?"  I said, "The dinosaurs".  She goes, "Huh.  I thought you'd say "being with me"".  I always did after that.

First Date

Shared by Joe Bassani on July 5, 2016

We started dating in 1988.  Our first date was to Space Farms in Sussex, NJ.  I never heard of the place.  We got on the highway and drove forever it seemed until finally we got there.  It's a zoo.  We roamed around and saw the animals.  We had lunch there, too.  On the way back, we played miniature golf at a place in Garfield that's no longer there.