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Anita Bass

Anita F. Bass (Fontanella)

Monday, March 3rd, 1924 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Anita F. Bass (Fontanella), beloved wife of the late William J. Bass, died on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the age of 96 at The Village of Kensington Place of natural causes. Anita was born in Meriden, CT on March 3, 1924 to the late Santo and Annie Fontanella. She was a lifelong resident of Meriden, graduating from Meriden High School in 1942. Anita’s working career was much diversified: she was employed by New Departure, Cuno, Joe’s Dinner, Abbot-Allison, Maloney High School and Jefferson Federal Savings and Loan. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church.

Granny, as she was lovingly known, loved to travel to the Casinos in New Jersey and vacation on Cape Cod. Anita and Bill enjoyed square and round dancing, playing cards, and bowling. Anita loved to watch college basketball, professional bowling and tennis. She was also an avid reader, enjoyed baking/cooking and had a great green thumb. Her gardens were her pride and joy.

Anita is survived by her daughter Nancy Ksiazek and her husband John of Prospect; her son Robert and his wife Karen of Hernando, FL; her granddaughter Sara Wilhem and her husband Bradley; her grandson Adam Ksiazek and his wife Jennifer and two great grandchildren, Michael and Emma Wilhem. Anita is also survived my several nieces and nephews. Anita was predeceased by her siblings Elsie St. Onge, Clara St. Onge, Forrest Fontanella and Edwin Fontanella.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 250 Gypsy Lane, Meriden, CT. Face masks and social distancing practices will apply. The John J. Ferry and Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Meriden St., Meriden is entrusted with the arrangements.

The family extends their deepest appreciation to the staff of The Village of Kensington Place and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care for the care they provided Anita.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of CT, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Suite 1E, Middlebury, CT 06762. For online condolences, please visit
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    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 11:00am
    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    250 Gypsy Lane
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    250 Gypsy Lane
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
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Irene Veillette

Posted at 02:07pm
Dear Nancy and Bob,
I remember meeting your parents many years ago. I believe our dads worked for the Post Office. I was saddened to read of your Mom's passing. She was a lovely woman. Cherish your memories.
Irene Veillette

Carole Swicklas

Posted at 07:26am
My deepest sympathy to the Bass family. Nancy I enjoyed meeting you and your Mother going to Dr.Gupta's office. I so loved talking to her about Meriden (I grew up there also). Bowling, and many things. She was a great lady and she will be missed. God bless all of you.
Carole S. And Dr. Gupta staff

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