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Joanne (Kelly) Basquill

October 5, 1933 - May 19, 2020

Joanne (Kelly) Basquill, age 86, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Delaware County, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 5, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Madelyn (Hamilton) Kelly. Joanne was a graduate of West Catholic High School. For many years, she was a talented homemaker to five children. Throughout her life she had several careers including, Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital and then at Penntube Plastics, which allowed her to travel as a national sales manager. In her spare time, Joanne enjoyed going antiquing, playing the cello and going to lunch with friends. She also liked steam engines and locomotives. Above all, Joanne loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas H. Basquill, Sr.; daughter, Kathleen Basquill; and sister, Alice Applegate. She is survived by her children, Thomas “Chip” Basquill (Susan), Robert Basquill (Denise), Daniel “Huck” Basquill (Debbie) and Suzi Little (Jim, Sr.); siblings, Lawrence Kelly, Anita Lenart, Nancy Kitts and Madelyn Kelly; grandchildren, Jennifer Raube, Francis Ellis, Michael Ellis, Patty Marshall, Stacey Little, James Little, Jr., Chrissy Little, Thomas P. Basquill, Nicole Harris, Robert Basquill, Deanna Walls, Kimberly Golder and Kristen Basquill;  and 20 great grandchildren.

A public service will be held at a later date.

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18 Guestbook messages for Joanne (Kelly) Basquill

  • Heartfelt condolences.
    May she RIParadise.
    You’re in my thoughts & prayers. 🙏

  • May god bless your mother and may god bless your family. You are in my prayers.

  • Mom will be so missed! Forty eight years of wonderful memories! We love you Mom!

  • Dan…so sorry buddy…Mom’s are extra special people! If you need to talk later, you have my number Love ya Dan

  • Soooooo sorry for your loss!

  • Dear Bob and family,

    So sorry for your loss. George and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your Mom was a lovely lady.

  • Dear Basquill Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Mother, Mother in Law & Mom Mom. May you find comfort and peace in the wonderful memories with her. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Candice, Oscar, Alexis, Angelina & Lucas xoxo

  • Our deepest sympathy to you An your family Danny. So sorry to hear about you’re Mother. Our prayers are with you all. We think about you often an one of our best neighbors. Love and prayers. Carol, Joe An the Marra Family of Willow Way.

  • My deepest sympathy Dan. Was so sorry to hear this. Your mother had such an active life and I didn’t know she was a West Catholic Grad. It is always difficult to go thru but considering the times she is in peace and I am sure she knew that she was so loved. Take care. My love to all. 🌹 Rose

  • Our sympathies to Chip and Susan and the entire family, it’s always hard to lose a parent. To be a friend of Joanne was an honor. I will always remember how she made me feel special with her hugs and her generosity. And I know how much she loved being around all of her friends and colleagues, but especially spending time with her family. We had so many great conversations when I helped her with her hair, and I will cherish those times spent with her.

  • I love and miss you every day my sweet, loving, caring friend! Your presence in my life helped make me the woman I am and I will never forget you! In my heart always JO!❤️

  • So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother/grandmother. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Dear Chip and Susan, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. These times are difficult enough. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and you mourn your mom. Love, Dave, Theresa and Natalie

  • Chip and Susan. Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Not sure if you remember me or not, but we used to work together long ago when I was with DuPont and you were our Hyperchannel guy. Take care.

  • Joanne will be missed and always in our hearts ❤️ The Parkview staff loved her.

  • a loving older cousin, sorry to hear of her passing. her loss will be sadly felt. God Bless Prayers for all.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jo, Trish and I (Kelly cousins) enjoyed many happy days together. She was a wonderful, caring person to be around and knew some of the neatest places in Maryland to explore &/or to have a meal. If there is anything I can do to help you please let me know. Margie

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences on Joanne’s passing. She was a wonderful cousin and I will remember her fondly.
    Trish Kelly Devlin