Mary R. “Muz” Basilio of Kennett Square

Mary R. “Muz” Basilio, 93, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, Dec. 30, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. She was the wife of Anthony N. Basilio, who died in 2013, and with whom she shared 67 years of marriage.

Mary R. “Muz” Basilio

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe Mozzani and the late Philomena DiSanti Mozzani.

Mrs. Basilio was the lunchroom cashier at the Greenwood Elementary School in Kennett Square, for more than 25 years.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kennett Square.

She enjoyed gardening, taking bus trips, going to the casinos, cooking, especially holiday meals, arts & crafts, shopping with her sisters, and being with her family and friends.

Mrs. Basilio is survived by three sons, James A. Basilio and his wife Linda of Swarthmore, Anthony N. Basilio, Jr. and his wife Ginny of Kennett Square, and Joseph E. Basilio and his wife Jeannie of Oxford; two daughters, Marie Phillips and her husband Roger of Alburtis, Pa. and Carol Basilio of Seville, Spain; one sister, Helen Mozzani of Downingtown; six grandchildren, Alicia, James, Jr., Paul, Anthony, III, David and Christian; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one grandson, Evan; five sisters, Eleanor, Alerana, Eva, and Josephine, and one brother, Joseph.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. Her funeral mass will follow at 11 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In memory of Mrs. Basilio, a contribution may be made to St. Patrick Church, 205 Lafayette Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348, or to Neighborhood Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380.

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