Published DateTILTON — Genevieve F. (Deveau) Basiliere, 90, a permanent resident of Tilton since 1991, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, following a period of failing health. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, September 1, 1922, daughter of Henry and Beatrice (Comeau) Deveau. Genevieve and her husband summered in Tilton since 1969, moving permanently to Tilton from Saugus, MA in 1991. Over the years she worked at NECCO Confectionary Co, American Optical and General Electric in the aircraft department, all in Massachusetts. In later years, as a stay at home mom, she continued her employment from home until her retirement, following 30 years with William S. Haynes Company in Boston (manufacturers of flutes and piccolos). She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
Genevieve was predeceased by siblings, Lewis Deveau and Barbara Exel.
Her family includes her husband of 66 years, Clarence "Buzz" L. Basiliere of Tilton; her son, John H. Basiliere and his wife Patricia of Tilton; sisters, Dorothy Fitzgibbons of Tilton and Virginia Arnault of Montverde, FL; nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 20th at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Genevieve's name to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com