Lois Jean (Carden) Basque
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Merrimac, MA - Jean (Carden) Basque went home to the Lord on October 17, 2019, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Jean was born in Merrimac, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Ryan) Carden. Jean married and celebrated 68 years of marriage to Alexander Joseph Basque who passed away April 14, 2016.
Jean was a devoted Catholic who was a communicant of Holy Redeemer parish in Merrimac, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Holy Redeemer, Jean was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Amesbury, Massachusetts. She was very involved with women's groups including the Daughters of Isabella. She also had 30 years of service with the Boys and Girl Scouts of America and was recognized with the Merit Award for her involvement.
Jean worked many jobs, with the majority of her career spent at Amesbury Hospital. She would say her greatest career was that of mother and wife. Family was most important to her. Since she was an only child, she wanted and had a very large family. Jean always made holidays and family gatherings memorable and special.
Jean leaves a son, James Basque and his late wife Elaine of Attleboro; daughters, Peggy Bisson and her husband Armand of Amesbury, Maureen Waddell and her husband Roley of Newburyport, Pat Basque of Merrimac, Kathy Follansbee and her husband Kevin of Amesbury, Maryanne Basque of Merrimac, Jeanne Sheehan and her husband Peter of Amesbury, Robin Lambert and her husband Stephen of Plaistow, N.H.; and her son Alexander Basque Jr. and his wife Jaylene of Salisbury.
She leaves her grandchildren and spouses, Sherry Lynn Waddell, Michelle and Mark Brodigan, Danielle and Jay Dwyer, Jeff and Melissa Waddell, Stacey and Dan Fijalkowski, Keith Follansbee, Peter Sheehan Jr., Nickolaus Sheehan, Matthew Basque, Kristen Follansbee, Ryan Basque, and Jacob Lambert. She also leaves her great-grandchildren Olivia Dwyer, Megan and Mark Brodigan Jr., Dylan Colpits, Kylan Waddell, and Austin, Andrew, and Bennett Fijalkowski.
Her family would like to thank the staff at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, for taking such good care of her in her final hours.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity of the Holy Redeeme Parish, 4 Green Street, Merrimac. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amesbury. Donations in Jean's memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green Street, Merrimac, MA 01860.
Published on October 21, 2019


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Steve and Patty McDermit
Oct 24, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mom.❤
Ray Drouin
Oct 23, 2019
A lovely lady, sincere and true. Led by example. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
Irene Ethier
Oct 23, 2019
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Katherine and Donald Pearson
Oct 22, 2019
Sorry to hear of your mom passing she was always a nice caring person we will always remember her in our hearts hope you find comfort with all the loving memories you had with her. Sending prayers to all of you.
Gary Fournier
Oct 22, 2019
Thinking of you and so sorry for your loss.
Tracy andMichaelFetters
Oct 21, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mother. Sending your family healing prayers and hugs.