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Louis Bascetta

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Date published: 5/16/2013

Louis Bascetta

Louis Bascetta, 93, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Hughes Home Assisted Living in Fredericksburg.

Louis was born on Aug. 2, 1919, in Melilli, Italy, and met and married Lucy Helen Bartolotta on June 15, 1950, while she was visiting family in Italy. After arriving in the U.S., he became a naturalized citizen, and he and his family made their home in Middletown and Clinton, Conn., before moving to Virginia in 1996.

He received his bachelor's degree in French from Wesleyan University, then attained a master's degree in Latin from the University of Connecticut. He was a dedicated teacher of foreign languages at the Morgan School, an author, a poet and an avid gardener.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lucy; one daughter, Cynthia Zimmerman and her husband, Michael; one grandson, Aaron Watts and one granddaughter, Lina Zimmerman.

Donations may be made to the American Association of Teachers of French, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 or Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneral home.com.