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Father Basso guided us through the most difficult time in our life--the loss of our son Joey. This was at St Mary's in Spokane. He changed our lives with his prayers and and love. We remain blessed by his love and have passed this on to our children.


Posted by: Randy&Chris Middleton - Shelton, WA - friend   Jan 09, 2019

I will always remember our beloved Fr.. Basso. We had many laughs and tears in the years he was at St. Mary's in Spokane VALLEY, WA.. and in Seattle. I dearly loved him.


Posted by: Laurel Orr - Spokane, WA - Friend   Nov 13, 2018

I was a child when Fr. Basso was my priest at St. Rose in Longview, but I have always remembered him fondly. I remember the time we celebrated Columbus Day in his honor (because the Italians don't get the same honor as the Irish). We surprised him by having the whole school learn his full name...Ricardo Guissepe Antonio Stefano Basso (pronounced Baah-so). I hold many happy memories of him in my heart and will always. Prayers for his family.


Posted by: Jennifer O'Farrell - Longview, WA   Oct 29, 2018

Dick was a very close friend to me and my entire family. We first met in 1965 and remained close over the many years since. He helped me, as a young man, through some very confusing and troubling times. I will never forget his kindness and wisdom. He loved his family and told countless stories about them with pride and joy. He was very much looking forward to returning to Michigan to be with them in his final days. I'm

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Posted by: Jack bautsch - Seattle, WA - Friend   Oct 24, 2018

Father Basso was pastor at St. Rose Parish in Longview, WA, when I went to work at St. Rose School in 1981. He visited the school frequently, once on St. Patrick's Day. He couldn't understand all the attention for the Irish(!) so we, especially Sr. Michael Maureen Hanley and Sr. Barbara Collier, Principal, decided to have a Columbus Day assembly to celebrate Italian-American Heritage; Father Basso was the guest of honor.

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Posted by: Rosalie McDermid - Longview, WA - Friend   Oct 23, 2018

We have know Dick for over 40 years &considered him a close & dear friend. We feel like we know you,his family, because of Dick's frequent stories & pictures of you. His family meant so much to him.
We will miss his humor, stories, recipes, & phone calls. He was a good, scaring man who will be missed by many. We are sorry for your loss.
Pat & Lenice Nagle


Posted by: Pat & Lenice Nagle - Kennewick, WA - Friend   Oct 22, 2018

My sincere sympathy to the Father Richard Basso for his passing. He was our parish priest here at St.Matthew
Parish for a year. He is funny and very caring priest. I will always remember his homily with a recipe of pasta and his Croatian sauce. Rest in peace Father Basso and Jesus welcome you home with a big hugs.


Posted by: Julia Mangaliag - Seattle, WA - friend   Oct 21, 2018

Sincere condolences to the Basso family.
My parents were parishioners at St. Joseph & I was attending St Joseph School in Battle Creek when Father Basso would vIsit & say mass. I will, to this day never forget what powerful homilies he would deliver.
He will always be remembered as a very special man delivering God's Word.
Great Memories,
Mike Brown & Family


Posted by: Mike Brown - Byron Center, MI - Acquaintance   Oct 21, 2018

In my favorite Father Basso homily he said people would always ask him what is God's will for me. He said God's will is whatever is right in front of you. He radiated love. Peace and blessings to his family.


Posted by: Patty Olson - Seattle, WA   Oct 21, 2018

I joined my parish in 2009. I had the privilege of being there when Father Basso was a "sub" for us. I was so moved by his love and joy. I will always miss him and remember him.


Posted by: Susan Mullen - Seattle, WA   Oct 18, 2018