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In Memory of

Robert Alexander Bassett

August 28, 1956 - September 5, 2017

Obituary


Alaska- Robert "Bob" Alexander Bassett Jr., 61, of Lee Court, passed away unexpectedly September 5, 2017 in Canada.
Bob was born August 28, 1956 in Norwich, the son of Rita Dlugos and the late Robert Bassett Sr.
He received his BA in Applied Social Relations from Eastern CT State University and his Masters and Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern CT State University.  He also received his HIV Testing Certification from the Center for Disease Control and his CPR, First Aid and Disaster Relief Certifications from the American Red Cross.
Bob had over 15 years...

Alaska- Robert "Bob" Alexander Bassett Jr., 61, of Lee Court, passed away unexpectedly September 5, 2017 in Canada.
Bob was born August 28, 1956 in Norwich, the son of Rita Dlugos and the late Robert Bassett Sr.
He received his BA in Applied Social Relations from Eastern CT State University and his Masters and Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern CT State University.  He also received his HIV Testing Certification from the Center for Disease Control and his CPR, First Aid and Disaster Relief Certifications from the American Red Cross.
Bob had over 15 years experience as a certified AIDS counselor and had a strong counseling/therapy background.  He was also very knowledgeable in substance abuse issues.  He had been employed as an Senior Adult Probation Officer and Intensive Supervision officer for the State of CT Office of Adult Probation from 1985-1993. He also was employed at the William W. Backus Hospital as a certified AIDS Counselor from 1991-2012. He was currently employed with REACH Inc. in Juneau Alaska as a Direct Service Provider.  Bob was very active with the American Red Cross, volunteering for many years.
In addition to his mother Rita, Bob is survived by his sisters Barbara Bessette- Henderson and husband Matthew Henderson of Friendswood, TX, Jane Baillargeon and husband David of Norwich, and by his nephews Michael, Paul and Justin Baillargeon.
Visitation will be held at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave. in Norwich on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4pm to 7 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 181 Elizabeth St. in Norwich on Thursday at 11am, meeting directly at the church.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family.
To leave a message of condolence for Bob's family, please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations in Robert Bassett Jr's memory may be made to the American Red Cross.
The Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave., is entrusted with arrangements.