Frank Peter Basone Jr., 70, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2018 after a short illness at West Haven Veterans Hospice Hospital in West Haven, CT. Frank was born October 9, 1947 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He graduated from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT in 1965 and attended Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut.
Frank joined the United States Air Force and was in the 347th Combat support group from 1966-1970 and was honorably discharged four years later. Frank served in Yokota and in Okinewa, Japan during that time. Frank resettled in Nevada after his tour of service and was trained as a croupier and worked at many of the finest casinos in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. Frank spent the last number of years, before retirement, officiating at all the major poker tournaments in the United States and officiated each year at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Frank was predeceased by his parents Frank Peter Basone, Sr. and Carmella (Battley) Basone and by his long-time companion Barbara Jo (Lynch) Logsdon of Las Vegas, Nevada. Frank is survived by his four brothers, Peter Basone, John Basone and his wife Sharon (Fisher) Basone, Michael Basone and his wife Pina (Foti) Basone, and Joseph Basone. Frank is also survived by his sister Mary Collette Marinaro-Basone and her wife Yasmin Marinaro-Basone. Frank is survived by 3 nephews and one niece. Michael Vincent Basone, Daniel Peter Basone, Phillip Basone and Kali (Basone) Ouelette. No calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VA Veteran Healthcare system C/0 Voluntary Services, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut 06516. To express your condolences online go to mountainoakcremationservices.com.