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Diane C. (Trimarchi) Basil
  • July 30, 1941
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  • October 04, 2021

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Diane C. (Trimarchi) Basil, 80, of The Villages, FL, passed away peacefully on October 4th at The Villages Hospital.

She was born July 30, 1941. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband Gabe; her son Jim, his wife Lisa and daughter Gabriela; her son Dave, wife Jennifer and children Madison, Mikayla and Alex; her brother Chuck Trimarchi, wife Bobbi and children Rob, Mike and Pete; her sister-in-law Pat Ciccarelli, her husband Gene and children Allison and Kimberly. She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent and Mary Ann Trimarchi.

Diane and Gabe Basil were married 58 years and made their home in The Villages, Florida. Diane grew up in Schenectady, NY, where she graduated from Draper High School and worked more than 20 years for the Niskayuna (NY) School District. While her initial occupation was in the school library, her true vocation was being a mother and grandmother, she was devoted to her family above all else. A devout Catholic, she was a woman of deep faith who helped instill the same in her family.

Diane was an active part of The Villages community and member of St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. She was also a member of Benvenuto, The Villages Duplicate Bridge and Book Clubs, and loved to play tennis, golf and mahjong. Diane will be deeply missed, but forever remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

The family is planning to hold memorial services in Schenectady, NY and The Villages, FL at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Diane’s name to the scholarship program at Schenectady County Community College Foundation, Inc. at 78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305. Online condolences may be made at baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Charleen DeLorenzo says:
    18 Oct 2021
    Gabe, I was so sorry to read about Diane. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Susan Hatalsky says:
    14 Oct 2021
    Gabe,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Sue Hatalsky

  3. Dave Gonzalez says:
    13 Oct 2021
    Gabe,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, Diane. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Barbara Walton says:
    09 Oct 2021
    Dear Gabe and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was such such a lovely person. You and your fairy will have many wonderful memories of her. My prayers are with you all.

    Barbara L. walton

  5. Barb Warschawski says:
    09 Oct 2021
    Gabe: So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart-felt condolences to the entire family.

  6. Austin Leahy says:
    09 Oct 2021
    9 October 2021
    My condolences to the Basil family.
    Because her maiden name was also in the obit, I immediately recognized Diane as a former student of mine at Draper high School. I could immediately picture her, even where she sat in the classroom. She was a bright, delightful, respectful teenager and obviously continued her life in the same manner. Just wish I had been aware she lived in our complex.
    Austin Leahy
    The Villages, Fl.

  7. Ricki Shapiro says:
    09 Oct 2021
    Gabe, I was so sad to read of Diane's passing. As a couple, you had the most loving relationship, with laughter always at its core. May your memories bring you comfort as you mourn her passing.

  8. Tina Nyland says:
    08 Oct 2021
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Diane was a member of the Nisky “birthday club” with my mom, Evie Nyland. I know that this “club” had lots of laughs, great meals and most of all they formed forever friendships. May the many wonderful memories that you shared stay close to your heart forever. Sending hugs of support.

  9. Dennis and Susan Mott says:
    08 Oct 2021
    Gabe and Family: we were so saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. Anytime we were in her presence she was so very nice and friendly. We are thinking of you.

  10. Cindy Zielaskowski says:
    07 Oct 2021
    So very sorry Gabe and family. Diane was always so nice when I saw her.

  11. Dan Corbelli says:
    07 Oct 2021
    I have very fond memories of Mrs. Basil. She was always so welcoming and kind. I was lucky enough to meet her while she lived in Batavia, NY. A beautiful woman, inside and out. She raised two amazing sons - her son Jim is one of my best friends. Thoughts and prayers to a great family - Mr. Basil, as well as, Jim and Dave and their families. Godspeed Mrs. Basil.

  12. Joseph Walker says:
    06 Oct 2021
    Diane was a wonderful friend and a true sweetheart. My wife, Pam, and I are heartbroken. We have had so many good times with she and Gabe over the last 10 years playing golf, Piedmont socials, various shows and just visiting at their home or ours. It truly is hard to believe she won't with with us, except in spirit, any longer. Our prayers and condolences go out to Gabe and their wonderful family.

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