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Caroline Basile

January 24, 1953June 5, 2021
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Caroline (nee Grapsas) Basile age 68, of Munster, IN, departed this life peacefully on the morning of June 5, 2021. Caroline was born January 24, 1953 to George and Stella (nee Pappas) Grapsas in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up behind the counter of the Hegewisch South Shore Station, which her parents ran for many years. Carol graduated from George Washington High School in Hegewisch in 1970 and attended secretarial school before securing a job as an insurance agent in downtown Chicago. For more than 40 years, she commuted to the city via the same train station where she grew up. Carol was a proud mother of her daughter, Courtney, and always supported her activities and adventures. Carol loved plays, musicals, her beloved grand-dog, and music, especially the Beatles and Paul McCartney. A devoted member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, she was godmother and nouna to three, and a member of the Daughters of Penelope. Carol loved being around friends and family. To gain Carol as a friend, was to gain a friend for life whether you met in kindergarten or last week. Her kindness was contagious and she was enormously thankful to have so many caring friends as a part of her life. Carol is survived by her only daughter, Courtney (Ryan) Anderson; brother Nick Grapsas, brother-in-law John (Leslie) Henry, and sister-in-law Susan (Richard) Panfil; nieces Amanda (Ian) Muinzer, Michelle (Ryan) Young, and Brooke (Nick) Ober; nephews Jimmie (Jessica) Draper, Ryan (Justine) Draper, and Rory Draper; many great-nieces and great-nephews as well as cousins in the Chicago area, Greece, and Australia. She was preceded in death by her sister Cecilia (nee Grapsas) Henry in 2002, her parents George and Stella Grapsas, in-laws Tony and Evelyn (nee Telac) Basile as well as former husband James A. Basile. "In my life, I loved them all." - The Beatles A wake will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Kuiper Funeral Home - 9039 Kleinman Rd. Highland, IN from 3:00-7:00 PM. The Funeral Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church - 7021 Hohman Ave. Hammond, IN at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 11, 2021 with Father David Bissias officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens - 8178 Cline Ave. Crown Point, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation - https://donate3.cancer.org/ Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.KuiperFH.com for the Basile family.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, June 11, 2021

Memories

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Janet Drozda

June 13, 2021

I knew your Mom and Cecilia growing up together.
I was in classes with Cecilia . I have very fond memories of
Carol . Your Mom was always kind and sweet.
I so enjoyed your pictures of the girls growing up.
It brought back wonderful memories.
I am so very sorry for your lose.
Janet Drozda

Aleka Vlamis

June 10, 2021

Courtney,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Both Sam and I remember your mother’s happy smile and positivity so well from our days growing up at St. Demetrios.

We are thinking of you and sending lots of love and many prayers during this difficult time.

Sam and Aleka Vlamis

Jackie Shinault

June 8, 2021

Courtney, you have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was a beautiful person inside and out. She was loving, trustworthy and genuine. I am so proud to call her my friend, one who walked into my life on Waltham St. in 1988 she will be missed. God bless you and Ryan as you begin this new journey of life. Love you, Jackie Shinault

Jo Rinkema

June 8, 2021

I met Carol the first day of homeroom freshman year in high school. That smile and laugh made her an instant friend to everyone. It was that way in the following years. Whether we would run into each other at the train station or downtown it was the same.....it was like no time had passed. I am so glad I got to spend some time with her in our "old age". I shall always miss her and will still think of her when I hear a Beatles song.

Cynthia Bales

June 8, 2021

I remember Carol growing up. She was a kind soul. So incredibly sorry for your loss! Sending so much love to your beautiful family. May she rest in heaven.
❤️🙏🏼

Angela Avgerinos

June 7, 2021

I remember Carol’s huge smile every time I would go up to the table to buy some pastries. She was so friendly and helpful. When she would see me coming, she would run up to me and ask how everyone in my family was doing and talk to me before taking my order. She will be truly missed! God has taken another angel to his home! Our sincere sympathy to Carol’s family and friends! The Avgerinos Family

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