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Paul Anthony Basilio

September 3, 1928October 21, 2020

Paul Anthony Basilio, 92, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 21, 2020. His life will be celebrated by family at a private memorial service, on a date yet to be announced. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, www.wanderersrest.org

Paul was born in Canastota, New York to the late Joseph and Mary Picciano Basilio. He was the former owner and operator of Carmen Basilio's Sausage, later Basilio's Sausage, for 61 years. His food-stand was a long time staple of the New York State Fair, being the 2nd oldest restaurant represented there, and Mr. Basilio was the oldest living Concessionaire at the State Fair, last working and laughing with their customers in 2018. Mr. Basilio was a man of small stature, but HUGE heart, living life fully and leaving his daughter and grandchildren with memories and stories to tell for many years to come.

Paul was a member of St. Agatha's Catholic Church in Canastota, New York and was preceded in death by 8 siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jean Basilio; his daughter, Valerie Basilio; granddaughter, Madison Jean Gregoris; grandson, Paul Gregoris; brother, Armando Basilio; and 2 very close friends and supporters, Dario Damore and Gary DiGeorge.

Arrangements entrusted to Snow's Memorial Chapel, Bass Road.

Visit www.snowsbr.com to express condolences.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Basilio, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Picciano Basilio, Mother (deceased)
  • Jean Salamone Basilio, Wife
  • Valerie Basilio, Daughter
  • Madison Jean Gregoris, Granddaughter
  • Paul Gregoris, Grandson
  • Armando Basilio, Brother
  • Very close friends Dario Damore and Gary DiGeorge

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Carolyn (Falso) Cifra

November 8, 2020

Dear Valerie,

I am praying for you, your mom and the rest of your family. Your Dad is a great man and I have such wonderful memories of him. He was always so joyful, fun and kind to all of us. While we are grateful to have a parent, husband, relative or friend like your Dad in our life, it makes it so hard when they leave this earth because they leave such a big hole. I pray God gives you all peace and that you find comfort in His promise that He is taking care of your dear Dad and you will be together with him again.

Carolyn

Rolfe Ferrara

November 2, 2020

Jeannie and family. Pat and I were shocked and saddened to read of Paul's passing. He was a wonderful gentleman who always had time to say hello with a smile and a wink - no matter how busy he may be. A true Canastotan. God bless his soul.

Rolfe and Pat Ferrara

Valerie Graziano

October 27, 2020

Dear Jean and Val, Madison and Paul,
Our most sincere condolences to you all. Your dad was a personable kind man who worked hard. He was a Canastota icon.
Valerie & Tony

Colleen Keane

October 27, 2020

The 'hood just isn't the same without the Basilio's. Paulie was a bright light, and is missed.

With sympathy,
Bev, Colleen, Carm

Paul Altenburg

October 25, 2020

Super Guy. Remember him well from the N.Y.S. Fair. He always took care of me well when I ran the Garage there! RIP!

Terry Drake (Petranchuk)

October 24, 2020

May the fond memories you shared with “Paulie” bring you peace and strength. I worked for Paulie at the stand back
in 1974-75. What tremendous fun we had! Rest In Peace dear Paulie! “One sausage...loaded!”❤️

Bob Jones

October 23, 2020

Words can not express what a loss of a great friend . We spent 27years as neighbors at the state fair memories l will never forget. God bless you

BOB TAMUTUS

October 23, 2020

TO .JEAN AND FAMILY.WE WILL MISS PAULY AND WE HAVE LOTS OF MEMORABLE TIMES .THE FAIR, VACATION TRIPS,DINNERS AND ALL THE HUNTING AND FISHING TRIPS. OUR BEST TO ALL OF YOU.BOB,DAVID AND GAYLE T.

Michelle Annese

October 23, 2020

Dear Valerie ..Jean ..Madison & Paulie

I just heard the very sad news .. my heart breaks for all of you ...I always adored your dad .. he always made me laugh ....I remember soo many stories ..like when he would drive 2 hours to Valarie’s house to mow her lawn and bring her sauce then turn around and drive back home ! He was the cutest and sweetest man .
He will always be watching over all of you & im sure will give u signs .

I pray for peace for all of you .
Your in my thoughts and prayers . Love u 🙏❤️😢

Bill Nye

October 23, 2020

Jean and Valerie,
I will cherish the last time I was at the fair and Paulie and I chatted for over an hour about the old “crew” and the good old days of hunting and fishing. The world has lost a great man with great heart and that devilish grin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God bless.

FROM THE FAMILY

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