William M. Bassotti - October 18, 2016

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RAVENA – William M. Bassotti, 79, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Bill is the son of the late Mario and Rose Marie Bassotti. Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He was owner and operator of the Driftwood Beauty Salon for over 50 years. Bill was an avid bowler, fisherman, golfer, and gardener. He loved playing Black Jack, cooking, making bread, and pizza. William was a member of the Mother McAuley Council #3424 Knights of Columbus and VFW Post 9594.

     William was predeceased by his wife Ann Marie DiPerna Bassotti. Survivors include his current wife, Filippa Nicotina Bassotti; sons, James (Filomena), and Martin (Ana) Bassotti; his grandson who he adored, Anthony Bassotti; brother, Richard (Marcia) Bassotti; sister, Julianna Waldron; brothers-in-law, Ottavio, John, Joe, and Salvator Nicotina; sisters-in-law, Alvira Cosatino and Anna Marie Nicotina. 

            Funeral services will be held Saturday October 22, 2016 at 10AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Interment with follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday from 4-7 PM.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of William may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205 or St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena, NY 12143.