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Margaret “Peg” Bassette, 89

Obituary and service information from Baker-Post Funeral Home.

Margaret “Peg” Bassette, 89. Obituary and service information from Baker-Post Funeral Home.
Margaret “Peg” Bassette, 89. Obituary and service information from Baker-Post Funeral Home.
Margaret Ruth “Peg” Bassette, 89, of Manassas, passed away April 7, 2014 at the Caton Merchant house surrounded by her loving family. She lived life to it’s fullest, with joy!

Peg was born in Casper Wyoming and grew up in Washington D.C. She came of age during World War II and waited until the War was over before enrolling at the University of Maryland, where she attained her goal of “finding a husband”. She married Paul Gray Bassette on December 27 1947. 

Peg supported her husband while he finished his degree, and continued to work for Bell Telephone Company as a manager and trainer, until the birth of their first child in 1966. Paul and Peg moved to Manassas, VA in 1959. 

Always a very active member of her community, Peg was a social butterfly. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority at the University of Maryland, a member of the Manassas Church of the Brethren where she sang in the choir, and was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas. She was a former Auxilian of the Buckhall Fire Department; the Buckhall Homemakers; and was a Marquette and Prime Timers Bowling Leaguer at Bowl of America. Peg also has been a member of the Prince William Senior Center since 1989 where she served as the Chairman of the Senior Advisory Council until 2008; and was a volunteer at the former Prince William Hospital from 1990 until June of 2013. 

Peg loved her family and friends and was much loved by them. In 1989 she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and subsequently by her brother Benjamin Pester. She is survived by her sister Lois White. 
Not only did Peg provide life to her children, she taught them how to live it. She is also survived by her son, Paul Bassette and his wife Angela of Manassas; her daughter, Peggy Bassette-Hobbs and husband Jim of Nokesville; four grandchildren, Chris Hughes of Jacksonville, NC; Valerie Hombach and her husband William of Leesburg; Jake Bassette of Manassas; Trent Hobbs of Nokesville; and one great-grandson, William James Hombach also of Leesburg.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas. A celebration of Peg’s life will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with The Rev. Rudy Tucker, Jr. officiating. A light reception will be held immediately following the service in the funeral home community room.

Interment will be private and take place at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, under the direction of Michael Post. Please sign the guestbook at www.bakerpostfh.com.

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