Ellen (Casey) Bassett

May 11th, 2016

Ellen A. Bassett (Casey), age 42, of North Reading, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on May 7, 2016, while on vacation in Aruba.

Ellen was born on November 20, 1973, in Winchester, MA; she was the cherished daughter of Joseph and Alice Casey. Ellen was raised in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1991.

Ellen married her beloved husband and best friend, Charles “C.J.” Bassett and the couple shared many special times throughout the years with family and friends. Ellen and C.J. became parents with the birth of their son Ryan and their world became even more enriched; Ryan was the center of their world and Ellen cherished being a “mom”. Ellen was not only a devoted wife and mother but also a wonderful homemaker; her door was always open to family and friends and she truly enjoyed being a “caretaker” to anyone who needed some extra love in their life.

Ellen was known to be an “adventurer”; she loved to travel to new places and meet new people; she was always very friendly and kind to everyone. Ellen’s travels took her near and far; some of her special places included Newburyport, Rockport, Bar Harbor, Wells Maine, Ireland and Aruba, she loved to walk along the ocean and enjoy the shoreline. Always a kid at heart, Ellen also looked forward to the Disney World trips with her family and friends; these were some great vacations that will be treasured for years to come.

Ellen will be fondly remembered for her love of children; she was a wonderful “Auntie” to her nieces and nephews as well as her friend’s children. Ellen enjoyed the innocence of children and she always showered them with unconditional love. Ellen loved her family and friends with all her heart; she was kind, caring, dependable, and would do anything for them.

Ellen will forever be in the hearts and minds of all that knew and loved her.

Ellen was the beloved wife of Charles J. Bassett, devoted mother of Ryan C. Bassett and his girlfriend Mia Griffin all of North Reading, cherished daughter of Joseph P. and Alice J. (Hudson) Casey of Wilmington, dear sister of Patrick Casey of North Andover, Cheryl Welch & husband Brad of North Reading, Joseph Casey and his fiancé Mary Adcock of Columbus, OH, and Sean Casey & wife Christine of Wilmington. Loving Aunt of Nicole, Brad, & Andrew Welch and MacKenzie, Sadie, and the late Madison Casey. Daughter-in-law of Charles and Joyce Bassett, sister-in-law of Craig Bassett all of Lynn. Ellen is also survived by Alyssa and Lillian Murphy with whom she shared a special relationship as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends .

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, May 15th for Visitation from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Ellen’s Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington Congregational Church, 220 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Monday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Ellen’s name may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, 335 Main St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


17 Entries in Guest Book for “Ellen (Casey) Bassett”

  1. Lisa M Smith says:

    My heart is broken for Cheryl and her family. There are no words. We can only hope that Ellen is in a better place with no pain and at peace. Love, Lisa.

  2. Gemma says:

    My heart goes out for CJ and Ryan and Ellen’s family circle such a loss of such a beautiful person.

    Love from the Quinn’s & Clarkes Ellen’s Irish family ?

  3. Ursula Meier says:

    Ellen was truly one of the best people I know. I cherish my memories of her. Ellen was my best friend. Such a selfless person. I still can’t believe she is gone. My love to Cj, Ryan and all the family. Ellen will be missed by many and never forgotten. She will be forever on my heart. I love you Ellen Alice xo

  4. Stephanie Stapley says:

    CJ and Ryan I cant express how sorry I am. Ellen was an amazing person who will truly be missed.

  5. Anne Burrell says:

    My heart goes out to CJ and Ryan and Ellen’s Mum Dad and brothers and sister
    Ellen was a beautiful person her obituary is so true she loved children and passed that on to Ryan who is an amazing young man.. Her adventure to Ireland left deep live in her Irish families hearts.. Rest in peace Ellen

  6. Susan Landers McNamara says:

    Joe Alice and family, I am shocked and sad to hear this horrible news about your daughter Ellen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may she rest in peace.

  7. Maureen Becker says:

    My heart goes out to CJ, Ryan & the Casey family. Ellen loved you all so much. I am so blessed to have her as a friend and memories of Ellen will live on forever in my heart. I love you Ellen and I will miss you forever.

  8. Ken Howerton says:

    So sorry to hear this. Ellen had one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever come across. She was always putting others first. I will always remember the good times we had and her beautiful smile. Rest in peace, Ellen. I hope we get to cut a rug again someday.

  9. Jen (Whitney) Mahoney says:

    My hearth goes out to all of Ellen’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of knowing Ellen when we worked together in High School and at any time I saw her she was the sweetest. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

  10. Esther says:

    My condolences to the family,
    The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences a person can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. My prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Gallo Family says:

    Joe we just wanted to say how sorry we are for you and your families loss. We wanted to take the opportunity to thank them for letting us have the chance to be your family away from home. We wish all of you the best during this difficult time. When you board the plane to leave your family we will be there to welcome you “home”.

  12. Lauren Murphy says:

    You were such a beautiful woman. I’ll miss my fellow “out-law” at all the Murphy’s shindigs. Be at peace, dear Ellen, and give Jan a big hug from me.

  13. Leasa Amidon Fluet says:

    This news was very upsetting and shocking to read. Ellen was a great friend and will be greatly missed by everyone. My deepest sympathy to all family members and friends of Ellen. She is now in heaven and will rest in peace.

  14. marie lightizer says:

    mark and i are so sorry

  15. Kathy & Ed Rhodes says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ellen was a great person and will be missed immeasurably. Please except our condolences.

  16. Betty muise says:

    CJ and Ryan and all Ellens family and friends I am so very sorry for your loss. Ellen was such a sweetheart and will be missed by many

  17. Adam Del Dotto says:

    Words couldn’t say enough. I am so sorry for your loss.Ellen could always brighten a room with her smile and kind heart.
    Thoughts and prayers

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