Joanne Basciano

joanne basciano

September 18, 1959 ~ May 21, 2021

Joanne Basciano, age 61, of Fort Lee, passed peacefully with her devoted daughter at her side on Friday May 21, 2021. Born in the Bronx she worked as a caregiver for multiple families. Joanne was a vibrant, loving woman who cared for others before herself. She was a strong woman who overcame many obstacles always with a smile and a positive attitude. She enjoyed life to the fullest, enjoying Broadway, shopping, and exercise, but most of all she enjoyed being a mom.

She was the devoted mother of Alexa Basciano. Beloved daughter of the late James and Grace Frusciante. Dear sister of Kathryn Abruzzo, Camille Bonito, and the late James Frusciante.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:30 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in Main Madonna Church at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.


Mass: May 26, 2021 11:00 am

Main Madonna Church
340 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 25, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Aunt, godmother, friend, ‘big sister’. Always there for me until you weren’t. How much it hurts you don’t know. You are missed. Then, Now and Always. All my Love to you my Aunt Joanne ♥️

  2. Because they float in the Heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever and the glow will be so bright it will warm your heart, it will make your eyes glisten, and you will think to yourself…Joanne …what a concept.
    Great childhood memories..Thank you Joanne give Jimmy (and your parents) a hug for me
    Susan Seibel Burkhart

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