Visitation: With the family will take place on Saturday Nov. 5th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the funeral home. Memorial: A service will follow at 2:00 PM.

Carol A. "Basone" Cowperthwait

December 30, 1948 ~ October 30, 2011

Carol A. “ Basone” Cowperthwait, 62, of Glens Falls, New York, died on Sunday October 30, 2011. She lived in Glens Falls for the last 8 years.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1948 in Norwalk, Ct. to the late Karl and Catherine Ganung Basone.

Carol was a graduate of St. Joseph Elementary School and Central Catholic High School. She worked for the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency for 6 years. She retired from Xerox Corporation after 20 years as the Office Manager/Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Financial Services.

She was an avid member of the South Norwalk Boat Club and was on the Board of Directors of the Inter-Club Flounder Tournament for many years. Carol enjoyed boating and fishing and was a member of the Elks Club Lodge # 81 of Glens Falls, New York.

Survivors include a brother, Karl Basone and his wife Sharon of Fairfield, a daughter, Keri O’Neill and her husband Ted of Fairfield, a son Robert Cowperthwait of Norwalk, a granddaughter Grace and 2 grandsons George and Grady O’Neill of Fairfield and two nieces Kristen Basone and Lisa Sauer. She also leaves many dear friends and devoted friends in Connecticut, New York and Ohio.

Visitation with the family will be at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk on Saturday November 5th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM in the funeral home. The Reverend Victor T. Martin will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the South Norwalk Boat Club Scholarship Fund, 17 Mack Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.



  1. Dear Basone and Cowperthwait families, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved sister, mother, grandmother and aunt. She was a very dear person and her friendly nature and smile will always be remembered. God bless her soul and may the beautiful memories you have of her remain in your hearts forever. Sincerey, “Ginny” Falcone and Family.

    November 1, 2011
    Virginia Cundari Falcone -
  • Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.Carol was a dear friend and will truly be missed.We will remember her fondly and think of her often. Rest in peace Carol. We love you!!!

    November 1, 2011
    Gigi and Mike Shaughnessy and Family -
  • My deepest condolences to Karl, Bobby and family for your loss. I shall always remember the fun we had in high school.
    May you always keep the great memories close to your heart forever.

    November 2, 2011
    Michele Alberta DiScala -
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