Melissa L. Bassett

Melissa L. Bassett, 59, passed away Friday December 8, 2017 at the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Providence. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Ronald E. and Nida H. (Bowab) Bassett. Melissa enlisted in the  Airforce, where she graduated top of her class and became an aircraft mechanic. After leaving the military, she was a Paralegal for various law firms Bourne, MA while attending and graduating UMASS Boston to become a lawyer. Her biggest joy and achievement in life was being a mother. She leaves one son, Justin Almeida, one daughter, Jennifer L. Tedeschi,  two grandchildren, Charlotte and Luca Tedeschi, two sisters, Kathleen L. Bassett and Susan E. Bassett, three nephews, Kyle B. Shackewyc, Hayden B. James and Rylan B. James, two aunts and one uncle. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. (


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