Americo  Basconi
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Americo Basconi, 97, died Sept. 13, 2019 at his home in Lexington.
Born March 9, 1922, at Bud, WV, he spent most of his life in Oceana and Beckley, WV, before moving to Lexington in 2003.
Together with his wife, Sylvia, he operated Basconi's Hardware in Oceana, WV from 1959 to 1979.
Mr. Basconi served his country in World War II.
He was a devoted husband and a loving father to David Basconi (Sharon) of Killingworth, CT, Ed Basconi (Mary Alice) of Johnson City, TN, and Wayne Basconi (Pamela) of Versailles, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominick and Palma Basconi; his wife, Sylvia; sisters Ellen Giammarco, Rita Dziak, Rosie Kamensky and Mary Basconi, and brother John.
Survivors include his grandchildren David Jr., Brian, Joseph and Rita Basconi; Regina Bence, Zachary Bray and Michael Bray; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed calls and visits from his niece Palma Stafford and nephew, Tony Basconi.
Mr. Basconi's family is grateful for the loving care he received from his friend and caregiver Florence Huff.
Visitation will be at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, followed by a rosary. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 601 Hill N Dale Drive, Lexington. Entombment will be Thursday at noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School, 605 Hill N. Dale Road, Lexington, 40503.
Published on September 16, 2019


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Patricia Blackburn Price
Sep 23, 2019
Sorry for your loss I remember Mr Basconi well . My husband Gary Blackburn was in his store daily we owned some apartments in Oceana and was always needing something , he An his Family were really nice an friendly people 🙏
Mickey Sizemore
Sep 17, 2019
I knew his family and they were really good people. I went to school with Wayne and met his parents a couple of times. They were all extremely nice and hard-working folks that I was proud to call my friends.
Kimberly Burch
Sep 17, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Americo Basconi by Kimberly Burch.  Send flowers
Kimberly Burch
Sep 17, 2019
I had the great privilege of meeting Sylvia and Americo in 2005. Very quickly they captured my heart and admiration. I will remember them both fondly. I am very sorry for the loss of your dear father and grandfather. Until the very end he lived his life in dignity and in an exemplary manner. Rest in peace, Elmer!