Florence Mary Basye, 87, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Highland Falls, NY on Friday, November 23, 2018. She was born December 5, 1930 in Clayton, New Mexico to the late Emilia (Lopez) Dominguez Archuleta and Benito Dominguez. Flo was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Max P. Basye who she met during the Korean War Campaign in the Women's Army Corp's nursing program. Flo was a retired secretary to the Chief of Staff at USMC at West Point, NY. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Highland Falls. A matriarch, her love and dedication to family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren is mirrored in the mutual devotion of family and friends.
She had three daughters, Debra Galu (James), Sandra Schneider (Daniel), and the late Catherine LaBrake (Jerry). Survivors include eight grandchildren: Jacqueline Rizzuto (Ralph), JJ Galu (Chie), Joseph Galu (Jessica), Jesse Duvall (Robert), Carissa Gullickson (Marc), Mathew LaBrake (Kerry), Deborah Marshall (Tyler), Charles Schneider; and fifteen great-grandchildren: RJ, Santina, Leo, Julianne, Autumn, Marisa, Alex, AJ, Gavin, Luca, Nolan, Everly, Lincoln, Max and (baby) Bob. She is also survived by her brothers, Alfred Dominguez, Ronnie Dominguez (Charlotte), Jimmy Archuleta (Betty), sisters, Elise Martinez and Lydia Montano (Benny). Flo was predeceased by her brother Freddie Dominguez and her sister Stella Pacheco.
There will be no visitation. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, December 28th at Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. Interment of cremains will follow in West Point Cemetery, where Flo will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Max.
Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church of Highland Falls, NY or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.