Haverhil, MA — Edith M. (Fantini) Basso, the last surviving member of the original 10 Fantini children, died peacefully at Wingate Nursing Home, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was the daughter of Louisa DeCeasar and Sabatino Fantini, founder of the present day Fantini Baking Company in Haverhill. She was preceded in death by brothers, Alexander "Sonny" Fantini, Albert Fantini, Frederick Fantini, Rico Fantini and Ernesto Fantini; her sisters, Alice Fantini Santarelli, Rose Fantini Darcangelo, Celia Fantini Flammia and Rita Fantini Buzzell. Edith was married to WWII casualty, Harry Delva, prior to marrying Carmen A. Basso. She was devoted to St. Rita’s Parish and a member of the St. Rita’s Sodality and Catholic Women’s Club. She then attended All Saints Parish in Haverhill. Edith was formerly employed by the Divison of Unemployment Security Office in Haverhill. She loved traveling, bowling, and was the ‘official family historian.” She leaves several nieces and nephews, including, Mrs. Mildred Battistini, Mrs. Carole Burke, Mr. John R Buzzell, Mr. Ralph Darcangelo, Jr., Mr. Ricky Fantini, Mrs. Marilyn George, Mrs. Dorothy Kerage, Mrs. Gaile Mooradian, Mrs. Janice Sacoco, Mr. Kenneth Santarelli, and several grandnieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call at Rogers-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Haverhill, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. followed by burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.