Obituary: Richard August Basque, 81, of Milford

Richard August Basque, 81, of Milford, employed with SNET as an engineer, died Oct. 16, in Connecticut Hospice.

Born on Aug. 22, 1935, in Bridgeport to the late Donat and Gertrude Tesch Basque.

Survived by his wife, Joan Blotney Basque, sons, Richard Basque Jr. of Crayton, N.H., Michael Basque (Lisa) and Ronald Basque (Cassandra), all of Milford, a daughter, Susan Lewis (Dan) of Trumbull, brothers, John (Celia), Ken (Fay), Ted and David Basque, sisters, Pat Basque and Jerry (Bob) Cirella, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours: Friday, Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m., Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford. Services: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m., St Mary Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions: Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.