Joan Basquill

May 1, 1937 - December 7, 2014
Joan Basquill


Joan Basquill passed away December 7, 2014 in Wilmington, NC.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 1, 1937. Joan modeled for Wanamaker’s Department Stores in the 1950’s, raised three sons with her beloved husband Francis Basquill. She worked in health care as a receptionist at the Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia and retired to live in Wilmington in 2007 to be near her son.

Throughout her life she enjoyed social activities, supported music and the arts, and spent many hours enjoying South Jersey and Carolina beaches. She was proud to be the sister of NBA Hall of Fame member, Paul Arizin.

Joan is survived by her three sons, their wives and, 7 grandchildren including, Mark and Linda Basquill, Patrick, Joseph, and Gwendolyn; Kevin and Kris Basquill, David and Shannon, Edward and Iva Basquill, Caleb, Grace, and Piper Joy.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Philadelphia where her ashes will be placed beside her beloved husband.

Please make a donation in her memory to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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