Dorothy Windsor Bascomb

January 3, 1924 - February 23, 2023
Dorothy Windsor Bascomb

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Dorothy Windsor (Carter) Bascomb, age 99, a long-time resident of Wading River, NY died Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Sunnybrook Assisted Living, Hendersonville, NC.

She was born Thursday, January 3,1924 in Queens, NY
“Dot” was the daughter of the late Benjamin James and
Gertrude Alice (Windsor) Carter who both immigrated to the US from Wesleyville, Newfoundland in the early 1920’s. Dot grew up in Queens, NY, surrounded by a large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, many of whom were starting a new life in the United States. Dot married her husband, Newell Joseph Bascomb at St. Mark’s Church, Jackson Heights, NY in May of 1947.

As well as being a loving wife and devoted mother to her two children, Newell and Dawn, Dot worked as a secretary, including many years as an administrative assistant at Riverhead High School, Riverhead, NY. She was a long time member of the Wading River Congregational Church, Wading River, NY, where she enjoyed volunteering in many areas including the Women’s Guild. Dot will be remembered for her twinkling blue eyes, warm smile, quick sense of humor and supportive demeanor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Joseph Bascomb; her daughter, Dawn Ellen; her sister, Caroline and brothers, Donald, Fred and Samuel.

She is survived by a son, Newell (wife, Leslie) of Hendersonville, NC; her grandchildren, Erin Bascomb of Andrews, NC, Jennifer Bascomb of Greenville, SC, and Abigail Kraycar, Baltimore, MD. She is also survived by many fond nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Services for Dorothy will be announced at a later date with her burial in Calverton National Cemetery (along side her late husband, Newell), Wading River, NY.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Shuler Funeral Home, 125 Orrs Camp Road, Hendersonville, NC. 828.693.5220.

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