Details for Diane C. (Trimarchi) Basil

Diane C. (Trimarchi) Basil, 80, of The Villages, FL, passed away peacefully on October 4th at The Villages Hospital.

She was born July 30, 1941. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband Gabe; her son Jim, his wife Lisa and daughter Gabriela; her son Dave, wife Jennifer and children Madison, Mikayla and Alex; her brother Chuck Trimarchi, wife Bobbi and children Rob, Mike and Pete; her sister-in-law Pat Ciccarelli, her husband Gene and children Allison and Kimberly. She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent and Mary Ann Trimarchi.

Diane and Gabe Basil were married 58 years and made their home in The Villages, Florida. Diane grew up in Schenectady, NY, where she graduated from Draper High School and worked more than 20 years for the Niskayuna (NY) School District. While her initial occupation was in the school library, her true vocation was being a mother and grandmother, she was devoted to her family above all else. A devout Catholic, she was a woman of deep faith who helped instill the same in her family.

Diane was an active part of The Villages community and member of St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. She was also a member of Benvenuto, The Villages Duplicate Bridge and Book Clubs, and loved to play tennis, golf and mahjong. Diane will be deeply missed, but forever remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

The family is planning to hold memorial services in Schenectady, NY and The Villages, FL at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Diane's name to the scholarship program at Schenectady County Community College Foundation, Inc. at 78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305. Online condolences may be made at