Roseann Lee (Benson) Bass

Born: Tue., Aug. 15, 1944
Died: Thu., Sep. 19, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 27, 2019
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 28, 2019
Location: Fort Shantok Cemetery

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Voluntown - Roseann Bass, endearingly known as “Rose,” Wife, Sister, Auntie,
Grandma, Mom or her Mohegan Tribal name “ Flowing Wind .” Rose
passed to the next realm on September 19th 2019. She was born in New
Haven CT August 15 1944, having blessed this world’s inhabitants for 75
She joins her beloved daughter Michele Christiano, loving husband
Samuel Bass, “Poppy,” and her sister Lilian Sullivan.
She is survived by and missed dearly by her children Debra Allis and
Mike Cusimano, sisters; June Sperry and Regina Keefe: grandchildren
Kayla , Leah, Anthony, Sarah, Nevaeh, many nieces, nephews, her in-laws
and many friends. Although sad, we as family rejoice in her reunion of her
ancestors, sister, daughter and husband.
She was a genuine, loving, beautiful soul, whose happiness was
spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed telling stories, her
Mohegan heritage, culture and native crafts. She had a great love for all
creatures, nature and especially her pets. Her loving spirit, humorous wit
will always be carried in the hearts of those privileged to make her
Calling hours will be held on September 27th from 5 PM to 7PM at Gagne-
Piechowski Funeral Home; located at 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT
Graveside service will be held on September 28th at 11AM at Fort
Shantok State Park, Mohegan Burial grounds; located at 75 Gallivan Lane
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