William (Billy) Bastedo


June 2, 1950 -  November 1, 2013

Billy of Rome, NY was born in Geneva, NY on June 2, 1950 he went home to the Lord on November 1, 2013 after a tough and brave battle with a heart condition.

Billy was a very special person with a truly remarkable soul. He was loved by many, especially his family who are now feeling lost without him. Billy lived a very happy life. He enjoyed his daily walks to Tops Supermarket for coffee and his favorite treat, chicken wings. He loved to visit all his friends especially Eeyore Senyshyn who was always there for him (Thank you Eeyore!). He also loved going to Bingo a few times a week with his sister, Helen. Billy loved movies and collected many, and also loved all the Late Night shows and their hosts. He loved animals and he had one pet kitty named Cuddles that he absolutely loved and never forgot. Billy most importantly had a very close relationship with God and his prayers were known to work miracles.

He touched many lives and there were certain people that touched Billy’s. Rocky Nigro, Tracy Froelich, Harry Aley and Peggy Underwood were a few of many that he truly enjoyed the company of. While Billy may be gone here on earth, he will forever live on in the hearts of people who loved him.

Billy is survived by his sisters, Mary Medick, Helen News, Clara (Ann) Beers, Sara Bastedo, Sheila Bastedo; one niece, Charissa (Mathew) Matewicz; two great-nieces, Bianca Marie and Sabrah Smith; one great-great-niece, Zaelyn Annarissa; and one great-great-nephew, Ryott Albert. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Bastedo; a sister Candace Bastedo; a nephew Lance Beers; and his furever friend Cuddles.

Services: We regret to say that there will be no services scheduled, as Billy will be cremated and his remains sent to his family in Michigan, where they will have a private family service. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Billy’s name to the Rome Humane Society.

Dear Billy,
You and Candy are embedded in some of my earliest childhood memories . . . , always greeting me with a glowing smile, forever pleasant.  After reading the wonderful words above, it is obvious you left footprints on many hearts, mine included.  God bless you Billy
 - with love, Dennis Parrish

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