Lenore Mary Basso

Resident of Alameda

Lenore Mary (Bobbie) Basso passed away peacefully on July 1, 2014, in Alameda. She was 10 weeks short of her 100th birthday. Lenore Mary was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Berkeley, the daughter of Frank Sullivan and Alice Gallagher Sullivan. 

Bobbie lived life to the fullest, claiming her good humor came from her Irish heritage. She will always be remembered for her excellent pastries and her enjoyment of a cup of coffee and talking to her family and friends. She attributed her long life to being born before processed foods and maintaining a healthy relationship with a box of See’s Candy.

In 1934, Bobbie married the love of her life Richard Cosimo Basso of San Francisco. They moved to Danville in 1949 and it was there that they raised their family. They opened the popular Brass Door restaurant with their partner Mickey Schlesinger in San Ramon. Their son Danny still owns and runs the Brass Door. Bobbie and Dick retired to Placerville in 1981. Dick passed away in Placerville, and Bobbie moved to Alameda to be close to family. 

Bobbie is survived by two of her eight sisters, Murrie Olsen of Yountville and Fern Ghiglieri of Gardnerville, Nev., her children David (Marie), Danny (Denise), Christine, Katie (Michael), seven grandchildren, soon-to-be eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A private mass will be held. Please light a candle for her at your local parish. Donations can be made to Saint Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco. 

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