Marjorie Lenora Young Basu

August 19, 1932 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 89)


Marjorie Lenora Young Basu passed away on November 27, 2021 at her home in Brighton.  She was born in Los Angeles, California on 19th Aug, 1932. Studied at Political Science at Berkeley University, California. Worked in the State Department, Washington DC and later at Banker & Tradesman Real Estate Advertising in Boston. Married John Basu, whom she met while doing Bible Study notes at Brigham’s Restaurant opposite our church in 1983-a marriage of mutually love & enduring happiness and they travelled widely to Europe, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, Bahamas, Bermuda and three 6-month visits to India where she met Mother Theresa twice. Played Special Music at All Saints, Advent & Easter at Brighton Allston Congregational Church for a number of years and sang soprano in the choir under the tutelage of Fernando Michelin. She had great love for music (where she was tutored by Janusz Kowalski), attended Symphony Hall regularly and was fervent in her faith and steady in her church attendance (50 out of 52 Sundays per year) She is survived by her three daughters Suzanne, Sarah and Mary and nine grandchildren. Left behind her husband with a broken heart! 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Brighton Allston Congregational Church 404 Washington Street BRIGHTON on Tuesday December 7th at 12pm. Interment Newton Cemetery.

Visiting in the Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home, Monday, December 6th from 5pm to 6pm 

Following burial her husband John invites everyone to attend reception at Legal Sea Foods 55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill. 

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December 6, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lehman, Reen, McNamara Funeral Home
63 Chestnut Hill Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135

Funeral Service
December 7, 2021

12:00 PM
Brighton Allston Congregational Church
404 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135

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