I posted on a Social Media site Thursday to say that my son, Chris Basile, had taken a turn for the worse. He has been gravely ill for the last six months. Late Thursday night, he was transferred to the ICU and put on life support.
His Mom, Stepdad and Ben the younger are with him now. Brother David is on the road and should arrive within the hour.
I’m saddened to know that my eldest son is very close to transitioning out of this world. It’s sadder still to be the only family member who can’t get to Albuquerque to be with them.
The family and the Medical team are in agreement that the focus now should be to help Chris transition peacefully and with as little pain as possible.
Joseph Christopher Basile, we have loved you with our whole hearts these forty years. Take our Love with you from this world to the next.
You’re loved up one side of Paradise and down the other. You’ll be greeted by Granddaddy David, Papa Joe and Grandma Lois and your Uncle Mike. He’ll keep you in line up there!
Go with our love. Our love and our tears. And one day — in God’s time — we’ll join you all.
Go forth, O Christian soul, from this world, in the name of God the Father, who created you; in the name of Jesus Christ, who suffered for you; in the name of the Holy Spirit, who walked beside you. May your rest be this day in Peace, and your abode in the Dwelling Place of God. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Commendation of the Soul
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Your loving Father and Family
© 2022 Benjamin Lawrence Basile