Naomi Monaco, 92


Naomi (nee Basinger) Monaco, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, surrounded by two of her children and one of her grandchildren.

Naomi was born in a small town in southern Illinois, the youngest of eight children born to Charles Henry Basinger and Blanche Arwilda Basinger (nee Broadhead).

She was preceded in death by Gino, her husband of 65 years; her parents; and her siblings.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Antonio Monaco (Ruth) of Chicago; and sister-in-law, Brigida Giammarco of Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy.  She is also survived by her children, Rosemary Monaco, Henry Daniel Monaco, Darla Monaco Hiltgen (Ken)  and Christopher David Monaco (Patrice); grandchildren, Eleanor Fregni (Tamir Nolley), Nicholas Hiltgen (Anna Mackowiak), Hilary Monaco and Harrison Monaco; several nieces and nephews,  Judith Anderson, Connie Mcvey, Charles Basinger (Sally), Carl Hopkins Jr. (Phyllis), Gina Monaco, Daniele Giammarco (Pina), Roselle Tortis (Floriano), and Anna Maria Schiappa (Nunzio); and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral was held today, Jan. 21, 2014. at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane, Mequon. Burial took place at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon served the family. Condolences can be sent to  www.schmidtandbartelt.com.