Obituary: Frank A. Basler

Frank A. Basler, at 59
Francis A. Basler, aka FAB, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, formerly of Hull, died unexpectedly Jan. 12. He was 59. 
Mr. Basler loved the simple pleasures in life – his family, friends, good music, and laughter. He had the warmest smile and a contagious laugh. 
Mr. Basler was a gifted and talented man who loved to play his guitar and write songs. There was nothing he couldn’t fix. He loved his model cars and was proud to be called “the grill master.” He loved with his whole heart and touched many.
Those left behind to carry on include: Theresa McNamara, his true life partner; Marc McNamara, his son, best friend, and working partner; and Desiree, the mother of his two beautiful grandchildren, Noah and Kassidee. “Pa” adored Noah and Kassidee. They meant the world to him.
Mr. Basler also has two sons from a previous marriage, to Dianne Perkins-Basler: Joseph Basler and Daniel Basler, who grew into great men and made their father proud. Mr. Basler is also survived by his siblings: Joseph Basler and his wife, Theresa, of Hull, Euanna [Basler] Kelly, and Richard Basler of Brockton; nieces and nephews Christopher, Alyssa, and Kevin Basler, and Lindzie Boucher, all of Hull; and a boatload of aunts, uncles, and cousins very dear to him, including cousins Cathie McInnis, Pattie Fleming, and Richard Saia.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate FAB’s life on Sunday, June 4, at the Hull Village Cemetery. The service will begin at 1 p.m. and a cookout – “FAB style” – will follow at Joe and Theresa Basler’s home at 65 J St. Please come with your favorite FAB stories and a light heart. He would want tears to be few and drowned out by laughter from all the happy memories he gave to all.