Susan (Nero) Basilone, age 93 of Ellenton, FL and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Life Path Hospice, Sun City Center, Brandon, FL. Born June 21, 1927 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Nicola and Mary Louise (Pasalaqua) Nero. A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, Susan worked as an operator for Bell Telephone and retired from the Croatian Fraternal Union in Monroeville. She was also a member of the Sons of Columbus, Genova Council #6 of Clairton and the Bell Pioneer. Susan is survived by her son Anthony (Denise) Basilone of Ellenton FL, his son Christopher (Shyra) Basilone and his daughter Nadia, and daughters Bianca and Gianna Basilone; her daughter Michelle (Michael) Mitchko of Canonsburg, her sons Michael (Courtney) Mitchko and their sons James and Maxwell and Matthew (Vanessa) Mitchko and their children Ava and Mason.; her son Jim (Kristen) Basilone of Murrysville his sons Jimmy (Erica) Basilone and their children Niko and Keegan and Joshua (Cristen) Basilone; and her son and Jim’s twin John (Beata) Basilone of Manchester, NH and his children Dana (Grant) O’Hara and their children Dominic, Nico, and Lucca, Jonathan (Danielle) Basilone and their children Anthony and Lino, and Shane Basilone; also many nieces and nephews; and Susan’s dear friend who was like a daughter to her: Donna (Rick) Selby. Besides her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her great-grandson Liam Basilone; her sister Ann Yacavace; and her brothers Anthony, Dominic, and Carl Nero who are all eagerly awaiting her arrival in Heaven. Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 3 PM to 7 PM. In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Blessing will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 AM. Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.
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