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Isabel Ann Bassford

March 9, 1935 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 87)


Isabel Ann Bassford, 87, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022 in Torrington, CT. at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Isabel was born and raised in Watertown, CT. She did her nurses training at Waterbury Hospital’s School of Nursing and from there she went on to have a career as a Registered Nurse in many capacities. She did research and public health nursing in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also was public health nurse in Waterbury, CT. Isabel started the C.N.A. program at Oliver Wolcott Technical School in Torrington, CT., along with working at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She finished out her nursing career at Fairfield Hills.

Isabel was a beautiful and creative individual whose talents were expressed through gardening and interior design. She loved animals, nature, and outdoor activities. She was a decades long member of the Watertown Garden Club and served many years on the Bethlehem Inland Wetlands Committee.

Isabel will be greatly missed by her daughter Bridget Eileen Grady and her loving son-in-law, Jason Alan Foster. Isabel is survived by her former husband Robert John Grady and her sister Joan Hunt, nephews Richard Hunt, Timothy Hunt, and John Vail.

A Memorial celebration will be held at date TBD in late Spring at her home in Litchfield, CT.

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