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Celeste B. Basile - 90

Matteson, Illinois

Celeste B. Basile nee Smith. Age 90. Celeste was a longtime resident of Matteson, Ill., and recently was residing in Indianapolis.  Celeste was a graduate of Thornton High School. She was a homemaker for many years. She then worked as a dental assistant before working and then retiring from Oak Forest Hospital. She was the wife of the late August Basile. Mother of Susan (James Michael) Isbill, Michael (Rhonda) Basile, Jeanne Basile, Elizabeth (John) Peters and David (Deborah) Basile. Grandmother of Lucas Isbill, August, and Elaina Basile, Zachary, John and Zane Peters, Christopher, and Victoria Basile. Daughter of the late Blanche nee Leveille and Eugene Smith. Sister of the late Kay (late Richard) Berdaus and the late Elizabeth (Jack) Baxter. Beloved sister in-law of Margaret (late Joseph) Basile. Aunt and great-aunt to many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt30, blks E of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Thursday May 18, 2023, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Friday May 19, 2023, 10:45 am from funeral home to St Veronica Church (formerly Infant Jesus of Prague Church), Flossmoor. Mass 11:30 am. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Celeste’s name to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, would be appreciated by the Basile family. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • MarionNipse

    on 05/17/23

  • Irene

    on 05/18/23

    Celeste was a dear friend to Carol and I. We enjoyed many happy times together at Aurilos in Homewood, Il. CELESTE had a unique way of entertaining us;  she made us giggle like little girls.  Celeste's children are blessed to have had such a beautiful, smart and loving mother! God bless all.

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