Allan Bassill

Bassill, Allan


Allan Bassill, 71, of Milton MA.  He was predeceased by his wife, Sophie (Mazurkiewicz) Bassill.  Allan is survived by his daughter Marlene Bassill-Martocchio and her husband Robert of Lynn, his son Gary Bassill of Cambridge and his daughter Kim Bassill of Brockton.  Grandchildren Andrew, Nicole and Abbie of Lynn.  Al is also survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews.  He was the son of Joseph and Hazel (Leonard) Bassill.


Allan grew up in the Andrew Square area of South Boston.  He worked at DiMare Brothers in Boston running all of the warehouse machines.  He then used his experience he obtained growing up collecting scrap metal, performing errands, and hauling trash with a horse “Betsy” and wagon.  In 1968, he purchased Auburn Trucking Corp and named one of his first dump trucks “Betsy”.  Al was known in the industry as one of the hardest workers there was and the mold was broken after he was made.  He was known as “Al Auburn” by many.  He often reminisced about all the work he did over the years and shared comical stories about them as well.  Al retired as President of Auburn Trucking Corp, Disposal Contractors, of South Boston in 2010.


He was passionate about collecting various items and performing carpentry projects.  He loved old movies, Rock-n-Roll music and was always on the dance floor with some of his signature moves.  Al loved both nature and animals.  He had a great sense of humor including “one-liners”.  He gained a wide range of knowledge, as well as, devotion and strong work ethic that was passed down to his children. 


“Dad, you left us too early in life. We love you and will miss you always. You will be forever in our hearts, mind and souls.”


Services to be held on Monday December 2, 2013 from 9-11am at Dolan & Chapman 5 Canton Ave Milton MA  02186. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery 920 Adams Street Dorchester MA  02124. If desired, donations can be made in memory of Al Bassill to The Milton Animal League 181 Governors Stoughton Lane Milton MA  02186.