Adrienne Patricia Basil

1949 - 2015

Adrienne Basil, also known as Anne, and affectionally as Ms. B; passed away peacefully Sunday morning after a brief and relatively painless struggle with cancer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Edith Maffie Basile and Monty P. Basile. They owned a sucessful Italian restaurant, there. Her mom also sang at the restaurant, but passed away while Adrienne was still young. Later' as a young adult, Anne moved to Southern Calif. where she became a hairstylist in Brentwood. She eventually moved to Santa Barbara where she co-owned her own salon. After a period of time, she branched out and started a coffee shop where she hosted poetry readings and enjoyed reaching out to customers. For the past 14 or so years, though, Ms. B has worked in the Carpinteria school district. She loved interacting with the kids and was known for her outgoing care and concern for them, and her quirky sense of humor. The latest stage of her life was as a student at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she studied on weekends and her freetime to complete her Master's degree in Psychology. She also worked as an intern at the Salvation army where, again, she always enjoyed helping and interacting with her clients. In her last days she had hoped to be healed so she could help heal and encourage others. That was not to be... so we hope you find encouragement and healing in your memories of her. She is survived by her three brothers, Monte E.Basile, Mark G. Basile, and Michael W. Basile; numerous friends who will miss her immensely, her dog, Smootchy, her kitty, Kita, and a front porch stray that continues to be fed...

An informal celebration of her life will be at Hendry's Beach, Santa Barbara, Ca. on Thursday July 16th at 5 pm. A memorial website has been set up at

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