Harris I. Baseman ’53

Harris I. Baseman ’53 died on April 26, 2023, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

(The following was provided by the Dignity Memorial on April 26, 2023)

Harris I. Baseman ’53

Harris I. Baseman ’53

It is with great sadness that the family of Harris Isaac Baseman announce his passing on April 26 at his home in Chestnut Hill, MA. He was 91 years old.

Harris grew up in Arlington, MA, and attended Bowdoin College. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and practiced transactional law at Bernkopf, Goodman and Baseman in Boston, where he was a partner.

Harris was a man of great intellect, many talents, and evolving passions. One of his greatest talents making each of his five daughters feel as if she was his favorite. He thought deeply about world problems and believed he could solve many of them if only the right people would listen to him! He loved spending winters in St. Croix, where he snorkeled and challenged his daughters to spot a barracuda. Summers were spent on Cape Cod. He bonded with friends on the golf course. He loved all music, especially big band. He was a lover of all kinds of mysteries, most notably Agatha Christie’s, which he sometimes read in French to practice his less than formidable skills. Most of all, he adored his wife of almost fifty years, Peggy. In his retirement he authored five books.

Harris is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Baseman, and his five daughters, Karen Baseman, Elise Chadwick, Susan Cogdell, Alix Aguilera, and Kate Lupo. He also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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