Anthony Basile died at the age of 102. He was a decorated veteran of World War II. A life-long Watertown resident who earned a Bronze Star and a French Legion of Honor for his service in World War II died and made it over the age of 100 died recently. Anthony Basile, 102, of Watertown, passed away on June 14, 2021. Basile was drafted in 1941, before Pearl Harbor, and served in the U.S. Army’s Yankee Division during World War II, said Bob Duncan, who married Basile’s daughter Sandra.