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Lillian Mae Roncaglione Bazzle, 94, proud to be a coal miner’s daughter

Lillian Mae Roncaglione Bazzle
Lillian Mae Roncaglione Bazzle

WILLIAMSBURG — Lillian Mae Roncaglione Bazzle, 94, went to be with her Maker, Ernie and loved ones Friday, April 23, 2021. She passed over quietly, at home, with her cherished son, Larry, by her side.

Lillian was born June 12, 1926, to Louis and Hazel Roncaglione of Amonate. She was born the fourth of six children and had a happy and blessed upbringing with her siblings. She was proud to be a coal miner’s daughter and loved the Loretta Lynn song of the same name.

Lillian graduated from Big Creek High School in 1944 and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Concord College, Athens, West Virginia, in 1948. At this time, Lillian decided she wanted to teach P.E. and health in the secondary school system and continued on to receive a master’s degree from the University of West Virginia. While working on her graduate degree, she fell in love with her soulmate, Ernie.

On Dec. 26, 1950, Lillian married Ernest Bazzle in her hometown of Amonate. The newlyweds moved to Richmond before settling in Williamsburg. Lillian was very active in the community and enjoyed playing golf. But the highlight for her was welcoming her beloved son, Larry, to the family in 1960.

After Larry was grown, Lillian and Ernie completed their careers and retired. In 2013, after 62 years of marriage, her life’s love, Ernie, preceded her in death. Since then, Larry had lovingly and devotedly been by her side.

Forever and eternally.

Share online condolences with the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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