Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Breaking News

Obituary Archives

June 13, 2014

Raymond Massaroni

BLUEWELL — Raymond Massaroni, 94, of Bluewell, WV passed away on June 11, 2014 in Princeton, WV. Born in Dijon, France on December 4, 1919, he was the son of the late Premo and Emmilana Imbert Massaroni.

He was a retired miner with Eastern Associates in Herndon, WV. He was also a retired Sergeant of the United States Army, having served in World War II, including 2 years in Kodiak, Alaska and 23 years in the WV Army National Guard. Other than his 3 sons, he  was most proud of his time in military service. He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Armond Massaroni, Earl Massaroni and a sister, Virginia Amici.

He is survived by Evelyn Wood Massaroni, his wife of 67 years, 3 sons, Darrel Massaroni and wife, Sue of Mt. Dora, Florida, Michael Massaroni and wife, Michelle of Princeton, WV and Mark Massaroni of Bluewell, 5 grandchildren, Darci Burke, Ashley Navarro, Sam Mitcham, Nolan Massaroni, Brittany Massaroni and 6 great-grandchildren, Jaden, Parker, Evelyn, Mackenzie Grace, who was born on her great-grandpa's 90th birthday, Arianna and Kobe. He is also survived by one sister, Yolanda Glass of Washington, NC.

Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA with Father Gregory Lyttle officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Military honors will be performed by the WV Honor Guard.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10:30-11:30 at the funeral home.

Family and friends may call or visit the family home this week.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Dorothy Carter Rasnick

    Dorothy Carter Rasnick, 91, of Princeton Health Care Center, formerly of Village Green, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mattie M. Church Allen

    Mattie M Church Allen age 78 of Burk Mountain went home to Heaven Monday July 28, 2014.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mamie Lee Webb Mamie Lee Webb

    Mamie Lee Webb , age 82, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clarence E. Smith

     Clarence E. Smith, 88, of Peterstown formerly of Princeton died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home.

    July 31, 2014

  • Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose

    Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose died at the age of 88 on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2014, at her home in Princeton following an extended illness.

    July 31, 2014

  • Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr. Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr.

    Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly, Jr., 75, of 300 Gott Road in Princeton died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey)

    Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) of Bluefield West Virginia passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Winston-Salem, NC after a brief illness.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Kahle Belcher Glen Kahle Belcher

    BLUEFIELD — Glen Kahle Belcher, 82 of Bluefield, WV went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Jo Gray Betty Jo Gray

    Betty Jo Gray, 76, of the Springfield Center in Lindside, formerly of Princeton Towers, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Juanita Bourne Coon

    Juanita Bourne Coon, age 75 of the Gratton community in Tazewell, VA died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Welmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.

    July 30, 2014