Lola (Bufagna) Rozzi

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Lola Eurosia (Bufagna) Rozzi, 82, of

Laureldale, died January 2, 2019, at Tower Health-Reading Hospital, West Reading.

She was the widow of Lorenzo, who died April 7, 2004.

Born March 10, 1936, in Roccafluvione, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Pietro and Assunta (Angellozzi) Bufagna.

Lola was a graduate of Elisabetta Trebbiani Scuola Magistrale where she received a certificate of teaching in elementary education. She attended University of Urbino in Italy, where she studied school administration and


A teacher for 50 years, Lola was employed at Colonia Pio XII in Acquasanta Terme, Italy, as an elementary school teacher and as the director of their summer school. She was also an Italian language instructor at Holy Rosary Church, the Italian Heritage Council of Berks County and the

Italian American Cultural Center of PA. She was also the Italian language teacher for 27 years at Cabrini Academy in Reading, where she taught students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Lola was the founder of the Festa della Donna

celebration, in Reading.

She was the author of two children's books, "lo Imparo I'ltaliano" and "Maschere d'Italia."

Lola was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, Hyde Park.

Surviving are her four children: Helen, wife of John Sahi, of Willington, Conn.; Stephen, husband of Raylene Rozzi, of Arlington, Va.; Paola Rozzi, of Laureldale; and Christine Rozzi, of Laureldale.

She is also survived by her brother, Dalmazio Bufagna, of Ascoli Piceno, Italy; and by her sister, Gianfranca Zappasodi, of Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy.

Other survivors include her seven grandchildren:

Catherine, Alexander, Eric, Ash, Antonio, Mario and


Lola was preceded in death by her brother, Sergio Bufagna.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Church, 3121

Kutztown Road, Muhlenberg Township.

Viewings will be held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, and Saturday morning, from 10-11 in the church.

Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

For online condolences, visit

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Stitzel Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605
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Published in Reading Eagle from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2019
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