Ronda Buchmeier, 58, departed this life on January 23, 2021, at home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved mother of her two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas Buchmeier.
Ronda was born in Greenville, PA on January 19, 1963, to the late Ronald and Nancy (Waring) Nickerson. She spent her childhood in Linesville, PA, and was active both in her church and the 4-H Organization. Ronda enjoyed horseback riding, and owned horses while still at home with her parents.
Ronda graduated from Linesville High School in 1981 and received her bachelor's degree in family social work from Edinboro State University. She went on to complete her master's degree in her field from Southern Connecticut State University. In 1991, She married Richard Buchmeier, Jr. They later divorced.
Ronda was a family services case worker, and later a supervisor, for the State of Connecticut's Department of Developmental Services. Ronda was very community-conscious, and volunteered for Lights of Hope, an organization that raised funds for a wide variety of charities. She also served at a local food pantry and soup kitchen. She kept in touch with many people she had met over the years and was a great source of encouragement. Ronda loved to travel and enjoyed a wide variety of arts and crafts. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, but family was most important to her. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with (and taking pictures of) her sons, who were her pride and joy.
Ronda is survived by: son Benjamin Buchmeier; son Nicholas Buchmeier; brother Randy (Nancy) Nickerson; brother Rob (Cheryl) Nickerson. Ronda was proceeded in death by her parents, Ron and Nancy (Waring) Nickerson.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, January 31st from 2-4PM at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm Street, Wallingford. Kindly adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Lights of Hope, Inc., PO Box 553, Cheshire, CT, 06410 (cheshireslightsofhope.com) or to the Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10006-3111 (cancerresearch.org). To leave a message of remembrance or for directions, please visit www.BaileyCares.com.
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