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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Cupelli, Aimee Sobbott

Aimee Sobbott Cupelli, 96, of Penn Hills passed away peacefully with family at her side on November 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph R. Cupelli, her parents Paul and Clotilde Sobbott and her brother Paul Lecour Sobbott. Aimee was born in Brooklyn NY, but was raised in various Eastern cities because of her father’s jobs with the Erie Railroad. She graduated from Scranton Central High School where she was the Senior Class Vice-President and co-captain of the girls basketball team. She attended Keystone Junior College where she was President of the Keystone Women’s Organization, co-captain of the women’s basketball team, performed in theater productions and was crowned the 1940 May Queen. She then attended Penn State where she graduated with a degree in Journalism. It was there that she met her future husband. During World War II she worked in the promotions department at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Shortly after the war ended she married Ralph Cupelli and together they had five children. After the youngest of her children started grade school, Aimee went to the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education. She taught for nearly 20 years at Colfax Elementary in Springdale. In retirement Aimee enjoyed golf, bowling, cross-country skiing, travel and tending to her flower gardens. She also enjoyed making stained glass pieces and various arts and crafts. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Aimee is survived by her children Ralph (Suzanne), Louise, David (Vicky), Ann (Jackson) and Robert; her three grandchildren Aimee (John), Nicholas and Kaitlyn; and three great-grandchildren Emma, Isaac and Lucy. She is also survived by her wonderful sisters-in-law Sarah (John) Kauper and Julia (James) Dunstan and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to her home helpers of the last few years, Irene, Carol, Yvonne and Sandy. Aimee was a gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humor and wit, something that will be missed but remembered by all who knew her. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville next to her husband. Donations may be made in her name to the VA Aspinwall, 1010 Delafield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215