Anna (Puppo) Pasquarelli, age 70 of Robinson Township, passed away unexpectedly on August 1, 2020. Born in Castroregio, Calabria in Southern Italy on May 30, 1950 to the late Settimio and Maria (Ippolito) Puppo. Anna immigrated to America at the age of 15 with her family. She had to learn a new language and went on to establish her own roots in the United States, fulfilling the American dream. She met the love of her life, her husband, Emilio at the age of 19. She went on to thrive and became co-owner of the iconic, local landmark, Pasquarelli’s Pizza House in McKees Rocks, with her husband, Emilio. Anna and Emilio recently retired after 46 years with the iconic Pittsburgh eatery.
Anna was a loving daughter, caring sister, passionate wife, adoring aunt, nurturing mother and most importantly held an unwavering devotion to her grandchildren. She treasured her family and embraced every single moment with them. She was also a devoted parishioner at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church for the last 40 years.
Anna is survived by her loving husband, Emilio Pasquarelli, whom she married on April 5, 1975. They shared 45 beautiful and magnificent years together; her three children, Daniel (Suzanne) Pasquarelli, Christina (Jason) Crabtree and Mark (Shayley) Pasquarelli; ten grandchildren, Lorenzo, Roman, Eva, Dante, Adriano, Santino, Milania and Adelina Pasquarelli, Gianna and Jason Crabtree; sister to Giovanni (Janet) Puppo, Lina (Antonino) Tornatore and Dominic (Adele) Puppo; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Anna’s infectious smile and beautiful soul will be greatly missed by the many people she touched during her lifetime.
Family and friends will be welcomed on Wednesday from 2-8pm in the Sanvito Funeral Home, 1650 Broadway, Stowe-Kennedy Township. A Prayer Service will take place in the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9:15am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township.
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