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Peters Township

Frances Anita Pelle

Frances Anita Pelle, age 78 of Centreville, VA, born and raised in Carnegie, PA passed away surrounded by family on Friday, September 7, 2018. Born on February 13, 1940, she was the daughter of Teresa Sorbora Pelle and Bruno Pelle. Dear sister to Anna (the late Joseph) Schirripa, Mickey Pelle, Rosemarie (the late Gino) Trombetta, and Dr. Joseph (Glenda) Pelle and sister-in-law to Joe Capogreco. She was also blessed with many loving nieces and nephews. Frances was preceded in death by her sister Julia Capogreco.

As a young adult, she stepped away from her hometown of Carnegie and built a life for herself that she was proud of in the DC area. Francey was a devoted Catholic who had a loving heart. She gave her all to her godchildren and cherished her friends. Francey enjoyed traveling and hosting people who visited to sight see in Washington DC area.

A Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 330 3rd Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106, (412) 276-1011. Internment will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Timothy Catholic Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Road, Chanantilly, VA 20151.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

20 Condolences

  1. Joseph Pelle on September 8, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Fran, With tender loving care, we wish you the best. Always find comfort in the peace of God. We love you always and wish we could have been there with you at the end, but no such luck. We hope you find peace and comfort being laid with Mama and Papa to rest into eternity. They love you and will take good care of you. Hopefully, you will cheer them up during your stay. May the loving peace of God stay with you all. May you rest in peace for all of eternity!



  2. Michelle Pelle on September 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Aunt Fran, I am so happy you will be with Papa and Mama. Love and peace to you for eternity. Your generosity and kindness will be remembered, and your wonderful laugh.



  3. Carla Morgan on September 8, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Aunt Fran, I love you and will always miss you. I feel that same ache in my heart that I felt when I was a little girl and you left for DC. But this time, I am grateful that your suffering is over and that you are finally FREE!
    You always have and always will hold a special place in my heart.
    Thank you for loving me all these years??



  4. Nicole Garrity on September 8, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Aunt Fran, You are unforgettable. As a little girl, I remember visiting you in DC and thinking how cool it was that you were a career lady. Your stories and your laugh will stay with me always. Thank you for being our beloved aunt and such a colorful, vivid part of our family. We will miss you, but are thankful you’re now at peace in heaven.



  5. Lenore Pelle on September 9, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Aunt Fran your beautiful smile and laughter will saddly be missed. May you be at peace now with family members that have passed before you. What a marvelous greating you will get from them all. Now they get your loving heart and laughter once again in heaven. My memory of you coming to Carnegie at holiday times when you would take the train from Washington DC to visit. You would take one neice forca bus ride to Downtown Pittsburgh to go shopping. What a special time it was riding the bus and hearing your stories of your growing up. You are so loved by so many and eill be saddley missed. I’m sorry and love you dearly.



  6. Teresa Jennings on September 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Dearest Aunt Frannie…
    My mother (your sister Julie) loved her little sister dearly and would do anything for you whether it was an ear to listen to your adventures from DC or to help you in other ways as her empathetic heart was always flowing over for you. You are with her now in heaven and It is comforting to know as she definitely has clout up there, that you are by her side exactly where you both yearned to be one day.
    Your laugh made me laugh and your faith was always inspiring.
    Your were an unforgettable woman and will be remembered lovingly always!



  7. JoAnna Naylor on September 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Aunt Fran

    I have fond memories of you visiting from DC and sitting at my Mom’s table until the wee hours of the morning listening to all of your stories about work and friends, al of your travel destinations and just life in general. I will always remember walking the Ateip District with you early on Saturday mornings to buy fresh bread, soppressata and cheese. We would only bring half of what we bought home with us. We couldn’t resist nibbling as we walked. You were a wonderful role model for all of us and you will be greatly missed. I have no doubt that your contagious laugh has got the attention of a few angels; and I’m sure our family has greeted you at the gates of Heaven with open arms, a toast of homemade Italian Red and a dance or two. Love you always



  8. Tena Thompson on September 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Condolences and Prayers to Family and Friends. She was special to so many!



  9. Sarah Mackle on September 10, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Much love to all and sending my heartfelt condolence. May Francey rest in peace.



  10. Louise DeSimone on September 10, 2018 at 8:45 am

    For My Friend,
    Frannie and I met some 30 years ago at a meeting of Avanti, two single women in love with life. She had a gift for planning and organizing affordable, short distant driving trips that were so much fun. I will always be grateful for her friendship in good times and bad. Fall was her favorite time of year and one thing she always did was to go apple picking. I still have a little basket that she brought me with apples in it, of course. Now, and all these years later, I have treasured that little basket and keep it in my pantry where it stores my potatoes. She added love and laughter to many of my family Thanksgiving dinners.
    Thank you, Frannie for being you. Rest now, perfect, whole and happy.



  11. Janice Schenk on September 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for her dear family and friends who loved and cared for her. May she rest in the arms of our loving Father. John&Janice Schenk



  12. Bruno Schirripa on September 10, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I smile remembering your energy and humor. You are forever in heart and mind.

    Bruno Schirripa (Bruno Numero Due)



  13. Rosemarie Trombetta on September 11, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Dear Frances, I have always marveled as your older sister how you come up with so many wonderful ideas to have fun. To visit enjoy life by your travel and your stamina that took you from Carnegie to Virginia as a single girl and remain so all these years. You had a huge time u party at my house after you came home from Hawaii and then

    decided to move to DC area i in the CIA. Took a lot of guts and fortitude to make this move. But the biggest marvel was how you find your way home 25 years at my house for the Christmas holidays and all the rest of the holidays because you love your family so much and especially your godchildren. I remember I asked you
    to make The Christian retreat Called Cursillo And your Christian life was iInhansed and blessed by your numerous Christian friends. You even invited Frank McMahon a
    Special friend of yours and a godmother to one of his to make the Beautiful Christian retreat and I sent him a letter prayers and he told me that he carried it in his pocket for years that helped him through his work. You were an instrument of peace and love and joy to many transplanted people in your area who remember you to this day. I held your hand as you were passing on to the Lord And those last difficult breathing moment you had and I’m blessed to have been there with you with Anna to share your passing on. You looked up to me and my eyes and said I want freedom and at that very moment I saw deep breath and something creeping through your stomach and chest and out and as I held your hand I knew that was the spirit taking you home. What a blessing. We had our moments but I know you always trusted me and thought my advice was helpful. Thanks for all the laughter and good times when you hosted us around those beautiful places in Washington DC Virginia and Maryland. Just like your mom and dad came here from Italy and built a beautiful life you did the same thing and built a beautiful life in Virginia and still shared it here in Pennsylvania with your loving family who will miss you say hello to all our family in heaven. And keep on making laughter when the angels get together I love you sister. See you soon on the other side I will keep your soul in prayer every day my life. As I do all my angels in heaven. We are all so very Blessed!!!!gTill we meet again!!!??????



  14. Rosemarie Trombetta on September 11, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Dear Frances, I have always marveled as your older sister how you come up with so many wonderful ideas to have fun. To visit enjoy life by your travel and your stamina that took you from Carnegie to Virginia as a single girl and remain so all these years. You had a huge time u party at my house after you came home from Hawaii and then

    decided to move to DC area i in the CIA. Took a lot of guts and fortitude to make this move. But the biggest marvel was how you find your way home 25 years at my house for the Christmas holidays and all the rest of the holidays because you love your family so much and especially your godchildren. I remember I asked you
    to make The Christian retreat Called Cursillo And your Christian life was iInhansed and blessed by your numerous Christian friends. You even invited Frank McMahon a
    Special friend of yours and a godmother to one of his kids to make the Beautiful Christian Cursillo retreat and I sent him a prayer letterand he told me that he carried it in his pocket for years that helped him through his work. You were an instrument of peace and love and joy to many transplanted people in your area who remember you to this day. I held your hand as you struggled bresthing.,.Anna and I heard those last words “ I want freedom”and at that very moment I saw a deep breath and something creeping through your stomach and chest and out and as I held your hand I knew that was the spirit taking you home. What a blessing. We had our moments but I know you always trusted me and thought my advice was helpful. Thanks for all the laughter and good times when you hosted us around those beautiful places in Washington DC Virginia and Maryland. Just like your mom and dad came here from Italy and built a beautiful life you did the same thing and built a beautiful life in Virginia and still shared it here in Pennsylvania with your loving family who will miss you dearly, say hello to all our family in heaven. And keep on making laughter when the angels get together I love you sister! I will keep your soul in prayer every day my life. As I do all my angels in heaven. We are all so very Blessed!!!????



  15. Rosemarie Trombetta on September 11, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Dear Frances, I have always marveled as your older sister how you come up with so many wonderful ideas to have fun. To visit enjoy life by your travel and your stamina that took you from Carnegie to Virginia as a single girl and remain so all these years. You had a huge time u party at my house after you came home from Hawaii and then

    decided to move to DC area i in the CIA. Took a lot of guts and fortitude to make this move. But the biggest marvel was how you find your way home 25 years at my house for the Christmas holidays and all the rest of the holidays because you love your family so much and especially your godchildren. I remember I asked you
    to make The Christian retreat Called Cursillo And your Christian life was iInhansed and blessed by your numerous Christian friends. You even invited Frank McMahon a
    Special friend of yours and a godmother to one of his kids to make the Beautiful Christian Cursillo retreat and I sent him a prayer letterand he told me that he carried it in his pocket for years that helped him through his work. You were an instrument of peace and love and joy to many transplanted people in your area who remember you to this day. I held your hand as you struggled bresthing.,.Anna and I heard those last words “ I want freedom”and at that very moment I saw a deep breath and something creeping through your stomach and chest and out and as I held your hand I knew that was the spirit taking you home. What a blessing. We had our moments but I know you always trusted me and thought my advice was helpful. Thanks for all the laughter and good times when you hosted us around those beautiful places in Washington DC Virginia and Maryland. Just like your mom and dad came here from Italy and built a beautiful life you did the same thing and built a beautiful life in Virginia and still shared it here in Pennsylvania with your loving family who will miss you dearly, say hello to all our family in heaven!! I love you sister! I will keep your soul in prayer every day my life. As I do all my angels in heaven. We are all so very Blessed!!!????



  16. Gemma Handerhan Herbert on September 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Frannie was my good friend in Hugh School. We had many good times and laughs together. I will always remember her with Love.
    Gemma Handerhan Herbert



  17. Rita Kelly & Jay Rhue on September 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Our Dear Friend of 58 Years Fran Pelle has moved to be with our Heavenly Father in Heaven. We met in the Bessemer building located in downtown Pittsburgh. We first met while interviewing for jobs with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. We both got hired and it was the beginning of a long friendship. When Met Life moved to Greentree Parkway Center we both moved with the company to the new office. We went out to many dances together. You were one of my bridesmaids at my wedding back on June 29, 1963 @ St. Cyril Of Alexandria Catholic Church (Brighton Heights North Side). My parents loved you. Your laugh would make another person laugh just hearing it. We rode a Greyhound bus to Camden, New Jersey to attend a US Navy Ball with my Fiancee, Jay in 1961. While we exited the bus to stretch…..some guy took your seat. When we came back he was asleep and you tapped him and said “sir this is my seat” but he would not budge. You yelled out loud “”your not asleep and this is one for the books”. You had to move to another seat. We both laughed about it as in those days everything was funny. We were Pelle & Kelly (only 4 months apart in age). When strolling around Heaven look for my younger brother Jack he’ll know you, my parents, and brothers Eddie & Jimmy. SOooooo glad we kept in touch all these years !!!!! Eternal Rest Grant To Fran And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her. May Her Soul And All The Souls Of The Faithful Departed Rest In Peace….Amen.



  18. Rosemarie Trombetta on September 13, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Hello dear friends!
    I apologize for the triplicate
    Message above!?
    That was a computer error!
    I was still editing it when it zipped away! Probably my error too!
    Shocked me to see it three times!
    So sorry! I’m loving reading all these remarks to her! Brings back memories and timelines!!!
    Loved her Dearly! Blessings to her and all of you too!
    Love U Deatly Francey and missing you already!
    Rosemarie Trombetta ( sister)??



  19. Bob Kinzler on September 13, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Fran, may God grant you eternal rest. From one of your classmates @ St. Luke High School. Rest in Peace.



  20. Pat vercammen on September 14, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Francey and I were friends in school. We had lots of laughs and good times. I’m sure she is way up there in heaven having a fine time with others she knows! Her suffering on this earth is over but she will be missed by all that loved her! RIP Fran!



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