Teresa Cupples

Obituary of Teresa Cupples

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Teresa "Nan" Cupples Peacefully with family, Teresa passed away late Friday night at the age of 85. She leaves behind a legacy of love and giving to others. Raised in Nanticoke PA with her Polish immigrant parents, her sisters, and brothers, the family opened a tavern treasured by locals. In 1953 she met the love of her life, Bucky Cupples from Princeton, and soon after they married in 1955. Leaving Nanticoke behind, Teresa and Bucky started a family in Princeton, where they raised their daughters Tracey and Rebecca and later raised their grandsons Dan, Dylan, and Trevor. Teresa loved to work and started her career early. Right after graduating high school, she worked for Western Union where she was responsible for sending information to national news outlets. Based on her outstanding work, she was asked by Western Union to transfer to a different area in North Jersey. Teresa's heart was in Princeton so she decided to leave Western Union and find a new career working for the Borough of Princeton where she stayed for 29 Years…She served several Mayors, including Robert Cawley, Barbara Sigmund and Marvin Reed. Working for the Borough she earned the nickname "MOTHER TERESA" because of her tireless efforts to indiscriminately help everyone she met…Teresa did not know the meaning of rest; on her free time she was a charter member with the Princeton Engine Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary with over 50 years of service…Teresa also worked for the Mercer County Board of Elections as a District Worker serving Princeton in every election held in the past 40 years…After retiring at the age of 71 from the Borough of Princeton and not feeling satisfied and wanting to give more, she decided to volunteer her time at the Princeton Hospital where she worked for 10 more years…She will be truly missed by all and her mark is indelible…Teresa is survived by her husband Bucky, grandchildren Dan (with wife Kristen), Dylan, Trevor, Andrew, Rebecca, and Oliver…Also her great grandchildren Madison, Reese, Michael, Tracey…And Helen and Joe Tomko, Barbara and David Voorhees, and Gertrude Cupples… The funeral will be held 8:30 am on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 am St. Paul's Church 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery. A viewing will be held Wednesday December 17th from 2-4pm and then again 7-9pm at the funeral home. After the funeral service there will be a celebration of Teresa's life at the Princeton Engine Co. #1 Firehouse…In lieu of flowers the family would like to have donations given to the "PRINCETON ENGINE CO. #1 LADIES AUXILIARY"
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