Remembering Robert E. Pepi AIA Emeritus
Robert E. Pepi, 89, a longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully on Tuesday August 30, 2022. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John & Marianna (Sortino) Pepi, and the beloved husband of 44 years to Maria (Hackett) Pepi.
Robert was inducted into the Army in 1953 during the Korean War, and served as a draftsman at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Baltimore, MD. He was honorably discharged in 1955, and received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Outstanding Marksman Trophy.
After the military, Robert attended Wentworth College and Boston Architectural Center at night and became a licensed Registered Architect. He worked in construction as a carpenter during the day, and continued his education in architecture until his passing. He worked in Worcester as an Associate Architect for Kubitz and Pepi Architectural Firm for a few years before starting his own successful practice. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects.