Sister Johanna Angiulli, CSJ

Sister Johanna (Anna) Angiulli, daughter of the late John and Mary Agnes Checchia Angiulli, died at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born August 16, 1919, at Fourth Clark near Mount Clare, Harrison County. She attended Northview Junior High and Victory High schools in Clarksburg. She was employed by the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She returned to Clarksburg and was employed as a secretary at her alma mater, Victory High School, before entering the Congregation of St. Joseph on September 8, 1949.

As she prepared for her many years of ministry in the church, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Liberty State College and pursued additional studies at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.; Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Countless students, co-workers, and friends remember her dedicated ministry as an educator, librarian, and secretary. She taught at St. Joseph Grade School in Huntington; Cathedral, Corpus Christi and St. Vincent de Paul Grade schools in Wheeling; St. Patrick Grade School in Weston; and St. Anne School in Bristol, Virginia. She was school secretary at Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg and then served as school librarian at Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen.

Sister Johanna faithfully promoted effective leadership and fundraising goals of the West Virginia Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph; she was a charter member of the auxiliary, a member of the board, served as the archivist and on the Membership Committee. She retired to Mount St. Joseph in 2002, where she continued to serve the congregation by sewing and mending for the sisters. She is well-known for the lovely baby quilts she made over the years.

In addition to her parents, Sister Johanna is preceded in death by her brother Ralph and her sisters-in-law Jean and Roanna. She is survived by her brothers: Michael of Clarksburg and Frank of Bridgeport; her sister-in-law Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives in Philadelphia; friends; and members of her community.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on January 20, in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel with Father Bill George, SJ, as celebrant. Interment was in the Sisters of St. Joseph section at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

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