Sister Gabriella Wagner, 102, died peacefully at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling on February 8, 2021 with a sister at her bedside. Sr. Gabriella (Angela) was born in Triadelphia on July 9, 1918. She grew up in a faith-filled family of 14. Preceding her in death are her parents, Herman C. and Angela (Weiss) Wagner, her brothers, Herman B., Jerry, George, Joseph, and Paul Wagner, her sisters, Srs. Jean Marie Wagner and Anna Wagner, Rita Wright, Marie Kennedy, Martha Ross and Dorothy Fitzsimmons. Surviving are two brothers, Charles (Patricia) and John Wagner and multitudes of nieces, nephews and their children. Sr. Gabriella was a Sister of St. Joseph for 85 years, having the distinction of being the Sister longest in the Wheeling Congregation. Sr. Gabriella earned a BS Ed degree from Duquesne University and an MTS degree from Catholic University of America. She spent nearly half a century teaching children throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. She had a great love of mathematics and sciences. Sister taught at St. Mary and Notre Dame, Clarksburg; St. Peter, Fairmont; St. Joseph, Huntington; St. Francis Xavier, Moundsville; St. Thomas, Thomas; St. Patrick, Weston; Blessed Martin, Central Catholic, Corpus Christi, and St. Vincent Home for Girls in Wheeling. Following her retirement as an educator, she served as Treasurer of the SSJ Retirement Foundation for more than two decades. In 2015 at her 80th Jubilee, Sister Gabriella said, “I have truly been blessed by God as a member of an exceptionally large and faith-filled family, growing up with my siblings on the Wagner Farm on Middle Wheeling Creek. By the time I was in second grade, I knew deep in my heart that God was calling me to membership in an even larger family – the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wheeling. Maybe it was the influence of Sister Mary Joseph Arthur, whom I dearly loved. I remember with great joy my classmates at St. Vincent Parish School and St. Joseph Academy. I treasure memories of close relationships with students whom I have taught and faculty members and parents who supported my efforts as an educator for nearly fifty years in a dozen parochial and central schools of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese. I continue to be nurtured by relationships within the Congregation of St. Joseph, my family of origin, residents of Mount St. Joseph, and celebrants of our liturgies provided by the Wheeling Jesuit University priests. My life is also enhanced by relationships with many of our associates and auxiliary members, employees at Mount St. Joseph, and a host of friends whose company enables me to live out our charism of Loving Union of all persons with God and with one another.” Sister was a much-loved crafter at the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Sale. For thirty years, she designed and sewed many various, beautiful handmade stuffed animals and other items to delight children and adults alike. She created 650 teddy bears among her many sewn items. Due to continuing pandemic restrictions, services will be conducted privately. Arrangements are being made through Altmeyer Funeral Home in Wheeling.