Sister Johanna Anna Angiulli, daughter of the late John and Mary Agnes Checchia Angiulli, died at Mount St. Joseph on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born August 16, 1919, at Fourth Clark near Mount Clare, Harrison County, West Virginia. She attended Northview Junior High and Victory High Schools in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She was employed by the U.S. Army in Washington, DC, 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 BA degree from West Liberty State College and pursued additional studies at Catholic University, Washington, DC; 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 fund-raising 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, friends, and members of her community.
Family and friends will be received from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, at Mount St. Joseph, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, where Vigil Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel with Fr. Bill George, SJ, as celebrant. Interment will be in the Sisters of St. Joseph section at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregation of St. Joseph – Wheeling Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003. Funeral arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Fourteenth and Eoff Streets, Wheeling.
Mike, John & Tonya, Mary Ann, the rest of the Anguilli Family, & the Sisters of St. Joseph,
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. My mom went to school with Sister from grade school thru high school graduation, which my mom spoke very highly of her. I also remember Sister when she was secretary at NDHS. She had the nicest smile & personality. I know she served the Diocese well over the many years & earned her place in Heaven. I realize this is a difficult time for all of you & my thoughts & prayers are with each of you. Time will get better, but never will be the same. She will always be with you thru memories, her stories, & all what she taught you & us as well.
Sister Johanna was the secretary for many years at Notre Dame High School during my years there. We fought over who would be her assistant because everyone loved working with her. She had so much patience and an uncanny knack for keeping the rebellious teenagers in line and in return they respected her like none other.I’ll miss you Sister!! And I’m so much better for having known you.
Sister Johanna what beautiful lady and teacher who deeply touched my life. Very saddened to lose such a special friend God Bless you and thank you till we meet again