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On January 11th the Lord called an earthly angel home. Anna grew up in Duquesne, PA. In the 1948 high school yearbook, her personal goal was "To live a happy life," and that is just what she did. In 1956 she married Francis R. Wagner and they resided in Mt. Lebanon. Their constant devotion to each other lasted 60 years, until his passing in 2015. The love they shared was an example for all of the family, as were her constant good works in the world. She would unabashedly hug a person with AIDS, or entertain recovering addicts at her table without judgment. Anna read mail to a blind neighbor and checked on neighbors that were ill. One of her greatest pleasures was leading the cheering section at St. Anne's basketball games, where she earned the reputation as one of their greatest fans. All who attended any games with her will remember it! Anna retired from Mt. Lebanon School District food service at the age of 72 after working 28 years with colleagues, bosses, teachers and students whom she dearly loved. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Anne Church and was an associate member of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Anna also walked every Sunday morning to 8:00 a.m. Mass to serve as an usher until she was 85 years old, and she held it as one of greatest honors. Anna Wagner was the best kind of wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, colleague, neighbor and friend. She taught us the value of hard work, to avoid envy and to love the Lord above all. Her memory will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her and were showered in the joy of her "happy life!" Special thanks to the staff of the Baptist Home who made her new "home" a place of joy and love. She truly loved all of you and we were so grateful for your care. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Wagner; her parents, Mary and Michael Boronky; and brother, Michael Boronky (Greensburg). She is survived by her sister, Mary Sikora (Battle Creek, MI) her sister-in-law, Esther Humes, her children, Michael F. Wagner (Jenny) (Takoma Park, MD) and Nancy Lee Kraemer. Also her grandchildren, Amanda Kraemer, Andrea Rizza (Anthony) (Brooklyn, NY), and Alex (Brooklyn, NY), Ceilidh, and Jack Wagner were God's greatest gifts to her. Family and friends will be welcomed at LAUGHLIN CREMATION & FUNERAL TRIBUTES, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anne Church, 400 Hoodridge Drive Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. Interment in St. Anne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anne School, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Castle Shannon, PA 15234.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2018.
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January 20, 2018
To Anna's family, Sorry to read the obituary for your Mom. She was a special person and I was so happy she worked for me. Always a smile and willing to help. She was so proud of her children. Anna was one of my "Ladies" I will always remember. Sincerely, Irene Jones
Irene Jones
January 18, 2018
My prayers and thoughts have been w/Anna's family this past week! Her Daughter and Son and Grandchildren loved and respected their Grandmother! Anna had much love and devotion to her husband, and cared for him and saw to all his needs while he was confined to home! I first met Anna at St.Anne's Church through membership in the Confraternity of Christian Mother and continued further w/the Associate Program of Divine Providence! May her soul through the Mercy of God rest in peace!
Gertrude McCrum
January 17, 2018
Anna was a dear friend who was always there when you needed her. She was not afraid of work or of dirtying her hands. She had a great love for children, especially her Grandchildren. I recall her many trips to the Day Care to pick them up. She always wore a smile! Those smiles were catchy! Anna, may you enjoy heaven with all your Loved Ones!
Sr. Ann Catherine Fuchs
January 17, 2018
Sr. Ann Catherine Fuchs
January 17, 2018
I am so sorry I could not attend the viewing nor Anna's funeral. She was one of the most dedicated and hard working people I have ever met. She was first of all, a woman of deep faith. She loved St. Anne's Church and School and would do anything to support it! I remember her when her children attended the school ~ cooperative, faithful, active, energetic are the words I know for her. She thought St. Anne's was the best educational system around and assured others of it. She volunteered whenever something was needed. Important to her in life was God, her family, her church and those who needed her help. She is now embraced by the God she so faithfully served! Eternal rest to you, Anna. You are missed by the many who knew you.
Sr. Marlene Luffy
former teacher and principal of St. Anne's
January 17, 2018
I am so delighted to know the "REAL" story of a follow associate. Thank you for your service to mankind.
Blessings to you as you search heaven for the people of your life. Also, Blessings to your family as
they carry on your life gifts. Associate, Cathy Wronkovich
Catherine Wronkovich
January 17, 2018
I am happy for Anna that she is now in the eternal embrace of God. As a Sister of Divine Providence and a parishioner of St. Anne's until I entered, I am grateful for all her service to the parish and St. Anne's School. My family and I have benefited from her faithfulness.
Sr. Maria Fest
January 15, 2018
I didn't know Anna well but as an Associate of the Sisters of Divine Providence want to let family and friends know that you will be in my prayers. I'm sure she is celebrating with the Lord now!
Blessings and Love,
Tish Donze
January 13, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Mickey I am thinking of all of you in this time.
Sally Walsh
January 13, 2018
Praying for the Eternal Rest of Anna and for consolation for her family at this time.
January 13, 2018
Associates of the Sisters of Divine Providence
The Associates of the Sisters of Divine
Providence were so grateful for Ann's membership with us an Associate for many years. Her love for her Provident God was evident to all, especially through her kind smile, faithful service, and sincere friendship to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time. May she rest in eternal peace.
Erin Middleton, Director of Associates
January 13, 2018
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady who I adored. My heart is hurting for all of us who knew and loved her and for all the Wagner family. She is happily with the two she loved the most,though...Jesus and her Frannie.
January 13, 2018
When I heard about Anna's passing, I just imagined her meeting the "love of her earthly life", her husband "Franie" at the gates of Heaven! They were like "2 bugs in a rug".

I never saw Anna without a smile on her face. She was very energetic, friendly, cheerful and a joy to be with. She enjoyed the goodies at our Associates of the Sisters of Divine Providence monthly meetings at the Motherhouse.

When she went to live at The Baptist Homes, she immediately ran into a fellow friend from St. Anne's Church and they bonded immediately.

Anna always accepted life as it came. When her husband, Franie was ill, she took care of him in such a loving way; nothing was a burden.

We will miss Anna but she'll glow in Heaven as she did here on earth. A very special person in deed!
Pat Schneider
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