Carmela (Papaleo) Wagner

April 5, 1929 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 91)


Carmela Wagner, 91, of Kingwood, WV, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown.

Carmela was born April 5, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Valardia) Papaleo.

She worked as a seamstress, making baby clothes in NY, then as a custodian for Grady Management. Carmela enjoyed sewing and cooking.

She is survived by four daughters and spouse, Stephanie Denis of Tempe, AZ, Tara Wagner and partner, James Beasley of Kingwood, Tama M. and Melvin Miller of Albright, Pam Burch of CA; one son, Frank Trimboli of NY; two brothers, Anthony Papaleo of CA, Robert Papaleo of FL; one sister, Delores Catenacci of NY; six grandchildren and spouses, Derrick and Paula Denis, Jason and Jacque Denis, Austin Miller and partner, Katie Martin, Brandon Jackson and partner, Emily Sisler, Bryson Jackson and Brianna Jackson; God Son, Billy Papaleo; seven great-grandchildren, Hayden Denis, Jace Denis, Nikki Denis, Tonya Hamilton, Christina Trimboli, Anthony Trimboli and one on the way, Nash Miller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony Trimboli, then her second husband of 46 years, Thomas Edward Wagner, April 1, 2016; two sisters and four brothers; son-in-law, Bob Denis. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at the Albright Fire Department on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. by Derek Jackson. A meal will be provided following the Celebration. The family asks that social distancing be followed, and masks are requested.

Cremation services were provided by Rotruck-Lobb Crematory in Kingwood. The family requests that any memorial donations be made in Carmela’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1299 Pine View Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505, or Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.

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Funeral Service
July 25, 2020

1:00 PM
Albright Fire Department
127 Bishop Ave.
Albright, WV 26519


Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Home
295 S. Price Street, Kingwood WV 26537
Tel: 1-304-329-0117

Alzheimer’s Association, 1229 Pine View Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505
1229 Pine View Drive, Morgantown WV 26505
Tel: 1-304-599-1159

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