Born April 21, 1919, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Catherine (Butler) Wright. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Business College and the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a bookkeeper for Watchmakers’ Supply Co., Wilkes-Barre, Sportservice Corp. at Pocono Downs, and Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. She was a member of St. Therese’s Parish, Wilkes-Barre, Catholic Daughters of America, Ladies of Charity, Quota Club and University of Pennsylvania Club, both of Wilkes-Barre, and president of Chi Alpha Phi Sorority of the University of Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R.; and brothers, Joseph A. and William J. Wright.
Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen Gill, Wilkes-Barre; son, Timothy, Easton; three granddaughters; sister, Kathleen Moir and Martha Wright, both of Wilkes-Barre; Maridale Hanik, Ames, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Therese’s Church, Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Wilkes-Barre; Society for the Preservation of Cruelty to Animals of Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre; or to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509. Arrangements are by the McLaughlin Funeral Service.
The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - July 29, 2000