Mrs. Wright was born in East Dover on August 29, 1940, the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian (Bennozie) Wright. She attended schools in East Dover and graduated from Brattleboro High School, class of 1958. She loved children and was very active with youth organizations. She was a 4-H leader and a Boy Scout camp cook. Mrs. Wright was a member of the Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation for 16 years and was the owner-operator of the Maple Leaf Country Store in East Dover for more than 16 years.
She was extremely crafty and loved to make quilts for anyone. She enjoyed listening to country and western music and Box Car Willy. She loved playing bingo, square dancing, and traveling with her husband, covering the four corners of the country and Hawaii. She was an avid camper and loved camping at the Kenolie Campground in Newfane. She cherished times spent with her family, especially her great-grandchildren, whom she absolutely loved.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband Arthur William Wright Sr., whom she married in Wardsboro on June 6, 1958; her children, Arthur William Wright Jr. and his wife Pamela K of East Dover, and Marcia Horrigan and her husband Pat, of Brookline; brother, Donald Wright, of Hutchinson, KS; sister, Loris Mundell and her husband Robert, of Brattleboro; grandchildren Arthur William Wright III and Crystal Durocher and her husband Gregory J.; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Gemma; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law June and Melvin Mundell, of East Dover.
A celebration of life and a potluck luncheon where everyone is invited to bring a dish and a story about Mrs. Wright will be held Sunday, August 17, at 1 pm, at the Kenolie Camp Ground in Newfane.
If friends desire memorial gifts may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital, c/o Cove Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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