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“Sorry for you loss, we know its a hard time right now but we hope you all can recover and keep the happy memories of Mrs. Wright in your mind and...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Joseph Asselin and Family - MA

“Gerry, so sorry to hear about your mom. My condolesence to you and your family.. Hope your kids are doing well. Nelly. ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: nelly DiGiovanni - Revere, MA

“COUSIN HELEN AND I WERE CHILDHOOD FRIENDS. I REMEMBER OUR TIMES TOGETHER FONDLY. I LAST SAW HER AT HER MOTHER'S WAKE AND MASS. I WILL MISS HER. ...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: ROB NEE - Elizabeth, NJ

“Shirley and I express our sorrow at the passing of cousin Helen. I recall as if yesterday the wonderful times I had in Maynard as a child where I...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Michael D. Nee - Moneta, VA

“Dear Gerry, I am sorry about you and your family's loss. I hope all the good memories you had with your Mom will help ease your grief. Your mother...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Michele Cipoletta - Malden, MA

“My condolences to the family. Gerry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Kelly Lanier - Medford, MA

“Dear Ed and Family - My sincerest condolences to all at this sad and difficult time. May fond family memories sustain each of you in the days to come...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Marie Ryan - MA

“Julie, it's been many years since we've crossed paths, but I wanted to express my sorrow at your mother's passing. I remember as kids she was always...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Eileen Shanley - Melrose, MA

“Ed, We are so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Our thoughts and prayes are with you and your family. The Norton and Melanson Families ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Norton - Melrose, MA

“Gerry, You already how our family feels. We just wanted you know that we are there for you guys. It meant alot for me when you were there when my mom...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Todd Melanson - Townsend, MA

“Gerry and family, I'm always saddened when people I care about are hurting. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I continue to keep you and your...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Faye Johnson - Malden, MA

“Gerry, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a loved one. Know that she is at peace. Gail...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Gail Bellefleur - Princeton, MA

“Ed Sr. and Family, Sad to read about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, bridging fond memories over the years. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Charles & Margaret McCarty - SC

“Gerry We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Jeanmarie & Mike Feeney - Andover, MA

“Gerry, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Brian Devine - Medford, MA

“Mr. Wright and family, So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Helen (Mrs. Wright to me). It has been a pleasure being neighbors for so many...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy DelRossi - Melrose, MA

“We send our love and deepest sympathies to all of the Wright family. May memories and the love of friends comfort you. ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Dick and Joy Chartrain - Lakeland, FL

“Sorry for you loss, we know its a hard time right now but we hope you all can recover and keep the happy memories of Mrs. Wright in your mind and...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Joseph Asselin and Family - MA

“We were so sad to hear of your loss. Our hearts are with your family, and hope your sorrow eventually evolves into wonderful and warm memories of...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Minda Reidy - Andover, MA

“Gerry and family......our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. Irene & Mark Shurdut-Kelley Malden, MA ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Irene & Mark Shurdut-Kelley - MA

“I fondly remember the family events; the vibrant political and sports' discussions at your parents' Linden Street home - across the street from ours ...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Raymond G. Connors - San Mateo, CA

“Garry, I'm so sorry for you loss. I truly believe that God only gives us what we can handle and when he feels that we can't handle any more he bring...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Donna Brathwaite Feagin - Lynn, MA

“Gerry and family......our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you..Your mom was an extraordinary woman...and very beautiful. We are so very sorry...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jeanne & Tom Elby - Windham, NH

“GERRY, MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES ON YOU MOM'S PASSING. ALAN DECHTER ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: ALAN DECHTER - MA

“Gerry, I am so sorry for your lost. I know it cannot be easy to lose your Mom. CC ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Charlene Collins - Malden, MA

“Dear Shiela and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you. Lots of Love, Marissa, Dana and Dominic ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Marissa - Worcester, MA

“We are so sorry to learn of Helen's death. She was such a lovely person. You all must have a large store of wonderful memories of life with Helen. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Brian and Mary McNiff - Melrose, MA

“To Edmund and family and to Sheila, our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: John and Susie Nee - Media, PA

“Ed Sr. Julie and Dan Ed and Janet Gerald and Pam I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. I am sure...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Vivian Chartrain - Lakeland, FL

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: John W. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Helen E. (Nee) Wright passed away at Brigham & Women's Hospital on Monday, February 15, 2010. She was 78 years of age. Mrs. Wright was born in Milford, MA, raised in Maynard, graduated from Maynard High School in 1949 and then from the College of Our Lady of The Elms in Chicopee. Helen moved to Melrose in 1961 and has been a resident ever since. Mrs. Wright worked as a chemist at the New England Medical Center in Boston for over 20 years, retiring in 1992. Helen was a proud member of the Democratic City Committee, enjoyed politics and was involved in numerous political campaigns; the John F. Kennedy campaign, Dukakis campaign as well as several local campaigns. She was a member of the Elections Committee for several years and worked the polls in Melrose on Election Day. Mrs. Wright loved her trips to Cape Cod, Montreal & Quebec and was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church. Helen was the wife of 55 years to Edmund F. Wright. Mother of Julie A. McLaughlin & her husband Daniel, Edmund F. Wright Jr. & his wife Janet, Gerald J. Wright & his wife Pamela all of Andover. Sister of Shelia Harris of Worcester. Grandmother of Catherine, Daniel, Adam, Spencer, Thomas, Sarah & Allison. Aunt of Jennifer Rice, David Harris & Michael Harris. Also survived by several grand nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Friday, Feb. 19th at 8AM. Funeral Mass in Helen's memory at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 9AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thurs. from 4:00-8:00PM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway Richmond, VA, 23294.