SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 5, 2012

Edward Walter Warrick Wright, 93


MIDDLETON — Mr. Edward Walter Warrick Wright, 93, of Middleton, beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (McCormick) Wright, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 1, 2012, at Cedar Glen Nursing Home in Danvers surrounded by his family.

Born in England, he was the son of the late Charles P. and Florence (Shiner) Wright. He immigrated to the United States at the age of eight and was raised and educated in the Town of Topsfield. He was a graduate of Topsfield High School where he was the class President.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.

An astute technician, Mr. Wright had been employed at Draper Laboratories, a part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for many years until the time of his retirement.

A 50 year resident of the Town of Middleton, Mr. Wright was an active mason having been a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. He was active in many town organizations and was well known throughout the community.

Edward is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Wright and her husband Tim Houten of Middleton; his sons, William Wright and his wife Lisa of East Conway, N.H., and Brian Wright of Middleton; his grandchildren, Shawn and Kelly Houten and Ian and Abby Wright.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service, which will be held graveside in the Oakdale Cemetery, Maple St., Middleton, Tuesday, November 6, at 1 p.m. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Ed’s memory to the Middleton Council On Aging, P.O. Box 855, Middleton, MA 01949. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.