Rose Mary (Monnie) Wright - September 2, 2012

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RAVENA – Rose Mary (Monnie) Wright entered eternal life on September 2, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar, she was 89.  She was born June 18, 1923, daughter of the late William and Julia (Volin) Mandell.  Rose Mary, or “Monnie” as she was known, was a full time homemaker and she always made time to assist friends who needed help with grocery shopping, going to doctors appointments, as well as making baked goods for them.  She volunteered at Meals-on-Wheels and St. Patrick’s Thrift Shop as well as being a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Ravena and a charter member of the ladies auxiliary of Selkirk Fire Department District #3 in South Bethlehem.

     Survivors include her children Dennis (Carol) Wright and Douglas (Jessie) Wright;  sisters-in-law, Gladys Carhart and Monica Mandell;  brother-in-law Edward Hayes;  7 grandchildren, Michele (James) Fritz, Jeffrey (Kate Dona) Wright, Christine (Joseph) Frankovic, Connie (Kevin) Craft, Courtney (Ken) Wright-Flores, Jason (Jennifer) Wright and Matthew (Jennifer) Wright;  6 great-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.  Rose Mary was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Robert S. Wright, sister, Helen Archibald, brother-in-law Frank Archibald, brother, William Mandell Jr., her twin sister Ruth Hayes, sister-in-law, Evelyn Schultz, and brothers-in-law James Schultz and Raymond Carhart.

     Funeral services were held privately at the convenience of the family.  Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Bethlehem.

     In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Northeast Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA), 301 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206 or at http://naba-vision.org/donate in memory of Rose Mary Wright.