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“Dear Karen and Family May the loving grace of our Father embrace you and give you comfort in this difficult tme of morning. Love-MAPatters ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Ann Wilson - Milton, DE

“My deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. My prayers for comfort for you all. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Fenêtre A. Peterson - CT

“Herb Wright & Family,My Deepest condolences and prayers to you all. Psalm 30:5 Weeping May endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Petrel Maylor - Hartford, CT

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Tanya Beckett - Windsor, CT

“Herbie so sorry to hear of your loss Sonny [ fox,s Cusano ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: sonny cusano - melbourne, FL

“Margaret you are the last of our immediate family. We all loved you very much. She was strong and very knowledgeable. She's the one that everyone...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Ruffin and Delphbro Davis - CT

8 of 22 | Posted by: Annette Jernigan - West Hartford, CT

“Karen, Kathy, HerbertI am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Words are never adequate in moments like these. May God's peace be with you all during...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“To Herbie and FamilyIt's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.Words can't wipe away your tears. Hugs won't ease your pain. But...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Martha Allen-Johnson - Hartford, CT

“To Herbie Wright and Family, you have our deepest condolences in the loss of your wife Margaret,she will be greatly missed. May God comfort and...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your Family at this time Cousin Herbert,Karen,Kathy and your Family I Love You All Peace and Grace Always cousin Sheila...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Sheila Henderson - Windsor, CT

“Herbie and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that God will provide you comfort and peace. Karen Bailey Addison ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Bailey Addison - Palm Bay, FL

“Herbie sorry to hear of your loss sonny G Fox,s ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy and family, may God keep and comfort you. So very sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Sandra Carter Brown - Bloomfield, CT

16 of 22 | Posted by: RAYNELL WRIGHT - hartford, CT

17 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Nappier - FL

“In memory of a graciously fine Lady, who will be missed but always remembered. May you rest in peace! ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Sandra McGarrah - Hartford, CT

“Kathy and Karen, I am so very sorry to hear of the transition of your Mother. It is such a very difficult time when our Mothers depart. It is said...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Minister Phyllis McMeans - CT

“To Karen, Cathy, Herbert and family: I am sorry to hear of Ms. Wright's passing. I remember as being a kind and good natured woman. May she rest in...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Burton - Hartford, CT

“My heart is heavy, but I know Nana is in a better places. The memories you gave me will be forever etched in my heart. My prayers goes to you and...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Sean Antoine - Hartford, CT

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Joanne Crawford - Bloomfield, CT

On May 11, 2018, our angel, Julia Margaret Wright, gained her wings.

Julia Margaret Wright was born on March 2, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw, SC, where she played on the Varsity basketball team. In 1952 she came to Connecticut, where she resided with her father, James McClendon and his wife, Louvenia. Louvenia remained a constant in Margaret's life until the very end; their conversations were a source of comfort to Margaret. In 1954 Margaret married Herbert K. Wright, and they remained together for 64 years. She was employed by the State of CT for 37 years before retiring in 1989.

Margaret's love for children began at a very young age, as she was the neighborhood Mom who tended to many children. Her home was their safe haven where they could go eat, play, listen to socially conscious music, and converse. Being the avid sports fan that she was, she played an active role in Kathy's school cheerleading activities, and often drove the bus to the different locations. She also attended her grandson's, John, football games, following him from midget football to semi-pro. Margaret's love of sports continued, as she was a huge fan of Venus and Serena Williams. She also enjoyed following the UCONN Men and Women's basketball teams. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, knitting, crocheting, and traveling.

Margaret was the light at the top of the hill that provided illumination to all those that were within her reach, especially her family members. She allowed others to shine, for in doing so, she knew that their light reflected back onto her, thus making it possible for them to soar as on the wings of eagles, as her love and strength was the wind which carried them. She was the pillar of her family, and she carried herself with a dignified grace that exuded a sense of peace within herself, and thus emitting that peace onto those who found themselves privileged to be in her presence. Her love for her daughters, nieces and nephews was paramount, as she played an important role into their being the respectable adults that they are today. Margaret was beyond joyous upon the arrival of her grandchildren, John III and Octavia, who added so much to her life, as she helped to shape and mold them into their present way, by always being a support system and providing a shoulder to lean on. Margaret was later overjoyed with the addition of her great-grandchildren, John IV, Irianna, and Alaya, for she knew that there was still so much love and knowledge to impart, as she was well aware that her role of "Nana" would help to carry another generation into the wonderful life that awaits them, because she knew that love was the foundation that would strengthen them and help to open many doors to their future. She loved Justin, she was a special part of his birth. Margaret was a woman that had an abundance of love within her, but she had no greater love than for her husband, Herbert, who was the one and only love of her life. Their marriage was her main priority, and his comfort, well-being, and happiness was central to her being, for she exhaled solely that Herbert could inhale, and she shone her brightest light onto him, for she knew that his light would shine brightly because of her. Margaret and Herbert were united as one, not only through the exchanging of marriage vows, but through a connectedness of mind, spirit, and soul. Their love was, and will forever be, one of the greatest loves that we, as family and friends, will have had the honorable privilege of witnessing, and a love that all would hope to be blessed with and emulate. Margaret will continue to live on, as long as her family and loved ones live, for death cannot erase the memories that will continue to live on in all of our hearts.

Her parents, James McClendon and Lula Mae Malloy, as well as two sisters and two brothers, Claudette, Cora Mae, Jerome, and Greg predeceased Margaret. She is survived by her devoted husband, Herbert K. Wright; two brothers, James Arthur and Howard; two daughters, Karen and Kathy, as well as nieces, Raynell, Belleia, Terry, Tonika, Sandra, Beverly, and Valerie; nephews, Kenneth, William, Kevin, Brandon, and Justin. She is also survived by two grandchildren, John III and Octavia, as well as three great-grandchildren, John IV, Irianna, and Alaya.