John was born the son of the late Ruth Nelson and Gordon Wright on November 28, 1948, in Stamford, CT. He was raised in CT and graduated from Greenwich High School class of 1966. John went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut class of 1970. He later continued his education, earning his MBA.
He was employed by Clear Solutions as a Production Manager in Hinsdale for eighteen years before his retirement in 2015. Prior, he worked in production at Bridgeport Metal Goods in Hinsdale for three years. Before moving to NH John was the owner of Stamford Maintenance Service, in Stamford CT for many years.
On May 11, 2017, he exchanged vows with his partner Kathy M. Patenaude (Magee). They were married in a simple service.
John was an avid athlete and sports fan with a soft spot for the New York Mets. Throughout his life, he competed in hockey, baseball, softball, and golf. He also coached youth hockey in Connecticut for many years.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Kathy M. Wright of Hinsdale. His son, Lance Wright, and his partner, Tamara Duhov of Stamford, CT. Stepchildren; Edward L. Patenaude Jr. of Greenfield, MA. and Anne M. Marshall of Hinsdale, NH. A brother, Robert Wright, and his wife, Tonya of Hinsdale, NH. Four grandchildren; Lola Duhov of Stamford, CT. Collin, Maximus, and Isabelle Marshall of Hinsdale, NH. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
In keeping with John’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester. Date and time will be posted for the public burial closer to the time of burial. Donations can be made in memory of John G. Wright to:
The COPD Foundation
3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Miami, FL. 33134.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com