Edward J. Wright 3/7/30-3/11/21. Formerly of Brooklyn, NY and long-time resident of Orient Point, NY.
Predeceased by his loving wife Claire, as well as his sisters Helene and Adrienne. Loving father of Stephen (Deborah), Eileen (Michael), Pamela, Carolyn, Edward (Laura). Beloved grandfather of Janice (Gareth), Stephen (Lea), Joseph (Deana), Pami (Mark), Robert (Lauren), Alexa (Matthew), Christina, Peter, Edward, Stephanie, and John. Beloved great grandfather of Emlyn, Ava, Eleri, Elana, Evan, Gianna, Rhys, Morgan, Jolie, Rylie, Miles, Cade and Sonny. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Edward was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean War. Due to his heroic actions on the day of July 17, 1952, Edward was awarded the distinguished Silver Star by the United States Army. He was a decorated NYPD 1st grade detective for 20 years followed by a career as the Chief Investigator for the Crime Task Force. He was the treasurer of Poquatuck Hall and the longtime caretaker of the Orient cemetery. Ed was a dedicated parishioner of St. Agnes Church (Greenport) where he always attended the Saturday afternoon Mass. What was often heard by his family from neighbors in the Orient community was “We love your Dad” and “I’ve never met anyone like him.” A friend to Ed was a friend for life! He will be greatly missed by all. His family is planning a Celebration of the Life of Ed Wright later this year in Orient NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to Poquatuck Hall, the Wounded Warriors Project, or the American Cancer Society.
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Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123