Mary Wright

Mary A. Wright

February 16, 2013

Mary A. Wright, a lifelong resident of Dunmore and a resident at the Clarks Summit Senior Living for the past three years, died late Saturday at the Clarks Summit Senior Living after an illness.

She was born June 2, 1919 in Dunmore and was the daughter of the late William and Agnes Flynn Wright.  Mary was a graduate of the former St. Ann’s High School, West Scranton.  During her professional career she held various positions but she was most notably the personal secretary to both John B. McDade and his son the Honorable Joseph M. McDade, US Representative of the 10th Congressional District for many years.  She was lifelong and devoted member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore where she was very active in many organizations.

Mary spent her life dedicated to her family and her faith.  She took great pleasure in helping others and in her retirement was a tireless volunteer.   She looked forward to her Saturday evening dinners at Stirna’s where she was able to visit with friends.  Mary was a generous supporter of many local charities. 

Thanks should be extended to the staff of the Clarks Summit Senior Living for their efforts in making Mary so comfortable.  A special thank you should be extended to CareGivers America Hospice, in particular nurse J.J., Sister Joanne and especially to Sharon Stanvitch for her dedication and constant help with Mary’s care especially in her final days.

Surviving are a niece Mary Beth Stanvitch and her husband Gerald of Scranton; a great nephew Gerald J. Stanvitch and his wife Bridget;  two great great nieces Lucy Margaret and Annie Eileen; cousins.

Mary was also preceded in death her brother Joseph Wright and a sister Betty Wright.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30am in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore.

Friends may call Wednesday from 9am until the time of Mass at the church.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the CareGivers America Hospice 718 South State St. Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411 or the Friends of the Poor 2300 Adams Ave. Scranton, Pa. 18509.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton.

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  1. Peter and Michele

    MaryBeth and Jerry. Very sorry for your loss. You can find solice in knowing that you were very loving to your aunt and took very special care of her. You made her last few years easier to cope with. May God Bless her and may she rest in peace.

  2. Ms. Tess McDade

    I knew Mary when she worked for Joe in his office in Scranton. She was a special member of the McDade family and was always spoken of with affection and admiration. She watched our children grow up and appreciated seeing how they changed on Christmas cards we sent out every year. Such a smart dresser. So professional and warm at the same time. Losing Mary, we have lost a beautiful link to “the good ole days”.
    Rest in peace, lovely lady. You will always be in our hearts and memories.

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