Shirley M Wright, 86, of Tarpon Springs was at peace when she earned her angel wings on July 30th, 2019. She was born to Rose & James Geraghty on Oct 22, 1932 on a Saturday in Pawtucket, RI. Her 10-year-old Uncle had to go to the local football field to get the Doctor, so she could grace us with her presence. Shirley came into this world with a bang!
Shirley is preceded in death by her beloved Daughter Donna. She is survived by her husband Robert, daughters Sharon Wright and Christine Stevenson, both of Tarpon Springs. Son James Wright and wife Kelli of Illinois, Sister Maureen McLachlan of Michigan. 5 Grandchildren, Jack, Shelby, Allie, & Max Wright, and Scott Stevenson. And 1 Great Granddaughter Hana Stevenson.
Shirley had 9 years of Catholic School before going on to Pawtucket West High School. She sang in the choir, roller skated in the summers and ice skated in the winters. Then she met the â€˜Love of Her Lifeâ€™, Bob, her Husband of 66 years! After the Navy, Bob got hired by B & W Tobacco Co. I knowâ€¦Boo-Hoo! They saw the country from Coast to Coast together and had 4 beautiful children. Bob was a devoted Father, caregiver, and all that she ever needed. Shirley was devoted to her family, relocating from Rhode Island to Upstate New York, Chicago, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, and then returning to the Chicago suburbs for 15 years. She spent 10 of those 15 years with GTE as an Analyst. After many years of harsh winters, they finally retired to Florida. They called Tarpon Springs home for 30 years, and her time was spent going to concerts, on cruises, and going to parties with family and friends (you can see why her nickname was â€˜Partyâ€™). She was a bowling league girl for many years and participated in annual comedy performances at her church. She even starred as the daughter in the production of â€œThe Coneheads.â€
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice and the â€œGreen Teamâ€ who took great care of her. https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donations/ Checks can also be sent to
Empath Health Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 32760
727 586 4432. The memo should include â€˜Green Teamâ€™ and in Memory of Shirley Wright.
Shirley always made us laugh, this is one of our favoritesâ€¦
“have tried to be a good wife and good mother so when I come to your door you say â€œShirley, have you been a good girl?â€ I can say, â€œMost of the timeâ€¦Now let me in so I can see all of my friends & relatives!â€
We are comforted to know Shirley will always be with us.