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1918 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Wright, Bradford Of Newton, age 95, died peacefully at home on June 19, 2014, following a brief illness. Born August 28, 1918 to Cecil Wright and Clara Holman Wright, he was raised in Glens Falls, NY by his father and stepmother, Eunice Stewart Wright, and graduated from Glens Falls High School and Phillips Academy, Andover. While a student at Yale, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, serving in Europe after D-Day and stateside during the Korean War. He graduated from Yale in 1949, and married Marjorie Blackwood of Woodbury, NJ. Mr. Wright earned a Master's degree in political science from Columbia, and taught history at Brookline High for 34 years. Numerous professional historians and college professors speak glowingly of his teaching and the influence he had on their lives. Mr. Wright was a musician of note, serving as organist and choirmaster at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton for 43 years. He was also active in music at Trinity Church in Boston. After retirement he joined All Saints in Brookline where he enjoyed the excellent music program and the kindness of the parishioners. He enjoyed telling stories about family history and his love of Lake George in upstate New York. He was a man of strong faith and integrity, who showed great commitment to his country and deep love and devotion to his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie, his children, Barbara, William, and Virginia, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will take place in the fall. Memorial donations may be sent to "Rensselaer's Darrin Fresh Water Institute," which is dedicated to the study of the ecological health of Lake George: Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3164, Boston, MA, 02241. To share a memory of Brad, please visit: Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home Newton Corner 617-244-2034
Published in The Boston Globe on June 24, 2014
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