Robert Earl Wright

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ROCHESTER — Robert Earl Wright, 73, of 34 Punch Brook Way, Rochester, died peacefully Thursday afternoon at Hyder Family Hospice House following a period of failing health.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., July 22, 1937, the son of the late Earl N. and Mildred E. (Stutsman) Wright, Bob was a graduate of North East High School, St. Petersburg, Fla. A hardworking, gentle man, Bob held several jobs within the tobacco and oil industries, whether working as a driver, a sales attendant, or in a management capacity.

He was a loving husband who was generous to his family and friends. He strived to provide for his wife Elaine, making certain she wanted for nothing. An active father, his children share colorful memories of sporting events, church programs, parades and John Wayne movies.

He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Elaine M. (Morley); his daughters, Pamela A. Cote and Karen L. (Mrs. Neil F. Jr.) St. Peter, all of Rochester; his son, Scott A. Wright and his fiancée Stefanie A. McKuhen. Bob is further survived by: his brothers, Alfred Wright and William N. and his wife Joan Wright; and his sister Marianne Sprunger. He leaves behind: his beloved grandchildren, Cristalyne and Jennifer Cote, and Ethan and Ashley St. Peter; his six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services will be held at the Robert K. Gray, Jr. Funeral Home, 24 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, N.H., Tuesday at 10 a.m. Family and friends are invited to call to the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment in the family lot, Hillside Cemetery, Seabrook, will immediately follow the funeral services.

In his memory contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 34 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867. Arrangements under the direction of the Robert K. Gray, Jr. Funeral Home, 24 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH 03842.

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Published in Fosters from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2010
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