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Thomas Wright Jr. Obituary
Thomas Clinton Wright, Jr, 48, a Pharmaceutical Vice President of Lexington and previously a lifelong North Attleboro resident, died suddenly on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
He was the beloved husband of Jean E. (OConnell) Wright to whom he was married on May 30, 1987.
Born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on July 12, 1964, he was a son of Thomas C. Wright, Sr. and Helen (Tatarian) Wright of North Attleboro. Raised and educated in North Attleboro, he was a 1982 graduate of North Attleboro High School and resided in his native community until moving to Lexington in 2002. Mr. Wright received his Bachelor in Science in Medical Technology from Framingham State University in 1986 and later earned his M.B.A. from Bentley University. Mr. Wright had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry and was currently the Vice President of Manufacturing at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge. He was previously employed by Millennium Pharmaceutical in Cambridge; Cubist in Lexington; the Medicines Company in Cambridge; the Omnigene Company in Cambridge and B.I. in Boston. Mr. Wright attended the First Congregational Oldtown Church in North Attleboro in earlier years.
He will be lovingly remembered for his meticulous maintenance of the landscaping around his property and his love for travel that included an extensive European vacation last year to celebrate he and his wifes 25th wedding anniversary. He enjoyed cheering on the Boston sports teams, spending time on his genealogy project and spending time with his family at their home in Falmouth on Cape Cod. He was the author of Allen Family of Attleborough, Massachusetts and Descendants of Pentecost Blackinton - Volume I and Volume II.
In addition to his wife and parents, he leaves two daughters: Caitlin Wright of Arlington and Bridget Wright of Lexington ; a sister: Michelle Cundiff and her husband, Christopher, of Bellingham, extended family members including aunts, uncles and cousins, numerous loving members of his wifes family, countless friends and his beloved canine companion, Auggie. He was predeceased by his brother, William Billy Wright.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Oldtown Church, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro, with the Rev. Kelly K. Thibeault, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Newell Burying Ground, West Street, South Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to Office of Development - Framingham State University, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701 for the newly established Thomas C. Wright, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA 02760. (508) 695-0200.

Published in The Lexington Minuteman from May 23 to May 30, 2013
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