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Claire-Louise Geisler "Missy" Wright
1965 - 2021
Claire-Louise "Missy" Geisler Wright
Claire-Louise "Missy" Geisler Wright passed away peacefully on March 16, 2021 with her family at her side at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach.
Missy was born in New York City on September 17, 1965.
She was the wife of Frederick Wright, Jr. whom she married on November 5, 2016.
She was the daughter of Peter Nicholas Geisler of Gloversville, NY and Connie Wheeler Geisler of Palm Beach, FL.
Her maternal Great-Grandparents were Mr. & Mrs. John Birdsall, Sr. and Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Seymour Wheeler of Palm Beach.
Her Grandparents were Arthur E. Wheeler and Claire Birdsall Wheeler Gardner of Palm Beach.
Her paternal Great Grandparents were Mr. & Mrs. Frank Geisler and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Houghteling and her Grandparents were Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Geisler, all of Gloversville, NY.
Missy graduated from The Elizabeth Morrow School and The Dwight-Englewood School, where she was on the cross-country and track teams. During the summers she volunteered at NYU Hospital in the Spina Bifida clinic.
Missy also graduated from Middlebury College, where she was on the cross-country ski team and was active in student affairs.
Missy was a debutante at the New York Infirmary Ball and The Junior League of Englewood Ball.
Missy earned two Masters degrees from New York University in Health Care Administration and Hospital Administration. She became the Assistant to the President of Rockefeller University and was an administrator at New York-Cornell Hospital.
Missy traveled the world and spent many vacations with her family in Palm Beach and Lake Placid, NY. She was the Commodore of the Lake Placid Regatta and came in first place that year. She loved tennis, scuba diving and golf.
After dear Missy was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy, she moved to Winter Park and then to Palm Beach for the rest of her life, to be with her family. Despite her handicap, she led a beautiful and active life.
Missy was a giving person and was proud to be part of many charitable and civic organizations, including The Junior League of New York, The Society of the Four Arts, The Garden Club of Palm Beach, and The Royal Poinciana Chapel.
She was a member of The Englewood Field Club, The Winter Park Racquet Club, The Bath & Tennis Club and Doubles.
Despite her handicap, Missy never complained. She always found the joy and humor in every situation and was greatly admired by her friends and family.
Missy is survived by her parents, husband and brother, Peter N. Geisler, Jr. and sister-in-law, Soraya Whelton Geisler; Precious nieces Jasmine Birdsall Geisler and Violet Whelton Geisler, her Uncle Albert Wheeler and cousins Chip and Weston Wheeler, all from Lake Placid, NY; Aunts Sally Kitchen, Mary Lane, Joan Seeley and Patsy Wheeler Cowie; Cousins, Caroline Birdsall Sory, John & June Sory, Claire Valier House, Kathy & Bill Wallace, Gay & David Cogburn. Missy had many other cousins and relatives whom she loved.
There will be a private funeral due to COVID restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, Missy would appreciate contributions to:
The Royal Poinciana Chapel
The Garden Club of Palm Beach
Or The Society of The Four Arts
Published by Palm Beach Daily News from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2021.
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Missy was the most upbeat and optimistic person on our freshman hallway. We had some fun that first year at Midd!
Beth Zogby
April 26, 2021
Lynne Kaiser
April 6, 2021
Holly & Dan Donaldson
March 25, 2021
Miles Riley in his book “to whom it may concern “wrote “Persons are a gift to me wrapped. Some are wrapped beautifully...many come in very ordinary wrapping papers. Others have been mishandled in the mail. Once in a while there is a special delivery.” Trust the Lord had a very good need for Missy, purpose of which will be clear to all of us some day.
Perry P Zagoreos
March 25, 2021
What a beautiful young lady. The worlds loss
Gail Brown
March 24, 2021
Missy is an angel who walked on earth.
We are all blessed to have known her
Kathleen Chace
March 23, 2021

I am so sorry for Connie and Peter. You are in my prayers My dear friends. Love , Nancy Briggs
Nancy Briggs
March 23, 2021
Eileen and Brian Burns
March 21, 2021
I am so sorry to hear the news of Missy´s passing. I have some wonderful memories of Missy, Peter, Jeffrey and I hanging out together in Palm Beach! She always had a smile on her face. I am snores her bravery and courage as she dealt with her illness. She will be missed. Sending prayers to Peter and Mr and Mrs Geisler in this time of loss and sadness.
Charlotte Cudlip Bartol
March 21, 2021
I send my deepest condolences to Missy´s family. Missy was always so cheerful. I will miss her.
Ethel Lindsey
March 21, 2021
The Debbs family
March 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Geisler family. Missy was a Class inspiration to all who knew her (and she knew everyone). Vera
Vera Gibbons
March 20, 2021
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