Carolyn Ann (Hendrickson) Wright, 85, beloved wife to the late Kenneth Noah Wright, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, in Sebastian, FL.
Devoted and loved mother, daughter, sister and friend, she was born in Meriden, CT, February 11, 1936, a daughter of the late Franklin and Anna (Hutchinson) Hendrickson.
She worked as a nurse's aide for Masonicare (Masonic Home and Hospital) in Wallingford, CT, for many years before working and retiring from the State Veterans Hospital in Rocky Hill, CT. Her passion and devotion for caring for patients in her employment was even stronger for her family and friends. She was an incredibly thoughtful person who took pride in finding and making special gifts to share on holidays and "just thinking of you", days. One of her favorite things in her life was to have family together for picnics, parties, holidays and any other day in between.
One of her favorite past times in Florida was driving to the Intracoastal to watch the dolphins with her buddy Rich, her son-in-law.
Carolyn was a dedicated member of Christ the King church in Sebastian, FL, where she was a choir member and also would lovingly visit members of the church at their homes to give them communion. She loved to paint pictures, was also very skilled in knitting and sewing all of her life. While in Florida she would sew blankets for children in need for her church and also was an avid volunteer at the soup kitchen in Fellsmere, FL.
Before moving to Sebastian she was a member for many years at St John's Lutheran Church in Meriden, CT.
She had so much love for her family and friends near and far but most of all for the love of her life Kenney who she met and dated in high school, they were blessed to be married for 25 years before Kenneth's passing in 2013.
She was pre-deceased by her son Keith Brechlin.
She is survived by her three children Carlton Brechlin & Sue (Kirychuk), Linda (Brechlin) Woronick and her husband Richard and daughter Sharon (Brechlin) Rioux.
She was pre-deceased by her stepson Kyle Wright.
She is survived by her stepchildren, William Wright and his wife Dana (Kogut), Daniel Wright and Kristen (Wright) Hitchcock and her husband Bill.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Justin, Carrie, Daniel, Lauren, Jordan, Kaylee, Nicholas, Noah, Reese and Calem, and great-grandchildren, Xander, Calyn, Xavier, Ryder, Nicholas and Seamus.
She is also pre-deceased by her brothers Robert Hendrickson and his wife Mary and her brother Franklyn Hendrickson and his wife Caroline.
A funeral service will be held at Saint John Lutheran Church in Meriden, 520 Paddock Ave., on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12 noon, Pastor Scott McDonald will officiate.
Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, 76 Bee St., Meriden, CT.
Following the cemetery, family and friends are invited to join Carolyn's family at Violi's restaurant at Hunter Memorial golf course, 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden, CT, to celebrate her.
Published by The Record-Journal from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.