Claire (Roy) Wright, 79

Claire Wright

Claire Wright

STANDISH — Claire Joan (Roy) Wright, 79, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at a local hospital.

She was the wife of the late Curtis C Wright.

She was born in Cambridge, Mass., April 13, 1933, the daughter of the late Abram Roy, of Quebec and Mary (Grenier) Roy of Cambridge, Mass.

Claire and Curtis married in 1951 in South Carolina; Curtis was serving in the Marine Corps. They first settled in Saco and later moved to Standish, where they built their home and raised their family.

All who knew Claire held her in high esteem and affection. She was first a wife, then a mother and always a gracious homemaker. She made sure that she was at any function that involved the people that she loved. She never missed recognizing a birthday. She had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables. Thank you Claire, for always being there for us and your unfailing love in baking our favorite cookies and desserts no matter how old any of us became.

Claire had a generous and giving heart, a strong constitution and was reliable beyond measure.

She made a difference in the lives of others. Later in life, she found happiness being a caretaker for those in need. She was a faithful member of Foundation Baptist Church in Hiram for 14 years. She died in faithful service to her church and her God. She “fought a good fight and kept the faith.”

Claire was predeceased by her husband, Curtis C. Wright Sr. in 1987; a daughter, Joan, in infancy; her four brothers Albert, Robbie, Lawrence and Norman Roy; three grandbabies and a great-grandchild Andrea.

Surviving are her children, Curtis Jr., of Dixmont, Norman of Hiram, Douglas of Windham, Kenneth of Brownfield, Stephen, of Windham, Jeffrey of Georgia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her brothers, Raymond of Parsonfield and Donald of Standish; a sister, Virginia Adams of Alfred; many nieces and nephews; her precious church family and many good friends.

Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Standish Baptist Church, 181 Ossipee Trail West, Standish on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Parking is available. The Pastor Norman Wright will officiate. The family invites relatives and friends to join them for conversation and refreshment in the church basement following the service. Spring internment will be announced at a later date to take place at the Dow Corner Cemetery in Standish. Condolences to the family may be sent to Wright, PO Box 281, Standish, ME 04084. Online condolences may be expressed at

Those who wish to remember Claire in a special way may make gifts in her memory to: Foundation Mission Fund, PO Box 221, Hiram, ME 04041.

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