Russell E. Wright

June 12, 1927
- December 20, 2004

MILO - Russell Edward Wright, 77, fondly known as Bumpy by his grandchildren, died Dec. 20, 2004, after a long illness. He was born June 12, 1927, in Mount Desert, the son of Hollis and Virginia (Davis) Wright. Russell served in the armed forces during World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a lobsterman, a grounds keeper for John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a woodsman and a truck driver for Dexter Shoe in Milo. Russell is survived by his children: Leslie and his wife, Helene, of Norwood, Mass.; Eugene and his wife, Cynthia, of Milo; Beverly Wright, of Milo; Virginia Chessa and her boyfriend, William Brown, of Milo; Lydia and her husband, Timothy Richard, of Milo; Debra Murphy, of Milo; Ralph and his wife, Joan, of Sangerville; Melissa and her husband, Christopher Roy, of Bradford; and Donald, of Bangor; grandchildren, Alicia and her husband, Raymond Ferris, of Milo; Megan Wright, of Milo; Regina Wright of Milo; Antwan Wright of Milo; Jessie Chessa of Stonington; Christopher Chessa and his fianc?e, Heidi Robinson, of Milo; Thomas Larson of Milo; Jennifer and her husband, Shawn Thibeau, of Augusta; Jazmine and Jarod Roy, of Bradford; great-granddaughter, Caitlin Hodgkins, of Stonington; great-grandsons, Guy Thibeau, of Augusta and Nicholas Ferris, of Milo; three sisters, Carol and her husband, Donald Carter, of Sullivan; Gwendolyn and her husband, Bryant Poors, of Waltham; Dora Pettegrew, of Vermont; one brother, Walter and his wife, Marcia, of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Gertrude and her husband, Conrad Demers, of Milo; Gladys Wright, of Milo; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his stepfather, George Buzzell; his wife, Norma Ogden Wright; three brothers, Hollis Jr., Leslie and Galen; one sister, Helen Parker. Family and friends are invited to attend a time of remembrance 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the American Legion Hall in Milo.

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