Doris Eaton Wright, 94, a resident of Maris Grove, Glen Mills, PA, formerly of North Graylyn Crest, Wilmington, DE and the Belmont community, Garnet Valley, PA died on December 27, 2018 at home. She was born on May 15, 1924, in Richmond, Virginia to the late Elizabeth Pratt Eaton and Ralph Carlysle Eaton.
She married John M. Wright, Jr. on August 4, 1945, and resided in Richmond for two years after which they moved to Blacksburg, Virginia while he attended Virginia Tech. They returned to Richmond for two years before moving to Wilmington, Delaware. Doris was employed by the Richmond Public Schools as secretary to the Assistant Superintendent, Virginia Tech as secretary to the Head of the Industrial Engineering Department, and the Alfred I. DuPont School District as a secretary in several schools. She was an active member of St. Albans Episcopal Church, and a volunteer for American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, and Delaware Hospice.
She is survived by her two children, Barbara W. Whisman (James) and John M. Wright, III (Marian). Also surviving are five grandchildren, Shannon W. Garrity (James), Lauren W. Cahill (Duke), John M. Wright, IV (Nicole), Megan E. Wright, Brian W. Zulberti (John J. Zulberti, Brian’s father) and six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Aidan and Declan Garrity, Erin and Tegan Cahill, and Avelle Wright, who were the joy of her life. Also surviving are her sister, Anne Eaton Bonsack, nieces Nancy E. Bonsack and Kathleen H. Kamerick (Steve) and nephews Campbell Harris (Beth), Mitchell A. Harris (Shohreh), and Robert A. S. Wright (Lyn).
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, John M. Wright, Jr., her sister, Elizabeth Eaton Foster, her nephews, John R. Foster, III and Spencer Wright, and brothers-in-law, Samuel E. Bonsack, III and John R. Foster, Jr.
The family would like to thank the Home Instead caregivers and Delaware Hospice for their exceptional care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Maris Grove Residence Fund, 100 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills PA 19342; Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE 19711; or a charity of your choice.