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August 31, 1947 - June 9, 2024

Burial Date June 28, 2024

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Saint Mary Magdalen

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Margaret “Peggy” Wright
August 31, 1947 to June 9, 2024

Margaret “Peggy” Wright was called Home to the Lord after a brief illness. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Michael and Marie (nee Kelly) Collins, Peggy was part of the first graduating class at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and brother, Michael.
She is survived by her loving children, LoriAnn Decio (Edmond), Elaine Erickson, and Timothy Wright (Jessica), as well as her cherished sister, Kathleen Meyer, sister in law Kathleen Collins, and husband and friend, Robert “Bob” Wright. She held a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren, Eric Cabrera, Megan Jordan, James Tugend and Liam Tugend, and her niece Dana Chmiel and nephews Josh and Craig Collins, along with all of her great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her close friend and protégé, Carl Reichart who shared many adventures and dinners with Peggy.
Peggy moved to Wayne County Pennsylvania from Brooklyn with her husband Bob and son Tim in 1990, and was proud to call Wayne County home. Peggy was involved with The Stourbridge Line train excursions from 1991 to 2022 and was thrilled to be an ambassador for Honesdale and Wayne County for hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area over the years. Peggy followed in the footsteps of her father, who was a Conductor for the New York City Subway (MTA); her son Tim also became a conductor, making 3 generations of railroaders in the family.
Peggy was an avid lover of birds and Jeopardy. She took the most pride in, and care for, her knitting and crocheting. She would spend countless hours crafting blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, socks and more for her loved ones, friends, and those less fortunate. Her dedication was such that she would work all winter, spring, and summer on numerous projects to be entered into the Wayne County Fair. Winning a blue ribbon for her work was a source of great pride for her, and occasionally the gifts she made would be delayed to be given until after the fair.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Peggy’s name to the Nebzydoski-White Memorial Jr. Livestock Scholarship Fund to benefit local 4-H members, or to a cause for the less-fortunate of your choosing.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 28th at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale at 10 am. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 27th at Hessling Murray Funeral Home, 428 Main St. Honesdale, 4 to 7.