Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00
Peggy was born in Alabama but grew up in southern Virginia. Just before the Second World War, she moved to Richmond, VA where she joined the Navy (WAVES). She received her Navy training at Hunter College in New York City before being transferred to the Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds in Virginia.
After serving in the Navy, she was honorably discharged and came to Manhasset to visit a cousin that she grew up with. While in Manhasset, she met and married her husband Arthur (Ward) H. Wright, in 1946. She volunteered at both North Shore Hospital and Hospice Care Network for many years.
They had four children: Terry McCormack of New Orleans; Jeffrey Wright and daughter-in-law Joyce, of Manhaset; and Holly Melichar of Manhasset. Her second son, Lee Arthur, died in 1993 in Virginia Beach, VA. She leaves five grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Wright and Andrew, Alaina and Allison Melichar. Peggy is also survived by two sisters,Thelma Alverson of Danville, VA and Jean Franklin of Richmond, VA.
Church services will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church, 1355 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Christ Church Building Fund, 1355 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030.