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 Christopher Aloysius Enright, II

Christopher Aloysius Enright, II

Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 26 Feb 2009 (aged 81)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Plot Columbarium 1, Col 2, Niche 2
Memorial ID 12587131 · View Source
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Christopher Aloysius Enright II (1927-2009) was a Second Lieutenant during the Korean War who was wounded and received a purple heart. (b. September 17, 1927; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA - d. February 26, 2009; Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401, USA)

Christopher Aloysius Enright I (1888-1980) and Margaret Mary McLaughlin (1897-1985).

September 17, 1927 in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Claire Dolorita Enright (1923- ); Geraldine Enright (1925-1937); Christopher Aloysius Enright II (1927- ); Marjorie Mary Enright (1938- ); and Loretta Enright (1940- ).

Korean War:
He was a Second Lieutenant in the Korean War and was injured and received a purple heart.

He married Alice Patricia McGuigan (1930-2011) on June 5, 1961 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Patrick J. Lally wrote: "Good Morning: Sorry for the general message on this, but I wanted to let all our family and friends know that after months of declining health, Rosemary's father, Christopher Aloysius Enright, died last night in Annapolis. Rosemary and her brother, Mike, said their goodbyes earlier in the day and were with their mother, Alice, when their father died. She is in the intensive care unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis with pneumonia and a collapsed lung -- stabilized and improving. Because of Alice's health at the moment, plans for the Funeral Mass are still tentative but may be scheduled for Saturday, March 7th at St. Mary's Church with a wake on the evening of the 6th at Kalas Funeral Home, both in Annapolis. My father-in-law was an exemplary man, devoted to his family, his nation, and his God. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, recipient of the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He was an alumnus of St. Peter's Preparatory School, my own alma mater, and as such was the link that first connected Rosemary and I one random meeting at college 29 years ago. Though missed, he is in a far better place."

"Christopher Aloysius Enright, 81, a three-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Oakland, N.J., died of heart failure Feb. 26 at Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Sept. 17, 1927, in Jersey City, N.J., to Christopher A. and Margaret Enright. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from St. Peters College. He worked as a sales engineer. He served as a first lieutenant forward observer in Korea from 1953 to 1957. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and U.N. Service Ribbon. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis. He was an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast. He was preceded in death by one sister, Claire Portfolio. Survivors include his wife, Alice M. Enright, whom he married in 1961; two sons, Michael A. Enright of Annapolis and Christopher M. Enright of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter, Rosemary Lally of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Marjorie Ingenito of Absecon, N.J. and Loretta McGlaughlin of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Patrick and Grace Lally. A wake will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 9 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville."

Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Memories about Christopher Aloysius Enright:
Christopher Enright helped me find more related cousins:
Thomas Patrick Norton (1920- ) told me, Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) in 1998: "I know I have a cousin called Chrissy Enright that is related somehow. My father would always talk about a Chrissy Enright." I looked in the online telephone directory and called the Christopher Enright that was listed and he told me he knew the Nortons and knew they were cousins. On April 6, 2001 I interviewed Christopher Aloysius Enright II in his home at 27 Eaglecrest Place, Oakland, New Jersey, 07436-3002, USA. He gave me some information on the Conboys and let me make copies of an autograph book that belonged to Margaret Agnes Conboy (1866-1951). The book listed her siblings and had notes from Ann Hogan and B. Conboy, that were signed "your cousin". He told me that there was a Gelchion (I was spelling it Gelchin) that was related to Sara Carr. This woman had three children, the children were Jane Gelchion, that married Patrick Ryan and they lived in Rutherford. The Cryans had two children, Tommy and Jane and Tommy played football. There was Kitty Gelchion and she married a Morgan and they moved to Beacon, NY and had a lot of kids. There was a Winifred Gelchion and she was married to Joe Fuerey (or Fuehry). He may have died around 1925 and she bought a house on Danforth Avenue in Jersey City and she rented it to Irish immigrants that were working in the Bayonne refinery. On September 11, 2002, the one year anniversary of the World Trade Center attack, I was taking a break from work and tried looking up the Gelchions again using my spelling of "Gelchin". Again nothing turned up. All week I was thinking of how this side of the family was a stone-wall and I should give up. I looked at my notes again, I searched for every "Winifred" as a first name in Jersey City and then I tried searching for Patrick Cryan in the 1930 census. The census had been online only about a month and the NJ portion was online for a week or so. I didn't even know the time frame for him so it was just out of desperation that I searched. Only one name came up in Rutherford, New Jersey and when I looked at the census image I was amazed to see "Jane Gelchion, mother-in-law" living in the same house. I searched for "Gelchion" in and found one entry from Deirdre Robinson and it had Matthew Gelchion marrying Jane Hogan at St Paul's in Jersey City, the same place where Patrick Norton married Sarah Carr. Jane Hogan's father was John Hogan and he married Winifred Conboy in Ireland. I searched for Gelchion in the online phone book and called "M. Gelchion in Bayonne". She said her father-in-law sent her a genealogy and that the other NJ Gelchions were related to her husband. She didn't know any Hogans or any Gelchions in Rutherford. I gave her my number and she called her father in Florida. She called me back in 5 minutes and said her father wanted to talk to me. Source: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ), September 11, 2002

Christopher Aloysius Enright II (1927- ) is the third cousin once removed from Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on December 2, 2005. Updated on February 9, 2011 with information on his death. Updated on February 13, 2016 with information on his burial.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 2 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12587131
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Aloysius Enright, II (17 Sep 1927–26 Feb 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12587131, citing Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Crownsville, Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .