Leslie Eugene Wright


Leslie Eugene Wright

Richmond, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 19 Sep 1990 (aged 84)
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
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"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 212, No 12, p 26, Dec., 1990.

Leslie E. Wright, 84, of Ashaway, Rhode Island, husband of Ruth (Robinson) Wright, died on September 19, 1990, at the Westerly (Rhode Island) Hospital.

He was born in Richmond, Rhode Island, on July 4, 1906, the son of the late Henry and Alice (Knowles) Wright. He worked for many years as a machinist at the former Cottrell Company in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of the Cottrell Quarter-Century Club and the Old Time Fiddlers of Rhode Island. He was also a member of the First SDB Church of Hopkinton, Ashaway.

Leslie was well known as an entertainer in area schools, nursing homes, and senior citizen gatherings where he played the fiddle and the musical saw. He was formerly married to the late Ollie V. (Brown) Wright.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, he is survived by four sons, Eugene of Forked River, New Jersey, David of Carolina, Leonard of Westerly, and Brian of Charlestown, Rhode Island; two sisters, Leona Bitgood of Stark, Florida, and Reba
Gilchrist of Richmond; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, Westerly. Interment was at First Hopkinton Cemetery, Hopkinton, Rhode Island.

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