CHESTER, Vt. – Norman K. Wright, 85, died quietly at his home Thursday night with his four children and granddaughter by his side after a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Walpole, N.H., son of Norman and Rose Wright.
He graduated from Vermont Academy in 1949. He then graduated and received a B.A. from Grinnell. Afterwards, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Japan. Wright was part of the Aircraft Early Warning division and then was promoted to the personnel officer for the squadron. After two years in the Air Force, he returned to get his Masters degree from the University of Iowa.
In 1957, he married Irene (Fraser) Wright in Algona, Iowa. He then moved to Plainfield, N.J. where he began his 30-year career with Mobil Oil in the pipeline division. Through his career with Mobil Oil, he lead an adventurous life that lead to several moves around the country, including a two-year work assignment in Saudi Arabia.
Norman and Irene Wright raised four children together. After retirement, they ran the Chester House Bed and Breakfast for 10 years. They enjoyed 30 years of living in Chester and developing strong relationships with the community.
Survivors are three daughters Sarah Paige, Ann Wright, and Susan Marmon; one son, Kenneth Wright; two sisters, Joyce Andrews and Phyllis Hogel; a brother, Robert Wright; four grandchildren; Rebecca Wright, Madison Marmon, Jackson Wright and Grace Wright. A funeral service was held at St. Luke’s Episcopal church in Chester. The burial took place at the Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross at American Red Cross, PO Box 37839 Boone, IA, 50037-0839 and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church P.O. Box 8 Chester, VT, 05143. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. is assisting with arrangements.