R. Ford Wright, 88 of Copenhagen


R. Ford Wright, 88, died May 5, 2013 at his home on Maple Ave.

Ford spent much of his life as a funeral director with the former Bossuot Funeral Home in Carthage, NY, raising four kids with his beloved wife Carol. In 1978, Ford retired from the funeral business and spent the next 30 years on the road, traveling across the U.S. selling Funeral Home Directories with Carol. After retiring from his second career, Ford and Carol spent the next 10 years splitting their time between Colorado, Bella Vista, AR and the North Country, before making Copenhagen their permanent home.

Ford was born February 11, 1925 to Ralph Ford Wright Sr. and Virginia Wright in Carthage, NY. He graduated from High School at the Carthage Augustinian Academy. He attended Ohio State University and graduated from the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY. In April of 1943, Ford joined the U.S. Army to fight in WWII. He started the War in February of 1944 at Cherbourg, France, fighting his way to the outskirts of Berlin, while attaining the rank of Sergeant before being discharged in February, 1946. Ford enjoyed skiing and golfing and was devout Catholic, fourth degree Knight of Columbus and member of the Carthage Elks Lodge, BPOE #1762.

Ford is survived by his daughter, Barbann and her husband Marty Deline of Denver, CO, and their children Lesley Ford, Cameron, Lizbeth, and Allison; his daughter Eleanor (Sis) and her husband Rudy Villarreal of Denver, CO, and their son Raul; and his son Ted and his wife Nina of Alexandria, VA and their children Boker and Anastasia, and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Carol Bossuot Wright (1930-2009), his son Timothy Ford Wright (1953-2011), and his grandson Micah Villarreal (1981-2005).

Calling hours will be held at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, on Monday, May 6 from 5pm-9pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage at 11am on Tuesday, May 7 at 11am, with the Rev. George F. Maroun, Pastor, officiating.

Ford will be buried at St. James Cemetery, Carthage, with interment ceremonies being held at 11am on Thursday, May 9.

Donations can be made to St. James Parish, 327 West St., Carthage, NY 13619.
Friday, October 9, 2015
, Watertown, NY
More On Demand

Funeral Homes Listings

Jefferson County:

Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage

Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown

Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay

Cummings Funeral Service
Watertown - 315-782-0830
Clayton - 315-686-5101

Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa

Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown

Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter

Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown

Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown

Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent

Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont

Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage

Carpenter-Stoodley, Belleville

T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton

Piddock Funeral Home, Adams

Lewis County

Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville

Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville

St. Lawrence County

IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown

Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop

Buck Funeral Home, Norwood

Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg

French Funeral Home, Gouverneur

Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur

Phillips Memorial Home, Massena

Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg

Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg

Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton

O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton

Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
(315) 347-2122

French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur

French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards

French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

What's On TonightFull Schedule