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First Presbyterian Church
Friday July 1st, 2022
11:00am

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Gregory C. Wright

OGDENSBURG- Memorial Services for Gregory Carl Wright, 67, of Ogdensburg, NY will be held on Friday July 1st, 2022, at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church located at 423 Ford Street in Ogdensburg, NY. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, located at 324 New York Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

Greg Wright died peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2022 at his camp in Red Mills. The world has lost a great son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.  

Greg was born on October 4, 1954 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Carl Cowan and Alice May (Mitchell) Wright. Greg graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1973. Greg was an avid horse lover in his youth, riding at Spencer Merry’s Riding Academy and County wide horse shows. Greg & his father kept the last allowable horse barn in the city of Ogdensburg and loved caring for a pony called Mr. White Sox, giving children in the family as well as neighborhood kids rides in the pony cart and sleigh. He enjoyed downhill skiing, hunting deer, duck, geese and raccoons, fishing, and ice fishing.

Greg Wright married Joan Bruyere, daughter of Jack and Irma (Gilbert) Bruyere in 1973 and attended The State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton) studying Agricultural science. He worked at Louie Lalone’s Chevron station and garage on State Street in Ogdensburg until 1978. Soon after, he had an opportunity to try his hand at dairy farming in Hammond for several years before moving the family back to Ogdensburg NY.

Greg was employed by the Ogdensburg Housing Authority for over 28 years where he most recently served as the Modernization Coordinator until he retired in 2011.

When Greg married Alanna Bradley Bloodough, daughter of Everett “Flash” and Margaret Bradley, to be his wife on May 24, 2007, he gained an entire family. Greg was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg, serving as a trustee for many years. He was often called upon through the years to share his knowledge about the inner workings of the church properties.  

He is survived by wife, Alanna, Ogdensburg; his two daughters, Heather Wright, Philadelphia, PA; Jill (Caitlin) Wright, Burlington, VT; two step-children, Chris Bloodough, Black Lake, NY; and Courtney Bloodough, Waddington, NY; and a sister, Linda and her husband John Krol, Waddington, NY; Greg also leaves behind four precious grandchildren, Owen Ryan, Parker Wright Frazer, Augusta Lange Wright and Canyon Bloodough; and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Greg’s true love was for the outdoors, and most of all he enjoyed spending time at camp on the St. Lawrence River with his family and friends.  Children clambered to be by his side, especially at camp. He taught many children how to bait a hook, catch a fish, to water ski, build a campfire, and to enjoy and respect the river. He was “Uncle Greg” to so many and their love for him is beyond words.

Greg will always be remembered as a mechanic, and jack of all trades and was always willing to help when called upon. Most importantly, he will be remembered as a great friend to many for his great sense of humor, contagious smile and generous, kind heart. He often reminded loved ones to “Keep the faith.”

People wishing to honor Greg’s lifelong commitment to family and community, may make a donation to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to www.LaRuePitcher.com.

 


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Guestbook

Allana and family. We are sorry to hear the sad news. Our sincere condolences and prayers for each of you

Dave and Sue Fishel Jul 5 2022 10:54 AM

Alanna , very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Sympathy and prayers to you and Greg’s entire family.

Nancy Stacey Jul 1 2022 10:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gregory Wright

Mary H Conant Jul 1 2022 10:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gregory Wright

Karla trimm Jul 1 2022 7:11 AM

Alanna, I'm so sorry about Greg. Let your memories keep him close. If I can do anything let me know.

Dawn Geary Jun 29 2022 3:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gregory Wright

Mike McDonald Jun 29 2022 12:07 PM

Alanna and family, I was saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I will never forget how amazing you both were during my early years of teaching. You both went above and beyond when I had Amy in my kindergarten class. Thinking of all of you!

Martha Lightfoot Jun 28 2022 6:32 PM

Alanna and Family, Ruthann and I are very sorry for your loss. Greg was one of the best guys I have had the honor and privilige to know and call my friend. Ogdensburg is losing a lot of great people and Greg was one of them. Again, our condolences.

Steve and Ruthann Badlam Jun 27 2022 2:34 PM

Alanna and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Mike enjoyed working with Greg at the OHA for many years. Greg was not only a great supervisor but a wonderful friend. We are both deeply saddened by his passing.

Dawn and Mike Mills Jun 27 2022 10:38 AM

Alanna and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know him so well but from what I am reading his was an amazing man to all. Hugs and love to all.

Tami Fielding. Jun 26 2022 12:33 PM

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