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Obituary: Patricia M. (Shea) Wright

Patricia M. (Shea) Wright

Patricia M. (Shea) Wright, age 54, of Melrose, formerly of Brighton passed away at home on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Born in Verdun, France on October 26, 1962, she was a loving daughter of Paul V. and Anne Marie (Guillemin) Shea of Plymouth.

Patty grew up in Brighton and was a 1980 graduate of Mount St Joseph Academy in Brighton. She furthered her studies, graduating from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and the Massachusetts School of Law.

Patty was a practicing lawyer with the law firm of Korde & Associates, PC in Lowell. She also worked for the firm when it operated under the name of Middlesex Title Company.

A resident of Melrose for over twenty years, Patty was an active member of the community and an advocate for children’s education. She especially loved spending time with her family, and also enjoyed arts and crafts, reading, gardening, and will be always be remembered for her amazing cooking skills

In addition to her parents, she was the devoted mother of Rebecca H. Wright of Melrose and the late Edward O. Wright. She was the dear sister of Edward M. Shea and his wife Lisa of Mansfield, and Genevieve M. Shultz and her husband Jordan of Yardley, PA. She was the loving niece of Solange Klein of France, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews including Erin Shea, Hunter Shea and Arielle Shultz.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a service in celebration of her life on Saturday, September 30th at 5:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.

Visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

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Re: Obituary: Patricia M. (Shea) Wright

Sending prayers for Patty and her family. She had a huge heart and gave so much to many. Melrose was unbelievably bad to her, and yet she always continued to love her community and work hard for literally anyone who asked for her help, especially if it involved the disenfranchised and/or children. There is a large roster of residents who know and can attest first-hand to her unflinching generosity. If someone found themselves in need of legal help, she would literally put herself in peril if that was what it took to help. When she heard through the grapevine that a young family wouldn't have the resources to give the children Christmas presents, she rented a van and filled it to overflowing with gifts, food, and clothing that she paid for herself, and then delivered it all in a most sensitive way that wouldn't embarrass the family. There are so many of these kinds of stories that most will never know (even her family) about this hugely loving and generous woman because she did these things without fanfare, or even knowledge or thanks most of the time. Melrose has lost one of its great spirits. May she rest in peace and her memory be eternal.

Re: Obituary: Patricia M. (Shea) Wright

It was obvious to all who knew Patty that she was doing God's work on earth - helping the poor, providing compassion and emotional support to those who needed it, and being there to support any worthwhile cause which benefited those in time of need.

Re: Obituary: Patricia M. (Shea) Wright

Attorney Wright fought hard for real justice in Melrose. Her courage and intelligence were complemented by her huge, loving heart. She was tough in her tenacity and ferocity, but her heart was always in the right place. Her passing is an enormous loss for our community. Rest in peace, Patricia. Sending deepest condolences to her family and friends.