Ernest N. Wright

Obituaries / Dec. 10, 2009 3:35pm EST

Randolph—Ernest N. Wright, 89, died late Saturday night, Dec. 5, 2009 at Gifford Medical Center.

He was born October 27, 1920 in Duluth, Minn., the son of George I. and Elizabeth Wright.

He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in Guam during World War II, and received his master's degree in architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was an architect for Architects Collaborative in Cambridge, Mass., and taught architectural design at Rensselaer, N.Y. Polytechnic Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and Vermont Technical College at Randolph Center.

He and his wife Nancy came to Brookfield, from Cambridge, Mass. in 1972, moving to Randolph in 1978. He enjoyed woodworking, collecting and identifying wild mushrooms, playing the recorder, and his creation of an original cold frame design. An avid chess player, he was a member of the U.S. Chess Federation.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wright of Randolph; four daughters, Dinah and Jay Collins of Hingham, Mass., Jessica Wright and Richard Skarrow of Braintree, Sarah Wright and Michael Bieber of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Judith Wright of Burlington; six grandchildren, Siobhan, Julia, Madeline, Olivia, Russell and Charlotte; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his three brothers.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph, with Rev. Timothy Eberhardt, officiating. There are no calling hours.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Randolph Area Food Shelf, P.O. Box 202, Randolph, Vt., 05060; or to REECH, P.O. Box 303, Randolph, Vt., 05060.

Online condolences may be left at Arrangements by Day Funeral Home.

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