John Wright

John Joseph Wright

Saturday, April 13th, 1946 - Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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John Joseph Wright 74 passed away peacefully on September 29, 2020.

John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jo Ann Wright. His children, Kevin Wright and his wife Julie, Joseph Wright and his wife Stephanie, Kimberly Deeb, Jennifer Wright-Nisenbaum and her husband Dean and his son-in-law Warren Deeb. His 17 Grandchildren Dr. Kristin Wright-McKitish and her husband Brian, Jennifer Deeb, Joseph David Wright Jr. Taylor Wright, John Joseph Wright, Devyn Wright, Regina Wright, Tori Wright, Justin Wright, Zachary Deeb, Thomas Wright, Trevor Deeb, Brooke Wright, Brayden Wright, Sarah Nisenbaum, Jalynn Ann Grote, and Michael Patrick Grote . He was also survived by two great grandchildren, Michael McKitish and Camden McKitish.

John was born April 13, 1946. He is predeceased by his Mother Theresa Nufrio and Stepfather Rocco Anthony Nufrio. John married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Jo Ann (Fischbach) Wright July 2, 1966. From there he served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon discharge he and Jo Ann settled in Elizabeth to begin their lives together.

John was a long-time member of the Union Elks Lodge 1583 holding a title of Past Exalted Ruler. During his time with the elks John and his wife Jo Ann were actively involved in several committees such as the veterans and special children’s committee. Throughout his life, John was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed life to the fullest. While his children were young, he spent many years involved in little league, PTA, and the cheerleading association for St Anthony of Padua Church in Elizabeth. He was also a member of the ASA Association of Referees. Upon his retirement from Durex Inc at age 62, he and Jo Ann spent many years enjoying time with the grandchildren, frequent moments with friends and trips to Aruba and Canada. He always said that his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were his greatest blessings. He was quick with a joke and helping hand. All that knew him, knew him for his calming demeanor and love of family.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5 to 8pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave, Roselle Park, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10:30am at St Anthony of Padua Church in Elizabeth, NJ. Please be at the funeral home 9:15am. With private cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you send a donation in John’s name to:

NJ State Elks Veterans Association
Ken Low
State Veterans Chairman
8-28 Mitchell Place
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mastapeter Funeral Home (Roselle Park, NJ)
    400 Faitoute Avenue
    ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204
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  • Service

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 10:30am
    St. Anthony of Padua Church
    Third Avenue
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    Please be at the funeral home 9:15am.
  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery & Crematory
    Broad Street
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    Cremation will be private


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Anita Mulhall Murphy

Posted at 09:42am
Dear JoAnn & Family,
My heartfelt sympathy upon learning of John’s passing !
Wishing you and your family much peace and comfort.
May he Rest In Peace ! 🙏🏼
Neil & Anita Mulhall Murphy

Lee Wallace

Posted at 08:16pm
Joanne and Family-
So sorry to read this today. Prayers of condolences to you all. Lee (Kane) Wallace

Lee Wallace Posted at 08:17pm


AnnaLee Stanislawczyk

Posted at 04:57pm
What a great man our Lord has taken. Our prayers and condolences to all of John’s family! He loved to tease, but he was always a gentleman! RIP my friend! We will never forget you.

Cheryl & Makensy

Posted at 03:37pm
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Harry Leonard

Posted at 11:59am
Donna and I extend our condolences to Joanne and all of the Wright family. God bless you John, Rest In Peace.

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