CARIBOU – John C. Wright Jr., 76, died Feb. 4, 2012, in Caribou. He was born Dec. 26, 1935, in Hobart, Okla., the son of the late Cecil and Phala (Catchings) Wright.
Mr. Wright was a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, where he was a jet engine mechanic on B-52′s at Loring Air Force Base. After his retirement he continued his employment with the civil service at Loring as a painter. He was a member of Lister Knowlton Post No. 9389 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Henry B. Pratt Post No. 15 American Legion and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Blanchette Wright of Caribou; one daughter, Teresa Wright of Oklahoma; his stepson, Floyd Blanchette and his wife, Judith, of Coventry, Conn.; two sisters, Janet Fay and Deanna Gay; and his grandchildren, Monica, Raymond and Tina. Mr. Wright was predeceased by a son, Keith.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Aaron Damboise officiating.
Interment will be at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery.