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BANGOR and CALAIS – Harold S. “Haddie” Wright, 85, died April 15, 2009, at his Bangor home. He was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Baring, the son of Leonard and Mary (Dowling) Wright. He graduated from Calais Academy in 1941; attended Holy Rosary Business College, St. Stephen, New Brunswick; and Williams School of Banking. Haddie served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was a prominent banker in Calais, Belfast and Bangor for 37 years, retiring in 1987 as executive vice president of Merrill Trust Co. He then served as vice chairman of Merrill Merchant Bank. Haddie was a member of St. Croix Lodge No. 46, AF & AM, St. Croix Chapter No. 11, Hugh DePayens Commandery No. 15, all of Calais; Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Bangor; Maine Consistory 32 degree; Portland; Anah Shriners, Bangor, where he was potentate in 1980 and was a member and past director of R.O.J. No. 150. Haddie is survived by his loving wife, Marion (Smith) Wright of Bangor; his sister, Arlene Barnard of Calais; his nephew, Richard Barnard and his wife, Mary, of Calais; two great-nephews, Christopher Barnard, serving with the U.S. Army and his wife, Susan, and Marc Barnard and his wife, Betsy, of Calais; and many dear friends. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Church Street, Calais, with the Rev. David Sivret, rector, officiating. Interment will be immediately afterward at Calais Cemetery. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at St. Anne’s immediately after the interment. Gifts in his memory may be sent to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 23 Church St., Calais, ME 04619 or St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St., Brewer, ME 04412. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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