CALAIS and ISLAMORADA, Fla. – Jeffrey Charles Wright, 59, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 27, 2013. Jeff was born Oct. 16, 1953, in Passaic, N.J., the only child of the late Charles and Jeannette (Smeaton) Wright.
Jeff graduated from Nutley High School, Nutley, N.J., and attended Ramapo College of New Jersey where he studied botany and ecology. As a young man Jeff was a volunteer firefighter, assistant scout master of Troop 147, a logger in Oregon and a fishing charter mate in Montauk, N.Y. Jeffrey was later a registered Florida state fishing boat captain and guide and also a registered state of Maine hunting and fishing guide. He was known as a true adventurer, a lifelong wildlife enthusiast, fisherman, hunter and avid artifact collector.
Surviving is his loving wife, Kate Wright of Calais and Islamorada, Fla.; four children, Matthew Jeans and wife, Jennifer, of Westford, Vt., Sarah D’Anto of Gorham, Adam Wright of Islamorada, Fla., and Laura Kathleen Wright and fiancé, Daniel Allen, of Winooski, Vt.; four grandchildren, Liberty D’Anto, Ethan and Toby Jeans and Ammi Allen; his beloved “right-hand man,” Troy Dotenl and numerous friends.
Visiting hours will be held 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, with a ceremony in celebration of Jeff’s life beginning at 6 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.