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July 30, 2013

James R. Wright

James R. Wright

DeLANCEY — James R. Wright, 67, of DeLancey, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2013, at the Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.

He was born on May 10, 1946, in Delhi, the son of Edmund and Florence (Eadie) Wright.

A life-long area resident, James was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. Being self-employed in the area as a carpenter, he also worked on the bridge crew for Delaware County.

When he was able, James enjoyed hunting, haying, raising beef cattle, horse racing and attending clam bakes with his friends up North. He was also an avid NASCAR fan.

He was a member of the Terry Clove Community Hall, Salisbury Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club, Hamden Hill Ridge Riders, and the American Legion, Donald W. Gleason Post No.190 in Delhi.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy; a granddaughter, Brittany; a great-granddaughter, Bailey; brothers, Jay and Elsie, Gerald and Kathy, William and Caroline; sisters, June and Mel Ruff, Cathy and Mike Drew; special friends, Linda and Larry Govendo and family, Don and Linda Denapole and family, Steve and Sylvia Reed and family; several nieces and nephews who remember Uncle Jim for his ice cream treats; and many more friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Jane; and brothers, Johnny and George.

Burial will take place in Andes Cemetery, Andes, at the convenience of friends and family.

Contributions in James’ memory are asked to be made to the American Legion, Donald W. Gleason Post No.190, 41 Page Avenue, Delhi, NY 13753.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi.

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