2018-03-13 / Obituaries

Sue Wright

Sue ( Ignatovich) Wright, 73 of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at home.

Sue was born on August 23, 1944, in Newark, N.J. to Frank and Gertrude Ignatovich. Raised in Lake Como, Pa., she spent most of her childhood on the farm with her Grandma Flannigan, Aunt Wish Flannigan and Uncle Tom Flannigan. Stories about her childhood were centered around the mischief she got into and work she did on the farm. A selfproclaimed tomboy, Sue would have loved to have been born of the generation where girls were given the athletic opportunities of today’s young women.

Sue attended Hancock Central High School where she met the love of her life, Jim Wright. They were married on August 15, 1964, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She and Jim were a fiercely independent and determined couple where Sue was the “manager” of the family. She kept things in order whether they were working together at Nield & Wright’s Store, cutting deer, or working any number of jobs while raising their two children.

Sue loved her daily coffee at the diner and the company of her friends that joined her. She had a green thumb talent that produced beautiful flowers year after year and her yard was the envy of many. If she wasn’t at the diner or puttering with her flowers you could most often find Sue at any variety of sporting events. She was a lifelong sports fan and she spend hours watching local youth Little League and Small Fry as well as high school, collegiate and professional sports. Sue was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Her contributions and help in the Hancock community and those in need will be missed.

Sue’s greatest accomplishment by far was her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim Wright, children Jim (Barbara) and Kris (Joe), grandsons Jimmy Lee, Patrick and Michael Wright and granddaughters-to-be Melanie Carlson and Kayla Szczesniak; siblings Ed, Paul (Robin), and Rose Ignatovich; nephew Joe (Jen) Ignatovich, niece Katie (Chris) Wong and great-niece Kaiya Wong.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 14, at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel from 4-7 p.m. with rosary at 6:30. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the spring in St. Juliana’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Little League, Hancock Rescue Squad, or St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

Sue was our “Nana” for 25 years and her grandsons were her joy, laughter and loves of her life. They inherited her athleticism and mischievous nature and in them we will see her live on.

Arrangements by Henderson- Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

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