Genella O. Wright Deberri
AUBURN -- Genella O. Wright Deberri, 86, of Dixfield, died on July 3, 2012 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with her loving family by her side after a very short stay.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1925 in North Jay, a daughter of Edward and Sarah Wright. She graduated from Jay Schools and went on to earn her degree in nursing from Maine General Medical Center in 1946. The majority of her nursing career was spent as the Operating Room Supervisor in a New Jersey hospital, but she continued a diverse career in nursing for 54 years.
Genella enjoyed reading, time spent with her family and playing cards with her recent companion, Harry Francis.
She is survived by her children, Sarah Bonardi of Lodi, NJ, Adeline “Addie” Taylor and her husband, Wes of Fayette and John Brassart of Warrensburg, NY; her grandchildren, Debra Reihman, John Menthe, Amanda Bedell, Katrin Menthe, Jennifer Brassart and Joseph Brassart; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Phil Wright of North Jay; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her most recent husband, Edmond Deberri in 2004, and companion for the last six years, Harry Francis on Apr. 30, 2012; siblings, Ruth Francis, Jeanette Baker, Donzetta Dunn, Clarence, Silas, Vinton and Dennis Wright.
Genella’s family would like to thank Christine and Doug Lothrop of Dixfield for their loving care as well as Harry’s children, Llewellyn Francis and his wife, Helen, and George Jacobs and his wife, Patricia “Pat” for the kindness they showed her.