ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Gerard Anthony (Gerry) Wright of Rathfarnham, Dublin, peacefully, on Friday 18th November 2022, in the gentle care of the staff of Parke House nursing home, Kilcock. Adored and beloved husband of Maeve (nee Edge). Gerry will deeply missed by his heartbroken wife, his children Orla, Aisling, Caoimhe and Gus, his brother John, his beloved grandchildren Conor, Ross, John, Tadgh, and Ella Bea, all his wonderful nieces and nephews, son-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, friends, neighbours and Defence Forces colleagues.
Gerry Wright, a native of Tipperary Town, was born in March 1938. He enlisted in the Defence Forces as a member 31 Cadet Class on 3rd December1956 and was commissioned into the Infantry Corps on 1st December 1958. He served with 3 Infantry Battalion in the Curragh Command and in appointments in the Eastern Command and the Equitation School. Overseas Gerry served as Platoon Commander, C Company, 36 Infantry Battalion in the Congo (ONUC) from November 1961 to May 1962. He served in Cyprus as Welfare Officer with 13 Infantry Group UNFICYP from September 1969 to April 1970. Gerry retired from the Defence Forces in the early 1970s to take up the appointment of Assistant Secretary, with responsibility for the faculties of Veterinary Medicine, in University College Dublin. He was later College Secretary for over twelve years before retiring in April 2000.
Gerry was a brother of the late Colonel Michael Wright and his brother-in-law is Commandant Ultan Edge.
Reposing at Fanagan’s Funeral Home, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, on Monday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, at 10am on Tuesday, followed by burial at Kilmashogue Cemetery.
For those unable to attend, the Mass will be livestreamed at https://rathfarnhamparish.ie/webcam/
Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Parkinson’s Association of Ireland.
Members may wish to leave personal messages in the ‘Condolences’ section of Gerry’s death notice on rip.ie – https://rip.ie/death-notice/dr-gerard-anthony-gerry-wright-rathfarnham-dublin/514734#!photo