Somerville/Medford Remembering Laura Wright (Mendonca)

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Laura Wright (Mendonca) on her passing.

Laura Wright was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here both in Somerville and Medford.


Laura Wright (Mendonca) 60, of Maynard, MA, formally of Somerville MA passed away peacefully on December 1, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Devoted wife to the late Gregory Paul Wright Sr., of Maynard. Loving Mother of Adeline Farrar and her husband Ben of Shirley, Laura Johnson and her husband Steven of Medford, Mathew Bairos and his wife Jacqueline of Franklin and Gregory Wright and his fiancé Madison Phillips of Maynard, Kristy Kanode and her husband Sean of Dracut and Heather De La Cruz and her husband Carlo of Leominster. Bonus Mom to Erich Lamb and his wife Ashley of Ware. Cherished Grandmother of Aaron, Kayla, William, Colin, Travis, Austin, Marcus, Hunter, Westen, Brysen, Easten, Joceline and Emma. Beloved Sister of Dolores Santoyanni and her husband Anthony of Natick, Manuel Mendonca and his wife Kathleen of Salem, NH, Larry Mendonca and his wife MaryAnn of Malden, Adeline Meagher and her late husband Paul of Sudbury, Adam Mendonca and his wife Candida of Everett and the late John Mendonca. Also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as many other loving family and friends. Laura was a very caring and giving soul and touched the lives of everyone she met in one way or another. She had a way of naturally making others feel special and was always there to lend a helping hand. Some of Laura’s favorite things to do were reading to her many grandchildren, taking trips to the beach, camping, watching a Patriots or Bruins game with her husband or simply sitting at the dining room table and beating her children and grandchildren at Yahtzee. She also would never pass up the chance for a good game of cribbage with her husband. Holidays with her family was something she always looked forward to. A nice glass of blackberry brandy in hand never hurt either. If you were ever lucky enough to be in a car with Laura, you would get home with a sore arm as punch buggy was her thing!

Visiting hours will be Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 12PM – 2PM at Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the APDA Massachusetts American Parkinson Disease Association

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