Viewing - Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Military Honors - Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:45 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Funeral Service - Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:00 AM at Wetzel and Son, Rockledge
Funeral Home -
Wetzel and Son Funeral Home
- 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Family Florist -
- 5 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-8787 - Map
The following tribute was written by Patrick’s family:
Patrick Kevin Wright, also affectionately known as Bones Malone, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 18th, 2021. Born on October 4th 1953, Patrick was resident of Fox Chase in Philadelphia, and a lifelong resident of Croydon, Pennsylvania. An icon, everyone loved Bones.
Patrick was a Veteran of the United States Army and he took great pride in his service to the country. He never missed an opportunity to put on his uniform and march in local parades, one of his favorite things to do as his family and friends watched. He worked in masonry for many years after leaving the army.
Patrick had a heart that was humble, a sense of humor that captured the room, and a sensitivity that was rare. He emanated kindness and wit and told jokes for miles. Patrick loved a cold Budweiser, a solid dance floor, and spending time with his buddies in Croydon. He never missed a chance to tell you how much you were loved, that he was proud of you, or to let you know, “I gotcha.” We will remember his voice resonating through local bars as he sang his version of, “If I only had a brain.” We will remember his bright eyes and his mischievous grin. We will savor memories of that little trick he did with his hand, and his dance moves that could not be matched. And we will smile when we hear his favorite tunes: “Just my Imagination,” “Sitting in the Park,” “Ants go Marching,” and “If you Think I’m Sexy.”
Patrick treasured family and we know that he was welcomed with open arms in heaven by his father, Thomas Wright; his mother, Sunny Wright; Brothers: Daniel, Michael, Thomas, and Johnny Wright; and sisters, Erin Wright and Kathleen Morrison. Though we miss him, we know it was a reunion to be talked about.
Patrick is survived by two daughters, his greatest accomplishments, Megan Russell-Currie and Shannon Wright and his three grandchildren, Colin and Aidan Russell, and Morgan Pommerenke. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, his lifetime best friends who he would do anything for: Patricia Rappo (John), Mary Allmond (Eforrest), Margaret Coco, Brian Wright (Patricia), Terence Wright (Jennifer), Theresa Benson (George), Maureen Brennan (Robert), and Bernadette Wadsworth (George). Patrick will also be severely missed by his many nieces and nephews who knew they were always loved and protected by their Uncle Bones. Last, but definitely not least, Patrick is survived by his lifelong best buddy since childhood, Ricky Good, a friend who was family.
Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by military honors rendered by the Joseph A. Schumacher VFW Post 1597 and funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.
Religious services were conducted by Fr. William S. Harrison from Presentation B. V. M. Church, 100 Old Soldiers Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012.
“May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.” - Irish Proverb
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