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Susanne Wright

June 19, 1941 — March 4, 2023

Susanne B. Wright, age 81, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Adirondack Medical Center.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on June 19, 1941, she was the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Ayotte) Burman. Susanne, married Richard J. “Dick” Wright on November 7, 1959 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake.

Susanne was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had been employed as a secretary at the New York State Health Department for over 20 years until her retirement in 1999. She was a member of the Saranac Lake Elks Lodge BPOE 1508 for over 20 years. Susanne was recently honored by the Elks Lodge by awarding her an honorary life membership. She was also a past member of the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber. Susanne loved to spend time with her family and she especially loved to travel with her husband “Dick”. The travels extensively together in their camper across the United States, visiting 47 states. Later in life they spent their winters together in Texas up until 2020.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years Richard, three sons Robert (Michelle) Wright of Rainbow Lake, Allan (Tammy) Wright of Saranac Lake and Steven (Kathleen) Wright of Waterloo, three brothers Gordon (Louise) Burman of Florida, FL, Ross (Barbara) Burman of East Syracuse, and Tom (Diane) Burman of Bloomingdale, one sister Alice (Michael) Celello of Saranac Lake, 8 grandchildren, Kenneth (Chelsi) Wright, Nicole (Barry) Sears, Thomas (SaraBeth Demers) Wright, David (Laura)Wright, Andrew (Kelly) Wright and Cody, Lucas and Lucy Wright, 7 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sister-in-law’s Lillian Burman of Saranac Lake and Donna Burman of Vermontville. She was preceded in death by two brothers Richard and Victor Burman

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday March 8, 2023. An Elks prayer service will take place at 5:45 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday March 9, 2023 at St. Bernard's Church, with Rev. Martin Cline officiating. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery in Vermontville in the spring.

Friends wishing to remember Susanne Wright may make memorial contributions to the Saranac Lake Elks Lodge BPOE 1508 in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their condolences and memories at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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Visitation

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Service

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church

27 Saint Bernard Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Interment

Union Cemetery

State Route 3, NY

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