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Official Obituary of

Thomas C. Wright

March 20, 1937 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Thomas Wright Obituary

  Thomas C. Wright, 86, of Streator passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at ACES of Streator under the caregivers of Shari and Ed Wonders.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. Friday, March 1st at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church, Streator.

  Visitation will be held from 9-11 A.M. Friday, March 1st at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.

  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator.  Pallbearers will be Kyle Wright, Tyler Wright, Justin Hare, Matthew Wright, Brenden Wright and Colton Van Fleet.

  Born March 20, 1937 in Streator he was the son of John and Catherine (Bute) Wright.  He married Dorothy Burash on September 3, 1956 at St. Stephen’s Church.

  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wright of Streator; a daughter, Katherine (John) Hare of Belvidere; sons, Tim (Vicki) Wright of Punta Gorda, Florida, Joseph (Jacqueline) Wright of Indianapolis, Indiana and Kenneth Wright of Rockton; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great grandchildren; one great grandchild on the way and a brother, Richard (Myrna) Wright of Manhattan.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Wright and a grandchild, Carrie Wright.

  Born and raised in Streator he attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in the class of 1956.

  He lived in the Streator and Grand Ridge area through the years.  He also lived in Indianapolis for about 15 years.

  He worked through the years for Walter Seed, WR Grace and owned and operated Fertilizer Equipment Maintenance.

  He was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Parish.  He also served on the Grand Ridge Village Board as a Trustee and the Grand Ridge Volunteer Fire Department for many years.  He enjoyed gardening for many years.

  Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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March 1, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Str, IL 61364

Mass of Christian Burial
March 1, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church
407 S. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364


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