St. Edmund Prep Mourns the Passing of Christopher Wright

Mr. Wright retired from St. Edmund Prep in 2019 after a 40-year career in Catholic education. He began his service to St. Edmund Prep in September of 1986. His 33 years at the Prep was marked by his dedication in the math department, where he served as department chair. He held many administrative roles including athletic director, director of admissions, director of development, and faculty union delegate. He also served a six-year term as the president of the Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association. 

His extracurricular resume is just as long having served as softball coach, club moderator, member of the Emmaus Retreat team, the NHS advisory council, the scholarship committee, and chaperone for the England foreign exchange and Travel Study trips. For his noteworthy contributions to the CHSAA and St. Edmund Prep Athletics he was inducted in the CHSAA Hall of Fame in 2008 and the St. Edmund Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. In his retirement, he continued to teach the Algebra Regents class for our High School Extension Program, including this school year.
 
We mourn Chris' passing and ask the entire Prep community to keep him, his wife Joanne, his son Michael, his brother James, his brother-in-law Fr. Mike Gribbon, and the entire Wright family in your thoughts and prayers.  
 
Arrangements for Mr. Wright are as follows:
 
Wake
Marine Park Funeral Home
3024 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Tuesday, February 13th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
At the request of the Wright family, this viewing is only for St. Edmund High School and St. Edmund Prep former/current students, faculty, and staff, and the extended Catholic Education network including the CHSAA, high school principals, elementary school students/staff/families.
 
Wednesday, February 14th
At the request of the Wright family, this viewing is for friends and family only.
 
Mass of Christian Burial
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
1950 Batchelder Street
Brooklyn, New York 11229
 
Thursday, February 15th
11:00 AM
 
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Christopher Wright Memorial Scholarship at St. Edmund Prep. Donations can be made at www.stedmundprep.org/wright/ or sent to St. Edmund Prep 2474 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
 
Eternal rest grant unto Chris, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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