Yvonne "Penny" Wright

yvonne wright

September 9, 1937 ~ August 8, 2022

Yvonne “Penny” Wright, 84, of Fort Lee NJ, formerly of Spring Hill, FL and Warwick, NY was born and raised in Bronx, NY as an only child. She then moved to Closter, NJ, where she attended high school. Penny was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to all. She passed away peacefully at her residence under the care of Hospice and her caring nurses, Marie and Lydia. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Ret. Det. Sgt. Daniel Wright of the Fort Lee Police Department, her son, Daniel Wright Jr. of the 46 Pct. NYPD and her parents, Frank and Marion McGinty. She is survived by her devoted children, daughter, Danette Wright Forsythe, son-in-law, Paul Forsythe, son, Dean Wright, daughter, Deana Cuevas and son-in-law Jaime Cuevas. She was a cherished grandmother to Matthew Forsythe, his wife, Erica, Kaitlyn Forsythe, Dillon Forsythe, Remi Cuevas and great-grandmother to Reagan Forsythe with whom she shared a birthday. After overcoming Polio as a child, Penny dedicated her life to children’s causes and worked as a Director for the March of Dimes. She was an avid card player, adored the movies and Broadway shows, loved dining out and greatly enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney World. She was legendary for hosting memorable parties and had a strong passion for reading. Penny was most proud of her roles as mother and homemaker. She was everything to her family.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 15th from 3-5 and 7-9 at Frank Patti Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ. Funeral services on Tuesday, August 16th at 9:30am held at the funeral home then, George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to closterpubliclibrary.org choose Library Friends then Support your Library.


Prayer Service: August 16, 2022 9:30 am

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: August 15, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation: August 15, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: August 16, 2022 10:30 am

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. There was never a time that Penny was not in my life. She and Danny were friends with my parents, and we spent many holidays and summer vacations with the Wrights. Penny was strong willed, funny, fiercely loyal and had a smile that could light up the room. She will be missed! God bless you Penny and tell the two Danny's hello from me.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Penny. She was a special person and may she Rest In Peace. My condolences to her family . Sincerely, Jeannie Sweeney

  3. I am so sad to hear about Penny passing. I have amazing childhood memories with her in it. My prayers ,support and love to her family and friends during this time. We honor her on my next Disney trip.
    Love Kathleen Conway ❤️

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Wright family. Penny was a lovely woman. We have very fond memories of her. We are so sorry for your loss

  5. My sincerest condolences to Danette, Dean and Deana. Penny will always be watching over you and protecting you. I will always have wonderful memories of Penny's infectious smile and laugh. My sympathies and prayers, Nina Lutz Stanson

  6. Our Condolences to the entire Wright Family. We pray you will find comfort and strength in your faith and family memories to help at this difficult time.

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