Norrine (Wilson) Wright was born to James R. Wilson and Margaret Ann (Pitman) Wilson on 12/8/42, in Holmdel, NJ. Norrine spent her childhood years in Redbank, NJ, Newark, NJ, and Port Jefferson, NY.
Norrine moved to Albany, NY in 1972. Norrine was a homemaker; but had many jobs before going to Maria College, graduating and becoming a nurse in the early 1980’s. Norrine worked at Albany Medical Center, and the V.A. Medical Center as a nurse, for over forty(40) years all together. Norrine retired from the V.A. Medical Center in the late 2010’s. She remained a resident of Albany, NY until her passing.
Norrine is predeceased by her parents James. R. Wilson and Margaret A. Pitman (Wilson) and her sons Lawrence L. Scott, Gregory B. Scott, and Michael A. Wright.
Norrine was the mother of 7 children; Lawrence L. Scott (deceased) (Irene), Gregory B. Scott (deceased) (Darlene), Anthony M. Scott (Fay), James R. Wright, Jr. (Valerie), Michael A. Wright (deceased), Christopher F. Wright (Hillary), and Mojavi S. Emi (Judy). Norrine was a grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Norrine leaves behind to honor her memory, Her brothers Clark Pitman, and Jason Wilson; Her sons and their wives and significant others; Anthony M. Scott (Fay), James R. Wright, Jr. ( Valerie), Christopher F. Wright (Hillary), Mojavi S. Emi (Judy), 19 grandchildren and 16 great - grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews in California, New York, and the South, and cousins in New Jersey, the Carolinas, and the West coast, God children, and numerous friends, former co-workers, and associates.
Norrine (“Ma”, “Mom”, “Sudie”) will always be remembered for her devotion and Love of her family. She loved it when the family came together. The more the merrier. Mom taught us to Love and protect one another because after her; we would only have each other. Mom loved God and was raised up as a Christian who believed in the message of Jesus Christ and The Bible. Mom loved food and cooking; especially for the people she loved the most. She could make anything taste good. Mom had a special affinity for lobster, blue crab, crab legs and fish. Mom also loved to eat and cook soul food. Mom was an avid reader of books and poetry. Mom wrote two different drafts of books that she planned to finish. Mom loved music and she loved to dance. Mom’s water once broke while she was on the dance floor. Mom loved to shop and buy gifts for her loved ones on a regular basis. She was the one of the most thoughtful and best gift givers ever. Mom loved dogs. She had a few when she was young and she helped to raise great danes.
Mom will be remembered for all the lives she touched, people she helped to heal, the example she set, the sage advice she gave, and her thoughtfulness and gigantic generosity. This is a big loss for our family and others who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
We would like to thank God for giving us our Mother, Grandmother, and Great grandmother. There would be no “us” without her and no “us “ without Him (God). We would like to thank God for giving us each other to love, and support each other in our time of bereavement and for the rest of our lives. We would like to thank the staff of Eddy Visiting Nurses, most notably, Mary Gavin, RN, Penny Hammer, PT/OT. We would like to thank the home health aide service started by Daniela Filmer (All of the aides), Most notably, Latosha Tune, Devilyn, Kat Flowers, and Imari Baird. You spent many hours with our mother. You made her laugh, and took care of her needs. She loved you all and she looked forward to interacting with you and the special person centered care that you gave her. We would like to thank Lisa Robinson-Parker for her love and support. We would like to thank Shannon Mclaughlin and the staff of SL Mclaughlin funeral home for their guidance and support. We would like to thank everyone who has shown support and for their acts of kindness in our time of bereavement. May God Bless each and every one of you.