Josephine ‘Tootie’ Wright

Josephine "Tootie" Wright, 96, lifelong resi­dent of Milford, NH died on January 22, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Jaffrey, NH.

She was born in Milford on April 6, 1919, a daugh­ter of Augustus and De­lotea (Di Bartolomao) Co­molli.

Tootie had been em­ployed as a clerk at Mc­Crory’s Five and Dime in Milford for many years and had previously worked for the Milford School lunch program and Abbot Worsted Mills in Wilton.

She enjoyed playing cards, working on cross­word puzzles and going to yard sales with friends.

Tootie was a lov­ing mother, a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Her great­est joy came from spend­ing time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence "Ripper" Wright, who died in 1997, and their infant son, Stephen G. Wright.

Family members in­clude her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bob Gage of Shirley, MA; a granddaughter, Robin Turilli and her husband, Lt. Raymond Jr. of Jaffrey, NH; two great-grandsons, Stephen Turilli and Nich­olas Turilli, both of Jaf­frey, NH, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flow­ers, donations in her memory may be made to Jaffrey Firefighters Com­pany, Inc., 138 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condo­lence, please go to www. smith-heald.com.