Robert R. Wright – October 20, 2019

Robert R. Wright of Hoboken, passed away on October 20, 2019.

Born to Jane and Bob Wright of Blackwood, NJ on August 16, 1972, Bob grew up a diehard Philadelphia sports fan. He graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School and Villanova University, where he played football with players who became life-long friends. After teaching History at Gloucester Catholic for a few years, he went on to work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and most recently, Mizuho Securities. Bob had the opportunity to work with so many special people, many of whom became his closest friends. His passion for life was evident in his bigger than life personality, his love of family, and his commitment to leadership. Nothing brought Bob more joy than time on the golf course with friends, good music and his grill. 

Bob’s memory will be cherished by his loving and formidable wife, Mary Wright (nee Sheridan), and beloved children, Aidan and Shannon. He is still loved in Eagles country by his dear siblings including his brother Brian Wright and sister-in-law Tanya, and his sister Lauren and brother-in-law Kevin Calzonetti.  His extended family, including his Godmother Jeanne Muehlhauser and many cousins, nieces and nephews will forever miss Bobby in the backyard.


A Memorial Wake Service will be held for Bob on Wednesday, October 23rd from 4:00-8:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh). A Memorial Funeral Mass will be offered at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hoboken (corner of Fourth and Hudson) on Thursday, October 24th at 10:00 AM. Interment private.

To honor Bobby’s memory, an account has been set up to provide support to his family. If you wish to contribute to the educational and ongoing needs for the children, you can send a check to The Wright Family Education Fund, Merrill Lynch (attention, Brian Saroken), 75 Rockefeller Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019.  You can also Zelle transfer to  wrightfamilyeducationfund@gmail.com noting Mary Wright in the details.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

35 thoughts on “Robert R. Wright – October 20, 2019

  1. Mary,
    John Colman shared with me the sad news of Bob’s passing. Despite being an Eagles fan Bob was a GREAT guy and I have fond memories of hanging out with you all over a few special weekends years ago. I am very sorry for your loss and wanted you to know you and the kids are in my prayers!
    God bless,
    Matthew Keator
    Lenox, MA

  2. We have such lovely memories of Bob during our time in Hoboken. May his memory be a blessing. Send much love and strength to Mary, Aidan and Shannon.

  3. So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was such a great guy. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tony Powers

  4. Dear Mary, Aidan and Shannon:
    Your Bob was larger than life, and that’s how he will live on in the memories of even those, like us, who hadn’t the opportunity to see him in a while. He was kind, generous and welcoming. We admired him and you all as a family. Remember you do not walk alone. We are all praying for you.

  5. So sad to hear of your loss. This is so heart breaking. I will keep you all in my prayers. Wish I had the perfect words to lessen the pain. The Lord wanted him close to his chest for His reasons. I know that doesn’t help. Praying for peace of mind for you all. My thoughts are with you…sending healing hugs.

    Tonya Sustek

  6. I am so sorry about this news. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to all of Bob’s friends and especially to his family. May God hold you all tightly.

  7. The Wright Family is the family we all aspired to be. Bob was an amazing father and husband and that is something that you will always have. We all are so lucky to have Bob , Mary, Aiden and Shannon in our lives . Bob will be so missed but his presence will always be felt.

  8. Mary, Shannon and Aidan, my heart breaks for you. Thinking of you. So sorry I could not make it to the funeral – sincere condolences and much love. Maureen shannon (ireland)

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob at Gloucester Catholic. He had such a passion for teaching History. Such a great guy with a big smile. Prayers for the entire family .

  10. Dear Mary, Shannon and Aidan: I am deeply sorry for Robert’s loss. On behalf of the Prep Lacrosse Program, we are praying for you during this very difficult time.

    God Bless you all.

    Greg Morrissey

  11. Absolutely heartbroken. I will remember fondly all of the wonderful memories growing up with Bob – Family Days, football at Chews School, street hockey in front of Girgenti’s… I recognize that words mean little during a time like this, but the Sabo’s are praying for all of you.

  12. I had the privilege of connecting with Bob through his passion for Villanova. He selflessly helped so many of our students and is responsible for launching many successful Wall Street careers. He was a tremendous individual and devoted Villanovan. May God Bless his family and all who knew and loved him.

  13. Words cannot express our sadness. We pray for the comfort of God to help you through this difficult time. May memories of Bobby and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

    With love and remembrance, Ruth and Sonny Clark

  14. Mary and the entire Wright family- my deepest condolences. You are in my continued thoughts and prayers.

  15. Bob Wright was a wonderful man; a man who made those around him better. I first met Bob in 2007 during my first few weeks at Merrill Lynch. I’ll never forget our first interaction and how funny, genuine and easy-going Bob was. We worked together for several years and I consider myself extremely lucky to have shared that time with him. Bob was a devoted family man, a friend you could count on and most importantly someone who led by example. He will be deeply missed but his lessons, teachings and impact will always live on.

    Love and prayer,
    Charlie Berman

  16. Whether you were an intern on the first day of work or a very senior manager, Bob Wright would treat you with kindness and respect and go out of his way to help you. Not that long ago Bob was stabilizing a deal at BofAML and I had a client who was looking for color about the opening markets. I hesitantly opened up a chat with Bob, nervous about bothering him at such a busy time and knowing that he would probably be swamped with requests. Sure enough, he was busy and I didn’t hear back…however I was able to get the information I needed from someone else and it was no big deal. A little while later when things had settled down, I turned around and to my surprise Bob was personally at my desk to apologize for missing my chat and make sure that I had gotten everything I needed. For a senior person like him to do that for a random salesperson like me was truly above and beyond and goes to show what a decent individual he truly was. The world needs more people like Bob Wright, and we should all strive to live by his example in how we treat each other each day.

    With sympathy,
    Ana Book

  17. Lauren, my deepest Sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Terri Valentine

  18. The Members and Officers of the County Clare Association of New York extend their sincerest condolences to our member, Margaret Shannon, her niece Mary Wright and all the Wright family on the untimely passing of Robert. May he rest in peace. William J. Lewis, President

  19. My deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Bob Wright.

    With sympathy,

    Ravi Patel

  20. Mary,
    I worked with Bob for many years at BoAML. I was in equity research and he traded my my stocks. We spoke regularly for years. It was such a pleasure to work with Bob – he was smart, kind, never impatient in a hectic environment. Just a truly great colleague and person. And we always enjoyed trading stories about our kids. He was clearly very devoted to his family.

    I wish you and your family strength in the days ahead. May his memory be a blessing,
    Sara Gubins

  21. Dear Mary, Aidan and Shannon:
    We are in disbelief. It was so soon and sudden. We share your loss and pain and we pray for more patience for you all to go through these tough days. We loved Bob so much. Who wouldn’t? Who met this man and didn’t fall in love with his gentle care and humility. He is one of those souls that is never going to be forgotten. The same love is reflected in each of you. We love your beautiful family and share your loss. Much love 💛

  22. This is Neil’s sister. I met you and your family on New Year’s Eve a while ago. What a joy it felt to be in your home. I recall Bob as a giving, gregarious and feisty yet gentle gentlemen who was kind. I know this to be deeply true from Neil and Beth. My deepest condolences to you and your children. Mary. May God mind you and someday in time remind you, you’re never alone. May Bob rest in peace and know that your whole community surrounds you now and forever.
    Most sincerely,
    Oona Buckley
    Belfast, UK

  23. My deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Bob Wright. He was a very special man and will be sincere missed !
    RIP Bob ..
    Kooz

  24. Our connections from Hoboken Lacrosse, to St. Peter’s Prep Lacrosse, please know we have you in our hearts, and send our condolences.

  25. Dear Mary, Aidan and Shannon,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I would always remember that big smile, the “hey buddy” and hug when he said hello. He would be miss. Strength to all of you in these sad times.

    RIP, Buddy!

  26. My deepest and sincere condolences to the families .I’m so sad and heartache we lost a great friend gone but never forgotten RIP Bobby !

  27. I share a grief with everyone that knew Bob…such a special person that will always be a part of my life …and Mary, Aidan and Shannon he will continue to look down on you guys with a smile…my deepest sympathy for your loss…love

  28. My condolences to the families. I have fond memories of great times in the neighborhood with Bobby. He had such a great sense of humor and was always having fun. Sad to hear this.

  29. My sincere condolences to the entire family. Great memories within the neighborhood with him as he was growing up. Lots of fun. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to the family.

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