2017-06-16 / Obituaries

Craig Shepard Wright


Craig Shepard Wright Craig Shepard Wright When asked about her son as a child, Dale Squires will immediately tell you that he was a sweet boy who loved his “Mummy”, nature’s beauty, and the gift of friendship. His creativity, coupled with help of dear friends, led to numerous adventures, such as creating “crabby day cares” in the Turbats Creek tidal pools and road-tripping from the Grand Canyon to Texas. His special bond with his mother was especially evident as they shared in the wonder and beauty of full moons and sunrises.

Craig Shepard ‘Shep’ Wright, who died June 3, 2017, was born June 21, 1988, in Springfield, Massachusetts and grew up in Belchertown, Massachusetts surrounded by loving family and friends. Kennebunkport, Maine was a special place where he and his mother enjoyed kayaking, raising their beloved horses, and appreciating the serenity and beauty of their natural surroundings. They traveled the country and embraced the outdoors. These passions followed him into adulthood. Craig graduated high school from Williston Northampton School in 2007 and continued his studies at the University of Tampa and Florida International University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and a master’s degree in hospitality management, respectively. Post-school, Craig made his home in Florida; however, “Shep” has always lived in his mother’s heart and he will be sorely missed.

In addition to his many friends, Craig leaves behind his adoring mother, Dale Squires of Kennebunkport, Maine; father and stepmother, Bill and Anita Wright of Naples, Florida; his partner, Robert Glaser; his grandparents, Ned and Jean Wright; his aunts and uncles, Lewis Squires, Leslie Squires, Doug Squires, Markus and Wade Squires, Carole and Roger Halverson, and Joanne and Dean Wolfe; a special friend Mikey Callanan; and numerous cousins. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ethel Howe Squires and Lewis Squires, and his uncle, Robert Squires.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place at Dale’s home, 67 Turbats Creek, Kennebunkport, Maine, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. Please bring your fond memories of Craig and join us to honor his life.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Craig to the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 or http:// www.kporttrust.org/.

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