Bonnie L. Wright

January 1, 1956March 8, 2018

Bonnie L. Wright, 62, of Lisbon, died Thursday afternoon in Claxton-Hepburn Hospital of complications from ovarian cancer.

She retired as the children’s librarian at Ogdensburg Public Library, a job she deeply loved and which allowed her to help many children become readers. She knew many families in the city and area from her story time hours and was gratified when one of her story time children grew up and followed her as children’s librarian in the city.

She was a member of the choir at Notre Dame Church, joining that church when she came to the city in 1993. She had a talent for friendship and leaves many close friends in that choir. She was also a member of the Ogdensburg Garden Club and close to many of its members.

She was born in Rome, NY, the daughter of Dr. Daniel B. Mecca and Norma Vitale Mecca, attending schools in Rome and Baldwinsville. She graduated from Nazareth College and Albany Library School. She married her husband in 1996 after meeting him in the library for a reference question. They spent 22 wonderful years together cooking, gardening, reading and tending a house with many rescue pets.

She leaves a husband, Timothy, her mother, Norma Mecca of Canton; a brother in law, William Wright of Ogdensburg, and his wife Karen and children Thomas and Ellen; and numerous beloved relatives in Rome, including Aunt and Uncle Dolores and Rocky Nigro, Theresa Mecca and her many children, cousins Nancy Nigro, Marie Nigro, Kathryn Saraceno, Bianca Berg, and many other relatives who knew her and loved her for her kindness.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at Notre Dame Church with Rev. James Shurtleff officiating. Funeral arrangements are with Fox and Murray Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg NY, to benefit children’s reading programs, are appreciated. Fond memories and condolences can be shared on


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Wayne Miller

March 27, 2018

Dear Tim, Bill and Karen,
I was saddened to belatedly learn of your loss. It was an honor to have worked with Bonnie. Her dedication to her profession, the OPL, and to you, her family, was unwavering. I wish I could offer you more comfort than my deepest condolences.

Wayne Miller (and Sally White)

Norm Young

March 26, 2018

Tim, I don't recall that I actually ever met Bonnie, but I have many memories of the times you and I shared at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association in Canton, and wish to express my deepest condolences on your loss. Norm

Nancy Nigro

March 16, 2018

Bonnie was my dear cousin . I was blessed to have such a wonderful person as my cousin,but she was more than that she was a sister to me. She was a special person with a kind , sincere spirit.. I will miss her deeply.My heart goes out to her mom my aunt Norma and her husband Tim .God bless you during this difficult time. Love Nancy

Nina Stoddard

March 16, 2018

I am speechless and heartbroken. Bonnie was such a good friend, confidant, and mentor. I met Bonnie when I was a mere 14 years old. I was a library page and Bonnie was my boss. Throughout the years, through all my ups and downs, through all my life and career changes, trials and tribulations, Bonnie has always been there for me.

Bonnie, I cherish every moment, every time we went to lunch, and all the advice and wisdom you have given me throughout the years. I was truly blessed to have you in my life. You are definitely an angel! I am sending lots of love to you in Heaven. 😘

Cindy Cole

March 13, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Wright family at this time. Bonnie was an angel here on earth to everyone she crossed paths with. I will miss her strong spirit and chance meetings.

Nancy Skiff

March 13, 2018

Dear Tim, Bonnie was so sweet and kind. She always had good things to say about everyone. She gave me great courage during my months of cancer treatment when she herself was receiving treatment herself. She was so strong for such a long time. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time. Nancy Skiff


March 12, 2018

Bonnie's passing came as a shock to me in Florida today; when Ravinder and I left for Florida, Bonnie was trying to be so upbeat. We had a good-bye lunch at Gringo's. I will recall her many kindnesses to the children in the Library, her organization to have the annual Book Battles for grade school students, and that she was the one who made sure that the Friends meeting had tea/goodies often and always ice cream and /punch for the children's summer programs. Bonnie will be missed by us all; I am sad to miss her funeral on 3/14. (Tim, you were the best husband ever through this long trial.)

Krista Larock Wells

March 12, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss, Bonnie was such a sweet woman. I used to go to the children's library very frequently as a child and she was always so nice.

Dick & Mildred Dillenbeck

March 11, 2018

We were so saddened to learn of Bonnie's passing, Tim. Her fight to survive was so admirable, one which we all hope to have. Our meeting's were all special and memorable. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, Tim. God Bless.

Ellie Beauvais

March 10, 2018

I have known Bonnie for some time. I first met her in the choir at St. Mary's Church in Canton. I kept in contact with her in later years through diocesan choir events. She contributed a solid alto voice to our religious singing events. She was always a kind, welcoming person - "a friend to the end". I will miss this warm personality in musical events to come. May she now rest in peace with God.