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Francis L. "Shorty" Wright

January 1, 1953 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 64)

Francis L. “Shorty” Wright, 64, of Mill St., Watertown, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home.

Arrangements are with Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown, NY.

Francis, affectionately known as Shorty, was born on January 1, 1953 in Watertown, NY to the late Roland and Georgia (Merritt) Wright. He was educated in the Watertown City Schools. Shorty was employed with Yellow Cab of Watertown as a cab driver for many years. Mr. Wright also worked for the City of Watertown and the City of Daytona in Daytona Beach, FL. In his free time, Shorty enjoyed going to hunting camp with his friend Carl Harding.

Shorty leaves behind his long-time companion, Rose Mercarter, Watertown and step-daughter Nancy Corey, Copenhagen. He will be missed by his siblings, Pamela McDonald, Georgia; Rose Youngs, Florida; Jeffrey Wright, Florida; Martha Leone, Rochester; Marie Locy, Carthage; Lisa Mazzella, Georgia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Shorty’s life will be held from 3:00pm - 5:00pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Skyline Apartment Community Room, 454 Mill St., Watertown, NY. Donations and flowers may be sent to Rose Mercarter 133 Pratt St. Room #303, Watertown, NY.

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 Service Information

Celebration of Life
May 19, 2017

3:00 AM
Skyline Apartment Community Room
454 Mill St.
Watertown, NY 13601

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