Arlene “Lois” Wright Thompson, 94, of Geneva, died peacefully on January 2 at the Keuka Comfort Care home in Penn Yan, New York.
Friends may call Monday (January 14) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Devaney-Bennett Funeral home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva. A memorial service will take place at a date and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Keuka Comfort Care home, 35 East Lake road route 54, Penn Yan, New York 14527, or The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, 24 Park Place, Geneva, New York 14456.
Lois was born in Geneva on January 18, 1924. She was the second daughter of George and Florence Palmer. She graduated from Geneva High school and the Freeman Business school. Over the course of her life she worked at the International Paper Company, the American Can Company, and the Geneva YMCA. She was a member of the Geneva country club, the American legion auxiliary and the Presbyterian church in Geneva.
Lois enjoyed traveling, golf, and a good game of euchre. She was an accomplished accordion player and played at many local venues in her early years. Although physically challenged in her later life she maintained a sharp mind and a keen wit. She had a huge appetite for life, and for food. She never met a meal she didn’t like. She was a sweetheart with a sweet tooth.
She is survived by her sons Stephen (Ann) Wright, Donald (Shannon) Wright; grandchildren Jeff(Anne) Wright, Mark Wright, Allyson (Jason) Austin, Brendan Wright; her five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Ryan; husband, Robert Wright; and second husband, William Thompson.
Special thanks to the many home health aides and the caregivers at Keuka Comfort Care for the wonderful care given to Lois.