Catherine Z. Wright

Catherine Z. Wright “Kay”, 89 of Hockessin passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Kay was born in Hazelton, PA, the daughter of the late Saraphina (Battaglia) and Michaelangelo P. Zengo. She was a 1946 graduate of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and worked many years before retiring as a public health and school nurse, lastly at Maple Lane School. Kay and her husband, Bob also owned real estate in Broadkill Beach and operated the grocery store there for many years. She was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She volunteered with the St. Francis Junior Board and enjoyed travelling around the country. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son Robert Ivan Wright, Jr. and her granddaughter, Melissa Wright.

Kay will be missed by her husband, Robert Ivan Wright, with whom she just celebrated 62 years of marriage on August13th; her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Pam Wright of Townsend, DE and her grandsons, Carl and Matthew Wright and Michael Cariello.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707, where friends may call after 10 AM. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the church at the above address.


Submitted by Marcie Zingo on
Aunt Kay you were a wonderful and selfless person, always taking care of everyone, at times to your own detrimite. You helped all your sisters as they got older and sick, as well as taking care of my dad when he was sick. You are an amazing and strong woman. I will forever keep you in my heart and mind. I love you very much and will miss you.

Submitted by Martha Klimist-Zingo on
I am so sorry to hear that Aunt Kay died. I, along with the rest of her family and friends, will miss her presence in this world. She was an exceptional woman. She always looked out for others, was always available to listen, was always there to celebrate successful or offer heart felt condolences as the circumstances arose, was always able to understand the complexity of her niece's life when others could not. She listened without criticism or judgement and frequently offered saved advice. I will miss her presence deeply.

Submitted by Nikki on
To the family, may you find comfort in knowing that God(Psalm 83:18) is close to the broken-hearted, Psalm 34:18. He sees your tears and pain and promises that all suffering will have paased away, Revelation 21:4

Submitted by Olivia on
I'm so sorry for your loss, it's painful to lose someone you love. I would like to share with you and your family and friends an encouraging message from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 promises us that he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain will be any more. The former things have passed away. You could be in pain right now but very soon God is going to turn things around and we know that for sure because the Bible gives us that promise. And the Bible is God`s word. Please read those scriptures with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My sincere condolences to you and your family. With endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures you may have hope.Psalm 34:18.