Patricia (Kormos) Wright

Patricia K. Wright, formerly a teacher in Newburgh, NY and an area resident for most of her life, died Thursday, April 2, 2020 at The Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation in Beacon, NY. She was 72.

The daughter of the late John & Leona (Kosic) Kormos Jr; she was born Sunday, July 6, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Patricia was an elementary school teacher for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, whose career spanned 40 years at Gidney Avenue Memorial School (GAMS). For roughly the first half of her career, she was a 4th grade teacher; for the second half of her career she was a math specialist teacher. Aside from her career, she was a loving mother of one. In her spare time, she was an avid shopper with endurance that could only be matched by an Olympian, and she loved her cats. She also enjoyed knitting and puzzles.

Survivors to remember Patricia include one son, Cory J. Wright and his loving wife Alison R. Wright of Newburgh; her two grandchildren, Hunter J. Wright and Landon F. Wright of Newburgh; and her nieces, nephews, cousins, and her two dearest friends Mrs. Marlene Berkowitz of Marlboro, NY and Ms. Ellen Pierce of Bunnell, FL (formerly of Newburgh). Patricia was predeceased by her husband Frederic W. Wright III, her parents, and her one brother, Richard Kormos.

There will be no visitation. Memorial Services will be private at the discretion of her family. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in Patricia’s name. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508; To offer a message of condolence or share a memory, please visit:

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  1. marlene Berkowitz says:

    We created so many memories together that it will be impossible to forget you. Rest well my friend.

  2. Sophie Kovatch says:

    Love and prayers to all of you. We are always here for you.
    Love Aunt Diane, Uncle Dave, Sara, Kailin & Breanne

  3. Marlene Berkowitz says:

    I will always remember the memories and how much fun and laughter we had making them. I will never forget you.

  4. Betty (Fox) DeJong says:

    Patty Kormas and I were little girls living near each other in Kingston, PA. Our parents were friends and we were playmates. We last spoke about a year ago. We hadn’t seen each other in decades but corresponded at times over the holidays. I’ve been calling, texting and sent an email because of my concern due to the pandemic and knowing she lived in Newburgh when we last spoke. When I didn’t receive any response, I feared the worst. I’m at a loss for words. When checking FB now to see if I may have missed a message, I am saddened to read this news. I know Pat loved her son dearly and I could envision her smile when so spoke so proudly of him and his family. Please accept my deepest condolences. With only 3 months difference in our ages, your mother and I knew each other from a very early age and played together before we ever even started first grade. Peace be with you all & May God Bless!!

    With deepest sympathy,

    Betty Ann (Fox) DeJong

  5. Ellen Pierce says:

    My dear friend we shared many memories through the years. The one that will always stay in my mind forever is how this came to be, another dear friend Gladys talked her into coming to my house for dinner. If anyone really knew Pat she wasn’t into social gatherings of any kind. Since that first night she became a regular guest every night for dinner. She came in as a guest left as a friend and later as family. I will miss you and our nightly talks. You might be gone but will always be in my heart and never forgotten.

  6. Frank Colone says:

    Dear Family and Friends, We were so very sorry to have learned of Patricia’s passing. She was a dedicated teacher and a great colleague to her fellow faculty members. We are very saddened by her loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Frank Colone, Chairperson, Retired Teachers’ Chapter, NTA

  7. Ruth Hoheneder Morris says:

    Pat and I were classmates at St. Nicholas High School. My sincere condolences to her family. She was a beautiful person I was privileged to know.

  8. Meka Kaiser says:

    We were classmates at St. Mary’s Greek Catholic School, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and later at St. Nicholas High School also in W-B. My brother,Johnny and sister Katie, would get a ride from her father John to high school, when her brother was still at St. Mary’s. Her father own a bar on Market St. and she and I would sometimes go there after school to get a soda.
    Loosing touch ,with each other for Years! reconnecting on our 45th year reunion when Ruth Morris found me! I sent postcards to all my classmates and Patti called me! Funny how the years melt away and our friendship was renewed! I called a few weeks ago and she told me of her condition and upcoming treatment, I sent prayers and hugs. Aloha my friend and thankyou for being my friend. Meka Eastman Kaiser

  9. Raymond Leduc, Sr. says:

    Cory and family,
    Regardless of the circumstances , the death of a love one is a time of much sadness and deep pain. My deepest condolences on the death of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She was a wonderful person and I feel honored to have known her. You are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

  10. Tom Prohaskaa says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to Cory, his wife and Pat’s grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all those who loved her. Pat and I were classmates at Saint Nicholas High School and I will always remember her smiling face and kind heart. I was saddened to hear of her passing but hoping that during this Holy Week as we experience the death and resurrection of our Lord, that all of you be consoled by the fact that even though Pat has now shared in the death of Jesus, she now rejoices and shares in his resurrection and eternal life. Rest in Peace dear classmate! Tom Prohaska

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