Craig S. Wright ’07

June 21, 1988 – June 3, 2017
Naples, Florida

Craig was one of those rare and remarkable people that enriched the lives of every one he touched. He brought love, smiles and happiness to people he met all over the world as he lived his life to the fullest with a thirst for adventure and travel.

Craig was born June 21, 1988, in Springfield, Massachusetts and grew up in Massachusetts and Maine. He graduated high school from Williston Northampton School in 2007. He then went on to permanently relocate to Florida, first for college at the University of Tampa where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, and then graduate school in Miami where he earned a master’s degree in Hospitality Management at the Florida International University. Tampa and Miami were his homes ever since and where he has more friends than anyone could even begin to count. He seemed to know everyone everywhere, and everyone loved him.

Craig was a lover of all animals, especially horses and kitties. He was a kind and gentle soul that animals could sense and felt very comfortable around him. He was so proud of his recently acquired horse, named Anna that would soon make her new home with him and Bob on their farm in Tampa. Craig traveled more in his short life than most anyone we know and made friends around the world. The entire world is heaving deep sobs over a life tragically taken too soon.

We found this list on a lined piece of paper in Craig’s handwriting among some of his things – almost like a To Do list. Yet, if you knew him, you know this wasn’t a bucket list or a list of things he wanted to do, but instead these are among the things he most loved in life; the things that brought him joy.


Enjoying the View






Four Wheeling


Watching the Sunset



Watching the Stars

My Family

In addition to the many friends Craig leaves behind, he leaves his mom and dad, Bill and Anita Wright of Naples, Florida; his partner, Robert Glaser; his grandparents, Ned and Jean Wright, his aunts and uncles, Joanne and Dean Wolfe, Carole and Roger Halvorsen, and Kenneth and Rebecca Squires; and his cousins Colleen Wolfe, Amanda Halvorsen, Allison Wolfe McGrimley, and Jeffrey Halvorsen.

3 thoughts on “Craig S. Wright ’07”

  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Craig and your family. I’ll always remember you with such a zest for life. Your personality was radiant. Rest In Peace.
    With love,

  2. Craig was a lovely kind soul and always said hello to me with a big smile whenever he saw me. And he remembered my sister to me when we spoke last, with pure love in his words remembering her. She passed last year this same June month. Craig donated his time to work on her campaign and was very special person to my sister. I hope for peace , love and lots of political discussion for them together on the other side. I will pass along his message for the love of the horses to other friends here forward in his memory. Thoughts out to those for your loss this week.

  3. Craig was one of my closet friends at Williston. I will never forget our Thanksgiving trip to Maine to stay with his Uncle Kenn and Aunt Rebecca during our senior year and had always planned on making a return visit with Craig to see them. He was always laughing and finding ways to make those around him enjoy life more. I still miss him and send kind thoughts to his family and the many, many people whose lives he touched.

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