Carol Laird Washburn Wright transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, October 12, 2015 as a result of lung cancer. Born in Erie, PA on December 18, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Wiler) Laird. Carol graduated from Academy High School in 1961, had volunteered at the Edinboro Food Bank, and later worked in Food Services at Edinboro University. She was an avid reader, had a passion for cooking, and enjoyed going to the casino and flea markets.

Wright, Carol Laird WashburnCarol was a very giving person and a woman of great faith. She formerly attended McLane Church in Edinboro and was a member of the Erie Red Hot Mama group. Carol loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was able to attend her first grandson?????s wedding on October 3rd, which was very meaningful to her family.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Wright, and her grandson, Rien Wetmore.

She will be sadly missed by her sister, Linda Laird Staszewski (Tom); her children: Theresa English (George), Fred Washburn (Reta), Sarah Washburn, Scott Washburn (Deyna Cox), Craig Wright (Emily), Dore Reisinger (Darin), Tom Wright, and best friend, Sandy Reisinger ( Wayne). In addition, she is also survived by her grandchildren: Andrew English (Tori), Jacob English (Kelly Pieszak), Matt Washburn, Michael Washburn, Tyler Wright (Vanessa Curtis), Julia Wright, Austin Wright, Abby Reisinger, Tara Fannon (Brian), Trent Amoroso (Roxanne), Todd Amoroso. Her great-grandchildren include Nicholas Fannon, Kaitlyn Fannon, Jade Amoroso and Ella Amoroso; step-children: Philip Kohler (Kirs Nicole), Chris Kohler, and Alice Kohler; grand-step-children: Raelynn Kohler and Sophie Kohler.

Carol opened her heart and her house to welcome many. She is also survived by many cousins, her godson, Tom Wiler (Mike Kohler).

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 17th at McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro at 12:00 noon with Pastor Bill Greenwald officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Van Matre Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, PA 16412, or to a charity of one?????s choice.