Friday, April 19, 2024


Kelly M. Wright, 57

Kelly Michael Wright of Fairfield, a former Westport resident who co-founded the Wright Brothers construction company, died last weekend of heart failure. He was 57. Image
Kelly M. Wright: co-founded Wright Brothers. Contributed photo

He was born in Rochester, N.Y. on March 1, 1957 and lived in Westport and more recently, Fairfield, for 37 years. He and his brother, Chris Wright, specialized in small home renovation projects during the 1970s.

In 1985, the two brothers formed their own construction company, Wright Brothers, a business that soon became both highly successful and well known for quality residential home remodeling and new construction throughout Fairfield County. 

The Wright Brothers won many awards over the years, including the prestigious University of Connecticut’s “Family Business of the Year.”

Kelly was a passionate deep-sea fisherman who often credited his mother, Rosemary Fortmann, with teaching him to fish as she, in her garden gloves, patiently threaded worms onto hooks.

Kelly and his brother Chris loved to go fishing offshore in Montauk and never came home empty-handed.

Kelly was beloved by his many friends and family, and will be especially remembered for his generosity and constant good will, his family said.

His positive spirit and enthusiasm were contagious and he was a pillar of support for family and friends alike. Everyone will greatly miss his shining light.

In addition to his wife Erika, he is survived by his four children, Micky, Lea, Tommy and Will, a brother, Chris Wright of Stamford and his sister, Joan Wright of Fairfield, along with nieces Cristin and Emily Wright, and his nephew Colin Wright.  He is also survived by his wife’s family including two brothers-in-law, Erno Bacso and Tibor Borsos, and his wife’s cousin Erika Bacso and her daughters, Hanna and Sophie.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.  A memorial service for friends and family will take place on Friday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Ave., Southport. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project ( or the ALS Association (

One thought on “Kelly M. Wright, 57

  1. Oh my dears, I am so very VERY sorry.  What a tragedy.
    Please know that I am thinking of you all with much love and sympathy.
    xox Eloise

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