On November 5, 2012. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Devoted Son of the late Elwood William Wrigley and Marguerite (nee McAuliffe). Loving and Devoted Husband of 45 years to Dorothy “Dot” (nee Lang). Beloved Father of Joseph “Bud” Wrigley (Krista). Dear Grandfather of Natalie and Angela. Cherished Brother of 7 and predeceased by 5 siblings. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elwood was known to all as “Bud” and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Bud was a member of the Townsend C. Young V.F.W Post # 3620 in Gloucester City and the Gloucester City Breakfast Club. He was very proud of his 37 year membership to the Teamsters Union Local # 676 and his working for John Jeffrey Corporation in Gloucester City. After his retirement from John Jeffrey, he worked 5 years as a custodian in the Haddonfield School District.
He was an associate member of the Cape May County Emerald Society and the Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge # 1896. Bud was a devoted parishioner for many years of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. He was a member of the Gloucester City Breakfast Club and the Ray Ford Oldtimers.
Relatives, friends and members of all “Bud’s” organizations are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Friday Evening from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday morning from 9 am to 11 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Interment with U.S. Army Military Honors at Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden.
Family requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers in “Bud’s” memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, N.J. Chapter: 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016. Checks should be made payable to “LLS” or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please write in memo: Elwood J. “Bud” Wrigley.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elwood J. “Bud” Wrigley. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. PH: 856-456-1142