Kenneth B. “Ken” Wright, Sr., 78, of Wells passed away Feb. 6, 2021 at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. He was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, on March 3, 1942, a son of Warren Thurston Wright, Sr., and Doreen L. (Barrett) Wright, and grew up in Kennebunk, attending local schools.

Ken worked at A.M. Morse and Sons, drove a bus for Bob Brown in Wells, and retired from the Wells Highway Department in 2008. He also mowed lawns at Moody Beach for many years.

Ken was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and had served overseas in Germany.

In his free time, he enjoyed clamming, plowing snow, cutting wood, cookouts, and NASCAR.

Ken was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Warren Wright, Jr., Vernon Wright, and Robert Wright; his sister, Phyllis Lindquist.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor, of Wells; two sons, Ken Wright, Jr., and wife, Jessica, of Wells, Keith Wright and wife, Robyn, of Wells; his daughter, Brenda Wright of Wells; five grandchildren, Sarah and husband, Mike Dupont, of Dover, New Hampshire, Grace Wright of Wells, Ben Wright of Wells, Michael Young and his wife, Morgan, and their children, Mackenzie and Mason of Kennebunk and Lisa King and her husband, James, and their children, Eric and Juliette of Montreal, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the Spring at Pine Hill Cemetery, Wells Branch.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, or to check later for service times and dates, please visit Ken’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, ME 04090.