Pauline Helen Dowling Wright

obit-isl-wrightBAR HARBOR – Pauline Helen Dowling Wright entered Heaven on Nov. 17, 2016. She was born on Feb. 14, 1926, in East Machias to Nina Pearl Cox Dowling and James Ira Dowling.

She graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1944 and attended Westbrook Jr. College (Class of 1946). She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Wright of Seal Harbor. She retired from Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor.

She is survived by her daughters Priscilla Wright Smith (Timothy) of Lakeland, Fla., and Ruth Wright Malcolm (Bruce) of Bartlett, N.H.; grandsons Christopher Phillips (Nicole), Ryan Madison (Vail), and Matthew Madison, granddaughter Jordan Brooke Malcolm, and three great- grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister Virginia Dowling Rendler of Lakeland, Fla., brother Laurence Dowling of Suncook, N.H., and special friend Kenneth Potter of Ellsworth.

Pauline was a lifelong member of Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Past Worthy Matron of Harmony Chapter No. 43 of Bar Harbor, member of the Maine State Society in Washington, D.C., and NARFE No. 0485.

In her memory, please send all gifts of love to Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.


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