Louiseannette Platt Wright, 89: A "Who's Who of America" woman

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BRUNSWICK — Louiseannette Platt Wright, 89, died Feb. 28 at the Mid Coast Medical Center.

She was born in Providence, R.I., in 1922 to Ronalds J.R. and Gertrude Richards Platt. She had two brothers, twin John D.R. Platt and Ronalds J.R. Platt Jr.

Wright graduated from Hope High School in Providence, R.I., in 1939 and the University of Rhode Island in 1943 where she was captain of the women’s rifle team and played field hockey, basketball and tennis. She was inducted into the URI Athletic Hall of Fame.

After she graduated she enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was commissioned ensign January 1944. She was released from active duty in March of 1947 as a lieutenant to attend law school at Boston University. She rejoined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned lieutenant in June 1949. In 1966 she retired as a lieutenant commander for physical disability.

She was politically active during the 1970s in Groton, Conn., as a member of the Republican Town Committee and was elected to two terms on the Town Council. From 1980 to 1986 she worked in the legislative commissioner’s office in Connecticut while the legislature was in session. She later worked at home annotating the state statutes with the decisions of the Supreme and Appellate courts contained in the Connecticut Law Journal for preparation for publication with the revised statutes every two years.

In the late 1980s she moved to Thornton Oaks in Brunswick to join several of her friends at the retirement community.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Carolyn Barrett Platt; and six nieces and nephews, Lynn, Ronalds, Mary Anne, Jennie, John and William.

A private burial will be held at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Maine St., #300, Topsham, ME 04086.