Muriel (Wright) Saunders

  • Born: January 24, 1932
  • Died: November 30, 2018
  • Location: Methuen, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family

METHUEN – Muriel A. (Wright) Saunders, 86, of Methuen, formerly of Burlington, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018, with her family by her side. She was the cherished wife of Albert Saunders, whom they have shared over 64 years of marriage.

Muriel was born in Newton, MA on January 24, 1932, daughter of Melvin and Esther (Small) Wright. She was raised and educated in Malden and graduated from Malden Business School. Muriel moved to Washington, DC to work for the U.S. Government at Bolling Air Force Base, before returning home to start her family.

She enjoyed daily walks and exercise, listening to country western music and dances with her husband Al. Muriel shared many happy times with family and friends, traveling to Florida, Aruba, Alaska and her summer home on Merrymetting Lake. She was a loving, gentle and kind woman who will be deeply missed.

Her surviving family members in addition to her husband Al, include her loving children Wendy Ferreira and her husband John of Methuen, Wayne Saunders and his wife Roxanne of Rowley, Holly Jacobson and her husband Karl of Hampton, NH and Heather O'Brien and her husband Cory of Topsfield; grandchildren Douglas, Natalie, Kimberly, Darren, Alex, Bethany, Kristel, Kandra, Lars and James; great-grandson Henry; brother Alan Wright and his wife Virginia of Colebrook, NH; sister of the late Donald Wright and his wife Lynn.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, December 5, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Muriel's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, For guestbook, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

With deepest sympathy to Mr Saunders, Wendy, Wayne, Holly, Heather and family. We were saddened to hear that Mrs Saunders had passed. We have many fond memories of Mrs Saunders our long time neighbor on Sunset Drive and at Merrymeeting Lake. We always enjoyed her stopping by our camp to say hello on her walks along the camp road. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Elizabeth, Priscilla and Alyce Gardner

Posted by Priscilla Gardner - Burlington, MA - Neighbor   December 03, 2018

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