Lillian Wright (Bibro) at the Santanoni, c. 1940s.
Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 713.
Courtesy of Kay and Marvin Best.
Born:  c. 1912, Ellenberg Depot, NY

Died: February 29, 2008, Plattsburgh, NY

Married: Harry Bibro, 1953

Lillian Wright Bibro worked as a nurse and "hotel manager" at the Santanoni Apartments for 21 years. She left in 1953, when William Scopes was selling the business. She married Harry Bibro, who had been at the Apartments, and moved to Plattsburgh. She then worked at Harry's Toy Store in Plattsburgh until she retired in 1974.

She had drawings that Sam Feldman did of her while at the Santanoni. According to a conversation with Kay Best in 2006, she had fond memories of her time at the Santanoni.

 Plattsburgh Press Republican, February 29, 2008

Lillian Bibro

Lillian W. Bibro, 96, formerly of Leonard Avenue, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at the Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility.

She was born in Ellenburg Depot, the daughter of Roy and Isabell (Lockerby) Wright.

Lillian married Harry Bibro in 1953 in Plattsburgh. Harry predeceased her in 1981.

Lillian worked for 21 years at Santanoni Hotel in Saranac Lake as a hotel manager. She then moved to Plattsburgh in 1953 and worked at Bennett's Toy Store for 21 years, until retiring in 1974. She then cared for her great-niece and nephew, Rob and Sarah Shimko, for many years.

She was a member of the Plattsburgh Methodist Church and a life member of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed playing golf and was an avid bridge player.

Survivors include two nieces, Bonnie Shimko of Plattsburgh and Dr. Wendy Wright of Rochester, N.Y.; three nephews, Scott Wright of Hamlin, N.Y., Jim Wright of Ellenburg Depot and Dale Bennett of Washington, D.C.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Donald Wright, Kenneth Wright and Glenn Wright; and two sisters, Margaret Wright and Anne Bennett.

There will be no public calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be at a later date in the Arlington National Cemetery with her late husband, Harry.

Memorial donations may be made to the Plattsburgh Methodist Church.The R.W. Walker

Home, Inc., 69 Court St., Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.