A message from Ned Barnes: Dear Civic Association Members and Friends, I just received news that Suzanne Wright passed away today (Friday) after a long illness.

Suzanne & Bob Wright Autism SpeaksWe are very sad at the Civic Association and we extend our deepest sympathies to our Chairman and CEO Bob Wright and his family.

As more information becomes available we will let you know.

Ned Barnes

Suzanne and Bob Wright, CEO and Chairman of the Civic Association

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Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks co-founder and 'great role model,' dies

By Shannon Donnelly, Daily News Society Editor

Suzanne Wright, a winter resident of Palm Beach who co-founded Autism Speaks and shepherded it to the largest autism charity in the country, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at her Connecticut home from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

Born in the Bronx on Dec. 16, 1946, she was the daughter of James Werner, a lieutenant in the New York Police Department and a World War II combat veteran, and Ruth (Tobin) Werner, a homemaker.

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Civic Association & Autism Speaks Statement on Suzanne Wright in November, 2015

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