Harold Francis “Bud” Enright Jr., 85, died peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia on Sept. 24, 2022. Born on Jan. 12, 1937, he met his wife Mary at a high school dance in Oak Park. They attended college together in South Bend, Indiana, Bud at the University of Notre Dame and Mary at St. Mary’s College. While at Notre Dame, he participated in NROTC, so after college, he and Mary quickly wed and left the Midwest for Noank, Connecticut, where he attended submarine training school. Not long afterward, he “pinned” Pearl Harbor as his duty and they set sail for life in Hawaii. An officer on the USS Medregal, he spent long weeks and months at sea. Even so, they had their four children during their time there. He was very proud of serving his country and enjoyed telling stories of his time at sea.
After the Navy, he joined IBM, opening the first office and serving as the first sales representative in Hawaii for the company, which began a long and successful career in the computer industry. His success included relocation, taking them to Orinda and Santa Monica, California; Denver, Colorado; Princeton, New Jersey; Potomac, Maryland; Westport, Connecticut; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Montecito and Belvedere, California; Merrimacport, Massachusetts, and finally retirement in West Newbury Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia.
As a young man he sang in the Paulist Choir in Chicago. In his retirement years he sang with the Immaculate Conception Choir in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
He loved being on the water. His children and grandchildren are graced with many memories of sunrises and sunsets with “Papa Bud” while searching for Striped Bass or Bluefish.
Bud Enright was the son of Harold and Eleanor Enright; the husband of Mary Hughes Enright; his children, Buddy (Kim), Tim (Vicky), Michael (Sara), and Malia (Brian); 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
At his and Mary’s request, there will be a private service for them at their final resting place, Cedar Grove Cemetery on the campus of Notre Dame.