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Obituary for Claire Platt Gibson (Holliday)

Claire Platt Gibson, 94, formally of Westerly passed away peacefully on Friday, October 22, 2021in Tolland, CT. She was born to the late Harold and Bessie Holliday of Pawcatuck, CT.

On April 12, 1947 she married Walter Platt who preceded her in death in 2003. Together they had 3 children, Kathleen Platt Delicato (Fred) of Joplin, MO, Patricia Platt of Westerly, RI who preceded her in death in 1989 and Thomas Platt (Diane) of Vernon, CT.

Claire also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Bob Siwinski (Liza) of Harrisville, NH, Christopher Siwinski who preceded her in death in 2010, Beth Siwinski Haake (Chuck) of Baxter Springs, KS, Jamie Conroy (Laura) of Ashaway, RI, Sarah Sacco who preceded her in death in 2008, Danielle Shippee of Largo, FL, Ryan Platt of Brooklyn, NY and Haley Platt of Manchester, CT. She also leaves behind twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Later in life she married Dr. J. Merrill Gibson until his untimely death in 2006.

One of her greatest passions was the game of golf which she went on to become women's club champion at Winnapaug and Pond View Country Clubs. Claire was very talented in many crafts leaving behind many precious handmade memories. She also belonged to a sewing club with her closest longtime friends which she enjoyed immensely. She was fortunate to have many close friends lasting from childhood through her entire life. Claire enjoyed cooking, baking and time spent with family especially her famous Christmas Eve dinner for her family.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 1st at 11:30am at Gaffney Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Stand up for Animals, 33 Larry Hirsch Ln., Suite B, Westerly, RI 02891. For online condolences please visit