FARMINGTON – Annie Louisa Wilkinson Platt, 96, of Farmington passed away Sunday, March 15, at Edgewood Manor in Farmington.

She was born Aug. 26, 1912, to John W. and Mary M. Wilkinson in North Stonington, Conn. She was educated in the North Stonington schools. On Sept. 1, 1935, she married William A. Platt in the Second Baptist Church in North Stonington, Conn. Bill passed away on Oct. 28, 1971.

As a young woman Annie worked as head bookkeeper at F. W. Woolworths store for 10 years. Later she worked with her husband in the family dairy business. After her husband died, she worked again as a bookkeeper in a resort hotel until 1974 when she retired. After retirement, she became proficient at the craft of making polydones, a wall plaque that uses images from magazines or creating cards, a lengthy process that simulates porcelain when completed. Annie took these to craft shows and fairs over a 20-year period, and there are now thousands of them in homes around the country.

After living in or near North Stonington Connecticut for 70 years, Annie moved to Farmington. Her move was precipitated by three of her five children and all of her grandchildren moving to Maine. She easily became part of the Farmington community, regularly attending Henderson Memorial Baptist Church and becoming active in the craft show circuit. Annie taught Sunday school for 60 years. She enjoyed knitting, needlework and crocheting. She particularly enjoyed teaching young people in her home how to do these crafts. Annie was known for her warm hugs that she dispensed to family, friends, and even to new acquaintances.

Annie’s family would like to thank the Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center staff for the loving, compassionate and professional care they provided to her. The family also thanks Noreen Comeau, FNP, for being everything a primary care provider could be. And special thanks to Dick Waddell and Roger Condit.

Annie is survived by three sons, Jarad W. Platt and his partner, Daniel Gazette, of Farmington, Dale R. Platt and his wife, Maxine, of Farmington, and Wilkie J. Platt and his wife, Norma, of New York; two daughters, Billie Anne Wheeler and her husband, Donald, of North Carolina, and Darlene M. Platt of Connecticut.; three sisters, Gertrude Wells, Irene Johnson and Mary Barber; a brother, Richard Wilkinson; 10 grandchildren, Craig Platt, Corrine Martinez, Ronald Martinez, Keith Wheeler, Karrie Andersch, Melissa Williams, Barry Platt, Nathan Platt, Leanne Santos and Jason Platt; many great-grandchildren and a special friend Eileen Kreutz.

She was predeceased by her husband, William; a grandson, Wilkie Jon Platt; five sisters, Blanche Jessiman, Beryl Maine, Eleanor Wilkinson, Elizabeth Scott and Hilda Page; three brothers, Carroll Wilkinson, Royden Wilkinson and David Wilkinson.

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