Obituary of Claire F. Davis
Claire Frances (Porcello) Davis
June 3, 1938 – December 30, 2021
Claire Frances Davis was born in White Plains, NY and grew up in Pleasantville NY. She is survived by her son Peter Peters (Chris) of Windham, NY and her daughter Laura Caceres (Juan) of Waterbury, CT. She had 6 loving grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Claire was a long-time resident of Windham NY, first coming here as a child and later living in the family home on Old Road.
Claire received her B.A. from SUNY New Platz and her Masters from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She loved education and became a Teaching Assistant at Windham-Ashland-Jewett CS before becoming a Teacher in the Troy City School District.
Claire’s other passions included travel and civic duty. She lived in Italy and Lebanon and traveled extensively and always immersed herself in the many cultures of the world. She was a true world citizen. Her civic accomplishments included starting an award-winning city beautification program in Troy, NY, Troy in Bloom. As a Windham resident, Claire was a long-time poll worker, staunch member of the Democratic Party and a member of the Mountain Top Progressives.
Claire will be greatly missed by her family and by all those that knew her through her numerous community, charity, and social endeavors.
There will be a private family graveside ceremony in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Windham Public Library.
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