Dorothy H. Gibbons, 90

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:27pm

Dorothy H. (Bradshaw) Gibbons, 90, of Watertown, Conn., and Block Island, R.I., passed away surrounded by family on Oct. 8 at South County Hospital in Wakefield, R.I. Dorothy was the wife of the late Harold A. Gibbons. Born in Walden, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William Bradshaw and Catherine Whalen. She was the sister of the late Girard Bradshaw and the late Gertrude Barth. Dorothy is survived by three sons, Thomas Gibbons, of Oakville, Conn.; Peter and wife Susan Gibbons, of Block Island, R.I.; and Harold P. and wife Anne Gibbons, of Oakville, Conn. Sadly, she was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Doreen DeSorbo, who passed away on Sept. 24, 2014.

Dorothy was the proud grandmother of three grandsons and two granddaughters, whom she enjoyed spending summers with on Block Island. She also leaves several nieces and a nephew. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Watertown, Conn. Her funeral was held on Friday, Oct. 10 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Watertown. Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. John’s School, 760 Main St., Watertown, Conn., 06795-2690. For additional information or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit