Claire Susan Gaddis

April 23, 1950 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 71)


Claire Susan Gaddis, age 71, died April 1, 2022, after a four-and-a-half-year fight against bladder cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Paul James Gaddis; her three daughters, Rachel Dugan (Corey), Sarah Gaddis (Caroline), and Rebecca Scavone (David); her six grandchildren: Mason, Emmaline, Cooper, Elizabeth, Oswald, and Ezra; and her three siblings, Richard Seelaus (Joanne), Pat Seelaus, and Kathy Johnson (Ken).

Claire was a member of the first female class to attend Villanova University, graduating from there in 1972. She remained an avid Villanova Wildcat basketball fan her entire life. Her working life was spent as parish administrator extraordinaire at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, becoming a valued and cherished member of this special community. Claire will be remembered for her many wonderful attributes, but most importantly as a steadfast and devoted mother to her three girls, a doting grandmother to her six grandchildren, a loyal friend to all she met, and a person of devout faith.

Service will be Friday, April 8 at 1:00PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 510 W. Main St., Franklin, TN, with Visitation beginning at 12:00PM in Otey Parish Hall. Private Inurnment will follow service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Claire’s name to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Franklin, TN or to Thistle Farms, Nashville, TN.

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April 8, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Paul&rsquo!s Episcopal Church (Franklin, TN, Otey Parish Hall)

April 8, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Paul&rsquo!s Episcopal Church (Franklin, TN, Otey Parish Hall)

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