Obituary: Margaret Wyckoff Platten
Margaret Wyckoff Platten, 95, died peacefully at her home in Stamford, CT on Tuesday, November 5 surrounded by her family.
She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wyckoff of East Orange, NJ and a direct descendant of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff, who came to America from Holland in 1637. She was a graduate of Wellesley College.
Her husband, Donald Campbell Platten, former Chairman of Chemical Bank, pre-deceased her in 1991 after 51 years of marriage. As the wife of a bank executive, she worked hard in representing the bank in the U.S. and abroad, helping to open many Chemical Bank branches and offices worldwide. Her first business trip was to Israel, in 1960.
Mrs. Platten, who had been a resident of Darien for 46 years, often referred to herself as a “professional volunteer.” She served as a Trustee and Board member of: League of Women Voters, Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center, Darien Community Association, Wellesley College Durant Society, Noroton Presbyterian Church (where she led a children's choir for 17 years), and New-York Historical Society.
Her descendants are Katherine Platten Tyson (John), Peter Wyckoff Platten (Mary June), Alison Platten Vanderbilt (Alfred), seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 23 at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Horton Scholarship Fund at Noroton Presbyterian Church or to the College Scholarship Fund at the Darien Community Association.