Obituary: Emily (Cox) Gibbs

Emily (Cox) Gibbs
Emily (Cox) Gibbs

MIDDLEBURY — Mrs. Emily (Cox) Gibbs, 96 of Middlebury, passed away early Sunday morning Dec. 29, 2013 at her home. She was the widow of the late Leroy M. Gibbs, Jr. who passed away in 2000.

Mrs. Gibbs was born in Naugatuck, July 14, 1917, a daughter of the late Nathan and Molly (Brown) Cox and was a graduate of Miss Devor’s School, and received her baccalaureate degree from Smith College in Andover, Mass., and her master’s degree in library science from Southern Connecticut State University. She was a Naugatuck resident until moving to Middlebury over 40 years ago. Mrs. Gibbs was employed by the Naugatuck Board of Education as librarian at Naugatuck High School for more than 34 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Naugatuck and was a member and past president of the Naugatuck Women’s Study Club, and a past president of the American Association of University Women.

She leaves two sons, Hadley Gibbs of Charlestown, R.I., and Jonathan Gibbs of Exeter, R.I.; one sister, Katherine Jones of Chevy Chase, Md.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mrs. Gibbs will be held at a later date at a time to be announced at the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, 9 Division St. Burial will be in Old Trinity Cemetery, Brooklyn, at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St is assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, VNA Hospice, 50 Brookside Dr., Waterbury, CT 06708-1402.

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