Groton - Kimberlee Dawn Gibson, 45, of Groton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
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Kimberlee is the daughter of Betsy Gibson and step daughter of Charles Pierce of Groton and the late Owen Gibson. Kimberlee is survived by the loves of her life, daughters, Elizabeth Ann Daley and Carlee Marie Daley, both of Norwich, stepdaughter, Katie Lee Daley of Boston; a brother, Stephen Gibson of Cocoa, Fla.; and her dearest niece, Kayla Gibson of Groton. Kimberlee also leaves her best friend and work partner, Peter Giffin of Groton.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Marshall Burghardt.
Kimberlee is a graduate of Robert E. Fitch Sr. High School, class of 1985, and she had attended Three Rivers Community College in Norwich and Brevard Community College in Florida.
Kimberlee was employed as an inspector for Mistras Group Inc. of Waterford. In traveling throughout the country for work with Peter, she especially loved Alaska and its rugged scenic beauty. As well as travel, she was a lover of all animals since childhood.
All who knew and loved Kimberlee will miss her infectious laughter and her pretty eyes.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Mitchell St., Groton. There are no visiting hours.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Seaport Road, Mystic, CT 06355.
Please visit www.byles.com for directions, to sign the guest book, or share a memory.
Published in The Day on Dec. 4, 2012