Reen D. Gibb
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
1305 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
Reen D. Gibb, of Dover, passed away May 11, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with MS. Beloved wife of the late Thomas R.P. Gibb, Reen is survived by her mother, Dorothee, two sisters, seven nieces and nephews, and her beloved canine companion, Luke. Reen was born in Germany and moved with her family to the United States during the 1960's where she began her journey towards a long and distinguished career in the field of education. Reen received her BS in chemistry from Tufts University in 1977 and went on to receive her master's in natural science from Worcester Polytechnical Institute in 1988. She never stopped learning, pursuing studies in physics, biotechnology and chemistry. A gifted teacher and mentor, Reen taught advanced placement chemistry at Brookline and Westwood High Schools for nearly three decades. In addition, she worked with NOVA and the College Board, was published and taught graduate students in MIT's education program. Her students were her greatest joy and legacy. Services will be private. Contributions in Reen's memory may be made to and would be greatly appreciated by: NEADS World Class Service Dogs, P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541, 978-422-9064. Online guestbook at Arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham.
Published by The Needham Times from May 14 to May 20, 2021.
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I am saddened to learn of Reen's passing. We met at the Needham Senior center where we both enjoyed working out. She always had a ready smile for everyone and was such a delight to talk to! I will truly miss her smiling face and her faithful dog, Luke!
Sally Helwig
July 6, 2021
I was blessed to have Reen's amazing friendship for the last 43 years. We met sharing a classroom as young science teachers. She affected the lives of so many students.
Lynn Waldron
May 29, 2021
Susan McCaffrey
May 15, 2021
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