Mildred P. 'Millie' Gibson, age 73, of Woodbridge, passed away suddenly on February 21, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Millie, as she was affectionately known, was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 1, 1943, the younger daughter of the late Edwin & Mildred (Nagengast) Panetti. Millie is survived by her husband David P. Gibson, D.D.S; her daughter Melissa Gibson of Branford; her son Gregory Gibson & his wife Cheri of North Haven; granddaughters Emily & Amy Gibson, and her sister Joan Panetti of New Haven. A graduate of the University of Bridgeport, she was a registered nurse and worked at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Millie was a devoted mother and grandmother and a cherished friend to many. Millie enjoyed sailing, skiing, gardening, and traveling with her family. She was a member and past president of the New Haven Chorale and the Friends of the Woodbridge Library. Millie was also a past member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven. She was an avid gardener and talented tennis player. Millie also enjoyed attending musical performances and singing with the New Haven Chorale. Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge. Millie's interment was private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Haven Chorale, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven or the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.

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  1. Dave, Melissa and Greg,

    We were deeply sorry to learn of Millie’s death. Know how much you all loved her, realize how much she will be missed. Sending your family love and comfort from the North Country. xox Lucia and Thom

  2. February 26th, 2017 Sunday 15:50

    Dear Dr. Gibson and family,

    This is Sherry and Harry Sessa sending you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Millie. We are so saddened for your sudden loss.

    Nothing prepares one for the passing of a wonderful wife and Mother. Our hearts go out to you.

    May time ease your pain.

    Signed,

    Sherry and Harry Sessa

  3. Dave Greg Melissa

    Over 40 years of cherished memories from Woodbridge -Vermont-Nantucket. Millie was truly a blessing to everyone she came in contact with. Carol & I were truly blessed to have spent so many fun filled days that became so valued as our friendship grew to feeling like we were part of your family….

    We think of Millie with a big smile as a true lady with a voice to match or as a terror-remember our men’s tennis foursome when we needed a substitute!

    We will miss her dearly

    Our love to you

    Carol and Tom

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