Yvette Flora (Brunelle) Gibbs, 92, died peacefully in her home on September 24, 2020, with her family. Yvette was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts to the late Godfrey and Regina (Patenaude) Brunelle where she lived for 82 years. In 2010 she moved to Daleville, Virginia and then moved a final time in 2019 where spent the rest of her days with her son David and his wife Marie, in their home in Richmond, VA. Yvette was retired from the Spalding Sporting Equipment Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. She enjoyed spending time with family, doing crochet, playing cards and Bingo, and staying busy doing outside activities. Many were blessed with the warmth of her handmade blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves and shawls, and the many other beautiful creations she lovingly made.
Yvette was married to Stuart Gibbs in 1947. Her husband preceded her in death in 1985 and she never remarried. She was also predeceased by her son Alan Gibbs, her brothers Raymond, Roger, and Robert “Homer” Brunelle, sisters Rita Orlick, Marcella “Marsha” Richards, and Christine Girard, nephews Albert and Raymond G Brunelle and niece Shirley (Orlick) Fortier.
Yvette leaves a daughter Gail (Gary) Vernon of Dallas, Texas, her son David (Marie) Gibbs, eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, four nieces, three nephews, and many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
A Memorial and Celebration of Life Service will be held on June 4, 2021. Yvette will be buried beside her parents at the Saint Rose De Lima Parish Cemetery in Chicopee, MA.