Of Cape Neddick, Maine went home to be with the Lord on November 16, 2022, following a stroke. She was 69 years old. Valerie was the daughter of Joseph F. and Maria J. (Ciaramella) Gunn.
She is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Paula Gunn and is survived by adoring cousins of the Ciaramella, Fazio, Malley, Kusonis, Orlowski, Gunn, Silva, Powers and Underwood families as well as her longtime friend and roommate, Jan Schaffner.
Valerie received her early education at St. Lazarus Elementary School in East Boston and Julie Billiart Central High School. She went on to earn a BA in Organic Chemistry & Pre-Med from the University of Massachusetts, an Executive MBA from Simmons, and a PhD in Medical Chemistry from the University of North Texas.
Her career achievements included Chief Technical Officer at Biovation II in Maine and R&D Program & Technical Manager at Andover Healthcare, Inc. She also had a private consulting firm, Gunn Associates. After retiring Val worked part-time at Eldridge Lumber.
Valerie was an avid researcher and loved problem solving. She loved to help people, and often used her extensive research skills in that capacity. Valerie enjoyed spending time with her dogs and walking them along the beautiful York beaches.
Valerie was a member of Ogunquit Baptist Church in Maine, where she served on several committees. A true Patriot who loved God and Country, Val was an advocate for children and ran a valiant race for School Board and worked to make our schools a better place for all children. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart and always making time for others.
A celebration of life will be held on January 28th at 1:00 at Ogunquit Baptist Church in Ogunquit, Maine. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Center for Wildlife at 375 Mountain Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence please visit Valerie’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.