Gaye Church Memorial Service

Please join the Church family, and Trinitarian Congregational Church on June 17, 2021 at 1pm EST to celebrate Gaye Church’s life via the live-stream link below.

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Wayland: (Gerry) Gaye Church, 70, died peacefully in her home June 7, 2021 surrounded by loving family and caregivers after a long battle with diabetes and other chronic illnesses. She was the oldest of 4 children of the late Inez and Herbert Gillespie of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. She attended Penn State University where she met her future husband, Paul, and made life-long friends through their combined sorority/fraternity connections.  They were married in 1972, and they lived in New York City for 9 years while Paul completed his medical studies and training.  During that time, Gaye earned her Master’s Degree from Teachers College at Columbia University and taught at Lexington School for the Deaf until the birth of her 2 daughters Melissa and Tracey.

Gaye devoted many years to serving God by teaching children of the love of Jesus.  Countless children have come to know God because of her powerful work in the Mom to Mom and TWIGS programs at Trinitarian Congregational Church and Bible Study Fellowship International.

She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, and grandmother to 7 grandchildren.

Gaye is predeceased by her brothers Gary and Gill Gillespie, and she is survived by her husband Paul of Wayland; daughters Melissa Figueroa and family of Framingham and Tracey DeCastro and family of Stonington, CT; and sister Gyda Molchany and family of Catasauqua, PA.  Gaye will be remembered for her steadfast unwavering faith; her quick, genuine smile; her tireless volunteer efforts for many ministries at TCC; and unlimited devotion to her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deacons’ Fund, Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Rd, Wayland, MA 01778 (for the needy within the local community).