Jean Marie Gayley July 12, 1960 - August 31, 2013

Jean Marie (nee Bramble) Gayley, 53, resident of Brookhaven, passed away at her home Saturday, August 31, 2013 surrounded by her loving husband, daughter and sisters following a long battle with ovarian cancer. She grew up in Ridley Park and was a former member of Ridley Park United Methodist Church where she sang in the children’s choir and was a Brownie Girl Scout in her youth. Jean was a 1978 graduate of Ridley High School after which she studied business at Sleepers College in Parkside. She was employed through the 1980s as an administrative assistant at Swarthmore College, and Colonial Penn, Reliance, and CIGNA Insurance companies. She was a homemaker for many years and enjoyed assisting with leading her daughter’s Daisy and Brownie troops and volunteering at Coeburn Elementary School when her daughter was of elementary age. She enjoyed music, walks through Ridley Creek Park, tending her flower garden and watching and caring for the hummingbirds that visited her patio every year. Jean loved caring for her family and her home and made the time spent with her family quality time.

Jean is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years, Bruce A. Gayley, her loving daughter, Sandra Marie Gayley, at home, her mother Barbara M. Bramble of Ridley Park and her mother-in-law, Joan Gayley of Montrose, PA and was pre-deceased by her father, William C. Bramble (2002) and her father-in-law, Thomas J. Gayley (2003). She is also survived by her adoring sisters Terry Anderson (Bill) of Essington and Sue Rowdon (Tom) of Brookhaven, her sister-in-law, Valerie Gayley of Hartford, PA, and her brother-in-law, Thomas Gayley of Montrose, PA. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on the family from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21 at Olivet Presbyterian Church, 10th & Washington Avenues, Prospect Park, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Jean’s memory made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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