Marlborough – Gayle M. (Guest) Chaves, 67, of Marlborough, passed through the clouds Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to spend eternity with her daughter, Brenda Lee; her mother, Shirley; and her grandmother, Beatrice Courtemarche.
Born in Marlborough Oct. 25, 1945, she was the daughter of the late George and Shirley (Courtemarche) Guest, and had been a lifelong resident. While raising her three children with the help of her loving mother and brother, she embarked on a career with the City of Marlborough. On her retirement, Gayle was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by former Mayor Nancy Stevens for her commendable service to the City of Marlborough, where she had had been employed for 27 years.
She began her service to the city in 1981 as an EPA Coordinator at the Easterly Treatment Plant, followed by a position with the Building Department before being transferred to the DPW, where after she was named Head Clerk in 1998 and remained until retiring with the respect of her colleagues in 2008.
Following her retirement, she enjoyed weekly trips to breakfast with her brother and son, Marc. She spent her leisure time doing what she loved: watching New England sports with her sons, cooking a favorite meal for a family birthday, and traveling, especially to Foxwoods, where, with her closest friend JoAnn Chaves, she enjoyed her favorite pastime, bingo.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph E. Chaves and his wife Lyn and Marc Chaves, all of Marlborough, and their half-sister, Melissa Chaves and her children, Patrick and McKenzie of Ashland; her brother, Ronald Guest of Marlborough; and her dear friend, Pam Holman of Marlborough. She was also the mother of the late Brenda Lee Chaves, who died in 1988.
Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at the Slattery Funeral Home of Marlborough, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Marlborough.