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Gayle Elizabeth Vadala

1953 ~ 2022 (age 69)


On Tuesday, August 30th, Gayle Elizabeth Vadala was laid to rest after a beautiful life surrounded by those she loved. 

She was so incredibly special and will be missed beyond measure; a contagious spirit with a voice nearly as beautiful as her smile. She was the very definition of optimism, and a supreme example of a life defined by faith & unconditional love. A force that could convince you of your own limitless potential, just by how deeply she listened to your every word. She was a prolific reader with an endless sense of curiosity for new and exciting inspirations. She spoke with immaculate articulation and danced through coffee-fueled conversations with effortless grace and charm. She possessed an ever expanding sense of compassion. Her delicate beauty was fortified by her courage, perseverance, and unbreakable spirit. She fought with the power of ten thousand strong to extend her time here in the presence of all she loved.

She lived for her faith, family, and friends above all things. It would be impossible to list the names of those she graced with her love and considered family. She is survived by her adoring husband of 48 years, Joseph, siblings; Ralph Mills, Karen Mills, and Nella Mahoney. Children; Brian Vadala, Bethani McCarley, and Jesse Vadala. Brian’s family includes wife; Brandy and daughter Abigail. Bethani’s family includes husband JB, sons; Ian, Sean, and Levi. Daughter; Shanna. Jesse’s family includes fiancé; Tara. In addition, she recently became a great grandmother to three beautiful girls; Olivia, Anna, and Charlotte McCarley.

Nephews; Kevin Mills, Keith Yzquierdo, Robert Mahoney, and Daniel Mahoney. Nieces: Kelly Thiel, Kerry Mills-Pharmer, Susan Deierlein, Nicole Sullivan, Juliana Vadala, and Gracie Cierniak. 

Isaiah 30:15—“Your strength will be in keeping calm and showing trust.”

“Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel.”- James Taylor

At the family’s request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements are with the Millspaugh Funeral Directors. A Memorial talk will be held on September 17, 2022, at 4:30pm, at Pine Bush Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 22 Red Mills Road, Wallkill, NY 12589; it will also be accessible remotely by Zoom for friends and family who are unable to support in person. Please contact a family member for time and location of this talk. In lieu of flowers, please donate to JW.Org, or the American Cancer Society.

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Memorial Service
September 17, 2022

4:30 PM
Pine Bush Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
22 Red Mills Road
Pine Bush, NY 12566


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