WHITINSVILLE … Trina J. (Wynja) VanDyke, 79, died Saturday, July 6, in Care One at Millbury. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William J. VanDyke; three children, William VanDyke, and his wife, Ona, of Thompson, CT, Kimberly Infantino, and her husband, Jerry, of Hudson, and NoraLee Picotte, and her husband, Jeffrey, of Whitinsville; seven grandchildren, Trinity and Kaley Infantino, Noah, Jacob, Samuel and Amiah VanDyke, and Anela Picotte; two brothers, Richard Wynja, and his wife, Marylou, of Chester, NJ, and Milton Wynja, and his wife, Joan, of Port Charlotte, FL; and a sister, Madeline Buma, of Port Charlotte, FL. She was predeceased by a sister, Wilma Paaw.
Mrs. VanDyke was born in Whitinsville, October 1, 1939, a daughter of Herman and Fannie (VandenAkker) Wynja. A lifelong resident, she graduated from Northbridge High School in 1957.
She was a founding member of Faith Fellowship Church, where she played the piano and was active in many church activities. An expert seamstress, Trina enjoyed handcrafts, especially painting. She loved her garden and walking. A loving welcoming individual, she was "Mom" to many, and had a large extended family.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11am, Tuesday, July 9, at Faith Fellowship, Douglas Road, Uxbridge. There are no Calling Hours. Memorial donations are requested to either the Whitinsville Christian School, 279 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, or the Whitinsville Retirement Society, 10 Chestnut Street, Whitinsville, MA, 01588.