ROY, Rev. Jennifer "Jena" Jean Of Winchester, MA died peacefully at home on June 13, 2016, at age 49, having lived with cancer for over four years. She was surrounded by immediate family who love her deeply. She is survived by her two children, Max Roy Thompson of Tacoma and Madeline Roy Thompson of Winchester, their father Marc Thompson, her mother Barbara Blanch Roy, her siblings Heidi (Robert) Hubbard, Beth (Oliver) Jenkyn, and Christopher (Amber) Roy, and a large extended family. Preceded in death by grandparents Ted "Pap" and Jean "Gram" Blanch, and father Dr. Philemon C. Roy, Jr. Born in St. Paul, MN, Jena graduated from St. Paul Academy, Dartmouth College, and Andover Newton Theological School. After an early career in business in NYC, she settled in Winchester to raise her family. She was a longtime member of First Congregational Church, and an active volunteer in community affairs. Most recently, she worked as an interfaith chaplain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and ministered to others walking with the Outdoor Church, counseling at the Children's Room, teaching at Germaine Lawrence and leading worship in many churches. Loving mother of Max and Mimi and to dogs Bella and Joe, she enjoyed the outdoors, the Red Sox, a good book, and laughter. Jena and family were deeply grateful for all the support of wonderful friends, MGH medical team, and hospice caregivers. A service to celebrate Jena's well-lived life will be on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Winchester with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to honor Jena to the Music & Worship Arts Capital Fund for the First Congregational Church, 21 Church St., Winchester, MA 01890.
Published in Boston Globe from Jun. 14 to Jun. 17, 2016.