Catherine Allen Steinbrugge Connell “Cathy”, 81, of Yarmouth Port, MA, passed away on October 7, 2020. She is part of a family with over a 100-year presence in Summit. She grew up and lived in Summit for 40 years, where she lived her early life on Laurel Ave, attended Brayton School and Graduated from Summit High School in 1957.
She was active in the 60s and 70s in the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, The Junior League, The Summit Play House, the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club, and was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and Christ Church. She spent the 2nd half of her life in both Stuart, FL and Cape Cod, MA.
She was married to the late Judge E. Donald Steinbrugge (SHS ’34) and, after his death, to the late Robert Connell. She is survived by her brother Frank Allen (SHS ‘55) and sister Irene “Rene” Allen Daily (SHS ’64), sons Donald Allen Steinbrugge (SHS ’80) and Douglas Claude Steinbrugge, step-children Richard Connell (SHS ’80), Maren Connell Dinsmore (SHS ‘74) and Carolyn Connell (SHS ’77), nieces Lisa Allen, Cynthia Allen, nephews Mark Allen, Allen Daily and Evan Daily, grandchildren, Charles Steinbrugge, Chandler Steinbrugge and step grandchildren Ryan Dinsmore, Kristen Dinsmore (SHS 2005), Owen Dinsmore, Kiefer Wiedmaier and Chad Wiedmaier.
Cathy was a devout Christian who devoted most of her later years to her Redemption Rock Church and helping the homeless. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Cathy to Redemption Rock Church in South Chatham, MA. A virtual memorial service will be held in mid-November by her church with details posted on their website. The family can be reached at P.O. Box 173, South Chatham, MA 02659.