Catherine E. Brookins, 80, of New Milford, CT, formerly of Danbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Brookins.
Catherine was born in Pound Ridge, NY on September 29, 1932, a daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Ready. She has been a Danbury resident for over 45 years until moving to New Milford in 2002. Catherine was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church in Danbury. Her love for children was evident as she owned and operated her own Day Care Center in Danbury for many years.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son Robert B. Brookins. Survivors include one daughter, Tammy L. DeSantis and her husband, Charles, of New Milford. One son: Stanley L. Brookins of Bennington, VT. Eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews, also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday at 9am at the United Methodist Church, Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury with the Rev. Karen Karpow, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Beck Hill Cemetery, Lewisboro, NY. Friends will be received on Monday from 5pm to 8pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. Contributions in Catherine's memory may be made to the United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT 06811.