1941 – 2020
Putnam – Patricia (Taylor) Steinbrick, 78, of Providence Pike, died peacefully at Bayberry Commons on Monday, April 27, 2020. She was the loving wife of Donald E. Steinbrick, for 58 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Bristol, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Cobb) Taylor.
Patricia proudly served her country as a Crypto Operator for the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University Cum Laude and then when on to receive her Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. She taught at Putnam Elementary School, Putnam Middle School, Putnam High School, and St. Joseph School as well as Ellis Technical High School. She substitute taught for Saint Mary’s School in Putnam. She was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam. She was a proud member of the American Legion, the Waves National 118th and Veterans for troops in Afghanistan. She treasured growing up and was proud of her “Taylor Wit”…making life happier with everyone she would meet. She loved traveling, family gatherings, music dancing and the gift of her grandchildren. She served as treasurer for the United Veterans Council and served on the Board of Finance in Putnam for 6 years. She was a charter member of Woman and Military Service for America and volunteered for TACTS-Teens and Achievement for Community Service. She was a member of the Women’s Veterans of CT from 1986-1996 holding the position of Commander in 1994. She was a member of the Moosup Little League and was the Banquet chairperson in 1976. She was the Vice President and Secretary for All Hallows Home School Association and enjoyed being the Plainfield Bicentennial Ball Chairman.
In addition to her husband, Patricia is survived by her sons, David Steinbrick and his wife Laurie of Cape Elizabeth, ME, and Christopher Steinbrick of Putnam; her brothers, Jack Taylor of Vernon, CT, and Richard Taylor of Coweta, OK; her grandchildren Nicole, Alexa, Oscar, and David Jr. She was predeceased by her sister, the late Diane Spaulding and her infant grandson, John Alexander Steinbrick.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, a private Funeral Service with Military Honors was held in Grove Street Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 13, c/o Flag Fund, P.O. Box 123, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.