Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


Cheryl Ann Steinmetz

March 24, 1962June 10, 2020
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Cheryl Ann Steinmetz, age 58, of Vernon, passed away in her home unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Born in Hartford, Conn., on March 24, 1962, she is the daughter of Philip and Susan (Glennie) Steinmetz. Cheryl is a native to East Hartford, where she attended George J. Penney High School. She was looking forward to continuing attending courses at Manchester Community College for the fall of 2020. Cheryl had a huge heart and loved helping people. She was compassionate, intuitive, intelligent, confident, and kind. In addition to her parents, Cheryl leaves behind her loving children; Venessa Steinmetz, Jesse Thibodeau-Steinmetz and his wife Bayley, who is expecting their first son. Cheryl was excited to become a grandmother. Cheryl also leaves behind her six siblings; Christopher Steinmetz and his wife Cathy, Mark Steinmetz and his wife Jean, Shelly Polo, Heidi and Jim DeLisle, Cathy Casali and her husband David, Jill Marino and her husband Carl, along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be under social distancing protocol and all guests are encouraged to wear face masks. It will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at The Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately.


  • Philip Steinmetz, Father
  • Susan (Glennie) Steinmetz, Mother
  • Jesse Thibodeau-Steinmetz (Bayley), Son
  • Venessa Steinmetz, Daughter
  • Christopher Steinmetz (Cathy), Brother
  • Mark Steinmetz (Jean), Brother
  • Shelly Polo, Sister
  • Heidi DeLisle (Jim), Sister
  • Cathy Casali (David), Sister
  • Jill Marino (Carl), Sister
  • Cheryl is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 14, 2020


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Marion Juliano

July 9, 2020

It was a true delight to be next door neighbors to the entire Steinmetz family on Appletree Drive. We were very sorry to learn just now of Cheryl's death. May the joy she brought to you and so many others be a comfort. Vincent and Marion Juliano

Beth Sheehan (Noiva)

July 8, 2020

Sending prayers to the entire Steinmetz family. I have tons of great memories growing up across the street from you all and your family always treated me like one of the gang. Cheryl was always so nice to me and treated me like another little sister. So sorry for your loss, especially at this time when grieving together is made even harder.

Susan Noiva Hamilton

July 8, 2020

I just heard of Cheryl’s death. I am so sorry for your loss. I lived right across the street on Appletree Dr and used to babysit. She was my helper! I also remember seeing Cheryl when she came in to have her babies! I agree with what everyone has said about her. She was very kind and concerned for others. She will be the very special guardian angel watching over her new grandchild from heaven.

Judee Fox

June 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. I knew Cheryl growing up in the neighborhood. She was such a kind, caring , friendly person. She was also a lot of fun to be around. She was always so happy and so personable. I always liked Cheryl. Such a kind soul.
She never changed.
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I see from the video you have many fond memories to cherish.
May God Bless You.

Lynn (Fox) Skrzypiec

June 19, 2020

To the Steinmetz Family,
I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Cheryl’s passing. I remember Cheryl always being kind and friendly .
I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Lynn (Fox) Skrzypiec

Betsy Fox

June 18, 2020

To the Steinmetz Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s
Passing. She was always so friendly
And pleasant over all the years.
We knew her as a neighbor many years
Ago and several of my family would see her now and then and would say they enjoyed talking with her.
We send our deepest sympathy and
Prayers to all your family.
May God bless you with His peace and Cheryl, rest in your new home with God and unending love and peace.❤️
Betsy Fox & Family

B Fox

June 18, 2020

To the Steinmetz Family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Cheryl. I would often see Cheryl at MCC and she would always come up to me and say Hi. Cheryl was always friendly and we would talk about the old days growing up. Cheryl always lit up when she would talk about her kids. Cheryl was working very hard at MCC to get her degree. Cheryl often told me she would talk with her father about her school work, and her father would always be positive telling her, " Cheryl you can do this." Cheryl will be missed.

Carolyn Miller

June 16, 2020

Dear Susan, Phil, Jill, Carl and entire Steinmetz Family,
Gary and I are heartbroken to hear of your cherished Cheryl's death. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
With sincere admiration to such a loving family,
Gary and Carolyn Miller

Augustus Samuel

June 16, 2020

Hi venessa I'm very sorry to hear about your mother passing I want to let you know that I love you and I'll always be there for you she was a beautiful woman I miss you very much love dad

mary-beth and david raymond

June 16, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the entire Steinmetz family. We can't image how hard it is to lose a member of your family at such a young age and what you are feeling now, but we are thinking of you as you go thru this. Rest in Peace, Cheryl