Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Catherine T. Detjen-Monks

January 2, 1947March 11, 2020

SOUTH DENNIS- Catherine T. "Cathy" Detjen-Monks, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Manhattan, NY on January 2, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Carolyn Detjen. Cathy devoted her career to helping others. She worked for many years as a CNA and Home Health Aide. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Home Instead Senior Care.

Cathy loved her country and was a firm believer in the Constitution. She was an avid Football fan, particularly adored Tom Brady, and could be heard cheering from her home whenever a game was on. She also loved celebrating Christmas, had an affinity for animals, and loved the original Star Trek.

Cathy had a way of making friends everywhere she went. She will always be remembered for her outgoing, personable, and empathetic nature. She was a spiritual woman and firmly believed in finding the beauty in everything. She instilled a selfless nature in her children and taught them "No matter how the world gets you down, remember to be kind."

Above all, spending time with those she loved was most important to Cathy. She was the rock of her family and will be deeply missed.

Cathy is survived by her two children, Barbara J. Detjen, and Steven Monks; a sister, Barbara Bertrand; a brother, Derek H. Detjen; and a close family friend, Karen Prescott.

She was predeceased by two close family friends, Sue LaPlante, and Wayne Prescott.

At the family’s request, services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made in Cathy’s name to the MSPCA, 1577 Falmouth Rd, Centerville, MA 02632. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealamesdennis.com


  • MSPCA - Cape Cod


  • At the family's request, services will be held privately. Saturday, March 21, 2020


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Margaret Richardson

March 18, 2020

I work at Shaws and Catherine and Barbara came to our store all the time. Our quest was to find the perfect place to live. It was time to get out of the cold, I was doing the research for us. I told them maybe Florida. I haven’t seen Catherine and Barbara for a little while, wondering what was up. I really cared about her, she did always bring out the best in people. I can’t even imagine what she would say about Tom Brady and what is happening in the world today, but I am sure we would have a good laugh about the idiots hoarding toilet paper. Catherine will truly be missed. Barbara I hope to see you again so we can talk and please if you ever need anything, anything please get in touch with me. I am at the store 5 days a week. Love Margey

Marilyn Manter

March 14, 2020

What a wonderful friend, and a wonderful mother! You will be missed ! Isaiah 57: 1,2.