POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – Catherine Brolsma, a resident of Pompton Lakes, died Saturday, Jan.16. She was 79.
Brolsma was a teacher for over 40 years. After retirement, she was elected to the Pompton Lakes Board of Education, taking special pride in hiring a first rate history department, which is her professional legacy.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Brolsma Ferreira, Patty Brolsma Lulo, and Cindy Brolsma Gange; her sons-in-law Josue Ferreira, Tony Iulo, and Jim Gange; her grandchildren Nicole Craig, Katherine, Arthur, and Wally Gange; her sister Anne Bracchitta; her nephew Jim Bracchitta and his family; her niece Karen Mecadon and her family; and her cousin Dante Mott and his family.
She was predeceased by her husband.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the special needs schools which have provided her granddaughter Nicole with a first rate education: P.G. Chambers School, 15 Halko Drive, Cedar Knolls, NJ and/or CPNJ Horizon High School, 71-77 Okner Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039.