Susan Abbott Steinnagel of Westport died Dec. 16, 2010.

The daughter of William Hugh Durdan and Catharine M. Howell, she was a longtime member of Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport, where she sang in the choir, and served in the vestry, the altar guild and the Music and Arts program.

A 1969 graduate of Simsbury High School and a 1973 graduate of Syracuse University, she worked as an executive and consultant in the insurance and ratings industry. She worked at Moody's Investors Service for 20 years, through 2002. As the managing director of the power and energy team, she led a team of analysts through deregulation of global power companies.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Kent P. Steinnagel; sisters Joan Durdan Montgomery and Judy Durdan and her husband, Thomas Samson; a nephew, Geoff Kraft; nieces Stephanie Kraft and Shawna Santos and her husband, Wesley Santos, and their daughter, Keila Santos, and niece Chelsea Morin.

A memorial service took place Tuesday at Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Those wishing to leave an online condolence should visit