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“So sorry for your loss. What an accomplished man. ”
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Jules W. Vrijmoet, 90, of Avon, beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen (Wren) Vrijmoet, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. Born August 27, 1926, in New York City, son of the late Harry and Mary (Burke) Vrijmoet, he was raised in New York. He graduated from the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. He was trained as an engineer at Sampson College, CCNY. He studied music and performed as a cellist with the City-Wide Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, with the La Scala Opera Company (NY), with several string ensembles, and as a church soloist. He served in the Infantry in General Patton's Third Army during WWII, and was awarded a battle star for the Central European Campaign. After the war he worked for engineering firms in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio; and was later employed by the Conn. Dept. of Transportation, first as a surveyor, and then as a highway design engineer. He was a member of the Conn. Society of Civil Engineers. He lived in Avon for over 55 years where he raised his family. He leaves his children Annie Vrijmoet of Fairbanks, AK; Daniel Vrijmoet (Nancy) of Eugene, OR; Ellen Clarke (Michael) of Portland, OR; John Vrijmoet (Kathleen) of Seattle, WA; and seven grandchildren. Besides his wife Mary Ellen, his sister Eilis and former spouse Cathy also predeceased him. For most of his life, he was physically strong. He could build or fix anything. He loved to cross-country ski, cycle, and swim. A celebration of life is planned in Portland, OR. Burial is in West Hartland Cemetery, CT, and a local service will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to local public radio in his memory. The Carmon Funeral Home of Avon is caring for the arrangements.