Obituary: Fredric “Bill” Breul, 67, formerly of Trumbull
Fredric “Bill” Breul, age 67, beloved son of Frederic W Breul and the late Dorothy M. Breul passed away peacefully on December 28th with his sister Judy by his side.
Born in Bridgeport, Bill attended Elias Howe and Columbus Schools.
As a small child Bill’s parents several other like-minded parents were inspired to provide meaningful services for their special needs children. Thus Bill became one of the original members of the Parents and Friends of Retard Children today known as The Kennedy Center. This relationship remained a close and meaningful one throughout his life.
As a young adult, he resided with his family in Trumbull and attended a sheltered workshop for many years, working on various jobs. In later years, he was a client with the Senior Options Program and in recent years at the Faust Hall Alzheimer’s Day Program.
Bill loved attending a variety of Kennedy Center activities; particularly enjoying Sunday bowling, dinner dances, day and overnight trips, and camping. For the past 15 years, Bill lived in Bridgeport at the Kennedy Center’s Condos North group home, where he continued to enjoy a multitude of activities and developed close friendships with his housemates and devoted staff.
Bill had many interests and hobbies outside the Kennedy Center. He particularly enjoyed listening to music, namely Country Western, and had a large music collection. He loved animals, going to the zoo, playing with the family cats, summers at Pleasure Beach, watching his favorite team (the Yankees), walks in the park, cookouts, and taking photos.
Most of all, Bill loved being with his family. His wonderful life was made possible by the love, support, and encouragement of his remarkable parents, Fred and Dorothy and his wonderful sister Judy. He was a man loved and cherished by all who knew him and his infectious smile will be missed dearly.
Bill is survived by his devoted father, Frederic Breul of Trumbull, and dear sister Judy and husband Tony Pedro of Shelton. He also leaves behind 2 loving nephews, Mark and girlfriend Jess of Ansonia, and Gary and wife Cari of North Kingstown, RI, as well as 2 great-nieces, Raegan and Maggie.
Throughout our journey with Bill, so many compassionate and thoughtful people enriched our lives.
The family wishes to thank generous Kennedy Center personnel, the devoted staff at Condos North, who brought such love, enrichment, and happiness to Bill’s later years, and helped make him as comfortable as possible in his last weeks with their kindness and compassion. Thank you also to the Vitas Hospice Care team. We are forever grateful to all those who knew and loved him. We ask that this goodwill continues in Bill’s memory through charity and kindness.
Friends may greet the family on Monday from 4-7p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to The Kennedy Center, 2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611.