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Barend "Bart" van den Brink

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“Lieve Tony,in de Orang Peladang (104 N°2) lazen wij, dat Bart op 1 Januari 2017 is overleden.Wij hebben Bart in Genève als een zéé...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gijs & Ellen van den Hurk

“Hello, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. van den Brink's passing. My parents spoke of him fondly, my Dad, Martin Rowe passed almost 2 years ago in...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Rowe Vaters - Embrun, CT

“Dear Tonnie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bart will be remembered with his smile and sense of humor!Our thoughts and prayers will be with...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Helen Lau-Wong - Bethel, CT

“Dear Tonnie and Ellen,Bart was part of our family as well and I will truly miss him. I enjoyed his stories, his sense of humor and all the times we...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Caren de'Ath - Sarasota, FL

“I was so sorry to hear of Bart's passing. I was over at your house so much as a kid that I often thought of him, and Tonnie, too, as my second...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Hank McDonald - Kent, WA

“I was so sorry to hear of Bart's passing. I was over at your house so much as a kid that I often thought of him, and Tonnie, too, as my second...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Hank McDonald - Kent, WA

“Tonni -- Betsy and I are so sorry to have learned of Bart's passing. We have so enjoyed chatting with the both of you at the Senior Center gym and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Todd Rosenthal - West Hartford, CT

“Elisabeth - I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts as you go about your days ahead. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle Hartel - Berlin, CT


Barend "Bart" van den Brink beloved husband of Tonnie, the love of his life for 55 years, passed away on January 1, 2017. He was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on August 16, 1935. Bart was a resident of West Hartford, CT and formerly of Westport, CT. Besides his wife Tonnie, he is survived by his 2 children, their spouses, and his 2 granddaughters: his son Hans and wife Sheri of Georgia, and their daughter Bailea and husband Matthew of Texas; and his daughter Elisabeth, husband Nigel and their daughter Alexandra of West Hartford. Bart is also survived by two siblings: his sister Miep of Holland and brother John and wife Anneke of Holland. He was defined by his great love for family, nature, animals and traveling. His last trip took him to Texas with family to attend his granddaughter's wedding.

There will be a private celebration of his life held for family and invited guests. If you wish to make an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers please donate online or send a check to either Bridgeport Rescue Mission bridgeportrescuemission.org, 1069 Connecticut Ave, Unit 2B Bridgeport, CT 06607 or the West Hartford Food Pantry https://www.westhartfordct.gov/gov/departments/social_services/towncares.asp, West Hartford Human Services, 50 South Main Street, Room 306, West Hartford, CT 06107. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.