Blame it on the dog:
Norma Rae Flicker Brewer, a resident of Fairfield, passed away while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. She never realized her life goal of reaching the summit, but made it to the base camp. Her daughter, Donna, her dog, Mia, and her cats, came along at the last minute. There is suspicion that Mrs. Brewer died from hypothermia, after Mia ate Mrs. Brewer’s warm winter boots and socks.
Actually, the obituary is the deceased’s final prank:
“It was just typical mom,” Donna Brewer, Norma’s daughter, said with a chuckle Saturday. “She always had stories, many of which were not true, but thought were funny.”
Donna Brewer said her mother recently died from a stroke and had been wheelchair-bound for more than a year.
“People who don’t know my mother are bemused,” said Donna Brewer.
“People who know my mother are laughing and saying, `Yeah, that’s Norma.’ ”
Donna said she has received all sorts of phone calls and inquiries regarding the bizarre introduction to her mother’s death notice, including from her partners at work.
She confirmed that the rest of the death notice is correct, including Norma Brewer being the daughter of W. Raymond Flicker, former president and publisher of the Bridgeport Post, Telegram and Sunday Post (now known as the Connecticut Post).