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Brewer, Norma R.
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. She was the youngest daughter of W. Raymond Flicker and Gertrude Hope Flicker, both deceased. Mr. Flicker was the former president and publisher of The Bridgeport Post, Telegram, and Sunday Post. Norma was a graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, in 1953, where she was president of her class for four years. Mrs Brewer grew up in Fairfield and moved from Old Saybrook, CT and many other cities across the country to return here. She is survived by her children, Raymond E., and his son, Ryan A. Brewer, of Peterborough, NH, Donna M., and her children, Duncan, Peter, and William MacKenna, of Hamilton, MA, Timothy F. Brewer, and his wife, Sally Jo Heymann, and their sons, Ben and Jeremy Brewer, of Los Angeles, CA, Kevin C. Of Deep River, CT, and William A. of Burbank, CA; thirteen nieces and nephews; and a very special extended family. She is also survived by her sister, Edna Flicker Isacs. Her other sisters were the late Gertrude Flicker Gould, Ruth Flicker, and Mary Lou Flicker Larrabee. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Fairfield. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may greet the family on Monday morning from 9-10 AM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Brewer requested that donations be made in her memory to The Salvation Army, 30 Elm Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. To order flowers online, travel directions or to sign her guest register, please visit

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Published in Connecticut Post from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2015.
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February 18, 2015
We did not know one another but I wish we had. What a great sense of humor . . .
Rose Mary Hughes
February 6, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. So many fond childhood memories of Norma and her welcoming smile and contagious laugh from the summers I spent at Lantern Pointe and Aunt Gert's cottage. She obviously kept her sense of humor through the years! My thoughts and prayers go out to my distant cousins. Peace and Love, Hope
(Rosemary Hope's daughter)
Hope Zicari
February 6, 2015
What a beautiful soul & a ham may the joy of her stories be told for generations to come in her family
Jonika pervis
February 6, 2015
We all loved Norma, for her wit and charm
Lots of great memories at Fairfield Beach!??
With love,
MaryLynn( Rosemary's eldest)
MaryLynn Shepherd
February 6, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 6, 2015
Ray, know that my thoughts are with you, I met you at the Aumands fire and you tried to interview my son Bryan. I lost my mom last Feb, so please know I know what you are going through. She sounds like a wonderful lady
Bonnie Smith
February 6, 2015
I just googled this obit after hearing about it. I must say, our Father in Heaven got his funny little girl by his side to make Him giggle. Made me smile hoping to be a "groovy grandma" like Miss Norma when I am older.
Theresa Friesenhahn
February 6, 2015
If you made so many people laugh with your obit, I cannot imagine how many people you gave joy to during your life!!! God Bless you Norma!
February 6, 2015
What a great Lady!!
February 6, 2015
She seemed like such a lovely lady and reading her obit brought a smile to me as I can see she was very funny and wanted to be remembered in such a special way.. from one Marymount girl to another.. RIP Norma xoxo
Carla Silvestre
February 6, 2015
I am very sorry for your loss ray....and sorry that your mom didn't make it to the top.....she is making it to top of this mountain though....condolences go to your family
debbie l
February 6, 2015
Death is hard on family...I believe this woman knew her children, and other family members left behind would take her departure hard..she left on a high note...well played Miss Norma...I didn't know you..but I know I would have enjoyed you...witty and silly don't quite do you justice. Grace heaven with your personality now...I'm so sorry to the family for such a great loss.
Josie Vitiello
February 5, 2015
Raising a glass to this witty, kindhearted gal. Our condolences to her family. Dina and Kate~
February 5, 2015
I came across her Obituary accidentally, and it truly uplifted my spirits when I needed it. Thank you Norma, I hope I have the same spirit when I am older as you do. My condolences to the family.
February 5, 2015
Norma Brewer, a family jewel, moved to a prominent place in the crown of heaven. Her new residence shines like the pearls of wisdom she shared with those who were privileged to know her.
Now, Norma makes the Lord smile with her humor and her love of a good time.
Cara Leggett
February 5, 2015
To the Family of Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. Brewer has brightened many people with this wonderful obituary. I too have written my own but this is one worthy of remembering with a smile. I didn't know her but will forever remember her. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mrs. Brewer's family and friends.
Donna Jones
February 5, 2015
BRAVO also sends his sympathy.
What a great gift! Not to take ourselves so seriously - to lighten up! My sympathy to your family on their loss and thanks to them for printing it. Hope your dear companions, Mia and cats, are comforted. I'll donate to my local shelter in your name.
Nancy Guarino
February 5, 2015
This is a wonder tribute to a woman with a wonderful sense of humor. I believe that her life was as joyful as was reading her obituary and the true story behind it. I didn't know her, but sure would have loved to meet her. God bless you and your family.
Leslie Radcliffe
February 5, 2015
I never had the pleasure of meeting you but now I wish I had! Thank you for my smile today, Norma. The world needed your sense of humor.
Katie Kintner
February 5, 2015
Cooper would have gladly climbed mountains with Norma
I had to come and read this great obituary of a woman whom I know I would have been honored to meet. Meeting death with humor is simply a gift. I am sure in Heaven they welcomed her with a laugh and open arms.
Nancy E.
February 5, 2015
Many people realize that attempting the summit is not as much fun as base camp, where all your friends are. I think I'll rest awhile at base camp to meet many more friends than I would at the summit, not that the summit would not be breathing, but most of your friends would never make, and I would always prefer to be with friends than alone at the summit. I'll see you at base camp everyone.
February 5, 2015
Sounds like a great person, and I am sorry for your loss! She made me laugh even though I never got the chance to meet her.
Celeste Schlegel
February 5, 2015
Ah, Norma. Don't know you, never met you, but you certainly have a sense of humor I can relate to. I'm sure you are keeping everyone in heaven laughing. Keep those pearly gates open. We'll all be seeing you one day!
Kathleen Dennison
February 4, 2015
You have to keep laughing, Norma had the last laugh, RIP,
February 4, 2015
Rest in peace Norma!! Deepest condolences for the Brewer Family!
Cornelia Lupu
February 3, 2015
Thank you, Norma, for your parting smile left for many! You are a special woman indeed and my condolences to your family...
February 2, 2015
My condolences to your family
Dustin Walters
February 2, 2015
My very deepest sympathies, Kevin. Your mother obviously was a very special, intelligent and gifted woman. She and you are in my prayers.
Nancy Simonds
February 1, 2015
The Brewer Family so sorry for your loss.Your mom was a thoughtful and kind person but most of all she had a great sense of humor.
Gloria Bunosso
February 1, 2015
My Sympathies to the family, How special it was to have a mother with the sense of humor you Mom had. I love it and will follow in her footsteps with my own obituary.
Christine Morin
February 1, 2015
Erin L
January 31, 2015
My deepest sympathy to all of Norma's family .. I feel honored to have been given the opportunity to have known such an interesting classy lady with great character ... Going to miss the small talks in the kitchen about her traveling, her family, her pets, her childhood with all her sisters, walking In Macy's parade in high heels .! I have some great memories to cherish ! I am going to miss my friend Norma very much !
Jackie Zeidler
January 31, 2015
Offering our sympathies at this time.
The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home
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