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 children, Ben and Jeremy, 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.
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 www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com