Patriots Fan Obituary Asks for Donations to ‘Tom Brady’s Deflategate Defense’ (pic)

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Last week, a woman by the named of Barbara “Gigi” Shippee passed away at the age of 74. And while we don’t know what she died from, or whether she lived a long life full of joy and love, we do know that Gigi had one hell of a sense of humor.

How do we know this? Because in her obituary, Gigi asked that, in lieu of flowers, friends and family make contributions in her name to Tom Brady‘s Deflategate Defense.

Seriously. Read the entire thing (via for yourself:

SHIPPEE, BARBARA F. “GIGI” 74, of Sebastian Florida, peacefully passed away in the presence of family on August 19th, 2015. She was born in North Kingstown, RI. She was the loving Mother of Lisa Hickey, Lori Berard, and Alan Shippee. She was the devoted Grandmother of 8 and Great Grandmother of 1. She is survived by a sister, Jackie Dawley of North Kingstown, RI and a brother, Terry Moone of North Kingstown, RI. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to “Tom Brady’s Deflategate Defense” as she was the Ultimate Patriots Fan or to the charity of your choice.

Of course, to our knowledge there is no official Tom Brady Defaltegate defense fund. There is a GoFundMe page looking to raise money to pay the Patriots’ Deflategate fine. But that’s obviously completely different, and I’m not sure if that would qualify as a “charity of your choice.”

Maybe just take this Patriots fan obituary as the joke it was almost certainly intended to be and don’t donate any money to Tom Brady or the New England Patriots.

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