Found July 27, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
TEAMS: New York Mets

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It certainly is not the first time the obituary of a recently deceased sports fan contained at least a mention of a lifelong devotion to a particular team. In fact, this isn’t the first occasion where said team — or more specifically, a particular player on the team — became fodder for a well-executed zinger, even. The way in which an individual’s affinity for a sports team becomes so inextricably entwined with a person’s own sense of self should not make is surprising that one of the last printed testaments to a person’s life would include a brief mention of it.

Even so, the humor and wit displayed in the obituary of Marylou Cunningham Belles, of Bethel, Conn., who sadly passed away on July 13 “after giving cancer the finger for 27 years” is truly a remarkable dedication to her apparently unflappable existence as a long-suffering fan of the New York Mets as she shuffled off this mortal coil.

Per the Daily Courier-Observer, it reads:

Marylou Cunningham Belles, of Bethel, CT died July 13th, 2012, after giving cancer the finger for 27 years. Since the 13th fell on a Friday, it was a perfect day for the Stephen King fan she was. She was born in Malone, NY to the late Ruth and John Cunningham, and graduated from Potsdam High School in Potsdan, NY. She loved cats, and shared her life with four rescues from Save a Sato. She was also a lifelong NY Mets fan though surprisingly, that wasn’t what killed her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Belles. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Belles-Preston, son John Belles, and a pack of wily grandsons. The memorial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be sent to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at

Brilliant. If the team somehow heard about this obituary and did not dispatch Mr. Met to be a pallbearer at the funeral of Marylou Cunningham Belles or at the very least pay respects on behalf of the organization, I’ll be sorely disappointed.


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