For Buffalo woman, her hatred of Tom Brady was so strong she included it in her obituary

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

There is only one word that’s fully capitalized in Carole Scarsella’s Buffalo News obituary.


She "HATED" former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, her obituary read.

Like many people Scarsella, who died on July 19, had an obituary that was more fun and personal than formal. Like most people who have done that, it’s largely a tribute to things and people she loved.

Scarsella loved reading especially Stephen King. She loved smoking and was doing so in the picture that accompanied her obit in the Buffalo News and In fact she smoked “millions of cigarettes” if her count is to be believed. She loved slot machines and Facebook games and went to her grave proud that “she had the biggest farm in all of Farmville and made it to the millionth level on Candy Crush.”

Her Brady views weren’t her only opinion that conflicted with most Boston fans. She loved the “New York Yankees and LeBron James.” Notably the Buffalo Bills aren’t included. Brady was 31-3 vs. the Bills. That’s the most wins any quarterback had over a single opponent in NFL history.

In her obituary, her hatred... er ... HATRED of Brady came just after loving the two Boston rivals and just before her involvement in her PTA and Lackawanna Little League.

Sadly Scarsella didn’t live long enough to determine whether she’d hate Jarrett Stidham or Cam Newton or transfer her animosity to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is now with the Bucs.

Naturally the obit made Scarsella posthumously popular in Western New York.