OMG. Must-read obit for Renay Mandel Corren: “Renay is also survived by…her favorite son, the gay one who writes catty obituaries in his spare time, Andy Corren, of – obviously – New York City.” https://t.co/cGOp6Nwarw
— Paul Seamus Ryan (he/him) (@ThePaulSRyan) December 16, 2021
Renay Mandel Corren of El Paso, Texas, died on Saturday. She was 84. She led a unique life, which we get to know about thanks to the obituary composed by her son, writer Andy Corren. Corren pulls no punches in describing his mother and her antics in life, but the love and esteem her family held for her comes through in the story.
A more disrespectful, trash-reading, talking and watching woman in NC, FL or TX was not to be found. Hers was an itinerant, much-lived life, a Yankee Florida liberal Jewish Tough Gal who bowled ’em in Japan, rolled ’em in North Carolina and was a singularly unique parent.
That’s just a small snippet of Renay’s life story, any sentence of which would make a good pull quote. Renay Corren led a full life of losing money, throwing caution to the wind, traveling, swearing, lying, and producing a large number of descendants. Her adventures include a rumored affair with broadcaster Larry King in the 1960s. Readers are encouraged to remember Renay by pulling on a slot machine or playing blackjack. You can read this amazing obituary in its entirety at the Fayetteville Observer. -via Fark
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