I live in CT where this guy is from and the obituary was created. There was an article in the paper today stating that his daughter that wrote it is overwhelmed by the messages that she has gotten and that it has gone viral. She never meant for that to happen, just wrote it from the heart, trying to just share some of his stories and antics!! She did a great job, so now he is just as big in death as he was in life, it seems!!
His funeral is today and it is a beautiful, sunny, fall day, so everyone can enjoy it.