The wife of New York Yankees’ 88-year-old legendary catcher, Yogi Berra, has died.
Carmen “Mrs. Yogi” Berra passed away Thursday night at Crane’s Mill Assisted Living Facility in West Caldwell, N.J.
Sources say that Carmen had dealt with complications from a stroke prior to her death.
The director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Fall, N.J., announced and confirmed her death.
“She was a remarkable woman and consummate companion of Yogi, and both fervently believed in the core values of the museum and learning centre,” Dave Kaplan wrote in an email to CTV News. “We will miss her terribly.”
The children museum not only displays memorabilia from Yogi’s career, but also provides sportsmanship and social justice educational programs.
Carmen’s marriage to a famous baseball athlete entails 65 years of noble status. (image)
Mr. and Mrs. Berra both were dedicated parents who spent most of their lives in Montclair, N.J.
However, Carmen was a very devoted fan of her husband. Kaplan says that she would often attend events held by the Yogi Museum in honor of her husband’s achievements.
Yogi holds the title as 10-time World Series champion. Following his retirement, he became manager of the Yankees on two occasions and now is the team’s unofficial ambassador.
According to Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, the Berras were always viewed as a committed power couple:
“On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we offer our deepest condolences to the Berra family. Having known Yogi and Carmen for so long, it is almost impossible to imagine two people who complemented each other better than they did. We will always remember Carmen’s smile and sense of humor, and her kindness and generosity will be dearly missed.”
Carmen is survived by her husband, three children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
She was 85 years old.
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