We have some sad news to pass along. Carmen Berra, Yogi Berra's wife of 65 years, passed away last night from complications of a stroke she had suffered recently. The Berras had celebrated their 65th anniversary in January.
The Yankees released a statement:
"On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we offer our deepest condolences to the Berra family," said Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. "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."
Mrs. Berra is survived by Yogi; their sons Larry, Tim, his wife Betsy, Dale, his wife Jane; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service will be provide and in lieu of flowers, fans can make a donation to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center at 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, N.J. 07424. You can also donate online at yogiberramuseum.org