Carmen Berra, Wife of Yogi Berra, Passes Away; Couple Featured in Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS
According to the New York Daily News, Carmen Berra, the wife of Yankee star Yogi Berra, died on March 6, 2014 in West Caldwell, NJ due to complications of a stroke she suffered earlier this year. She was 85.
"On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we offer our deepest condolences to the Berra family," Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. "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 deeply missed by all who knew her."
Carmen and Yogi had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on January 26, 2014. They were married in 1949 when Yogi was a catcher for the Yankees. They met just after World War II when Carmen worked as a waitress at Biggies in St. Louis.
Their son Dale followed in his father's footsteps; he played for the Pirates and the Yankees. Their son Larry played for the then-Baltimore Colts. They had a third son, Larry, and now boast 11 grandchildren.
Recently, Carmen helped to fund and create the Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University in Little Falls, NJ.