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Yankees mourn the passing of Carmen Berra

The New York Yankees mourn the passing of Carmen Berra - wife of Yogi Berra - who passed away last night in Essex County, N.J.

Carmen and Yogi were married on January 26, 1949, and had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary earlier this year.

"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."

She is survived by husband, Yogi; sons Larry, Tim (wife Betsy) and Dale (wife Jane); 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center at 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, N.J. 07424. Donations also may be made at

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