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Friday, March 7, 2014
Yogi's wife, Carmen, dies at 85

By Andrew Marchand

Carmen Berra and Yogi Berra
Carmen and Yankees legend Yogi Berra were married for 65 years.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Carmen Berra, Yogi Berra's wife of 65 years, died Thursday night. She was 85 years old.

“On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we offer our deepest condolences to the Berra family," said Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner 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 dearly missed.”

Yogi, 88, and Carmen had three sons, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Her death was the result of complications from a stroke, according to the New York Daily News.

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 yogiberramuseum.org.