Red Sox fans say goodbye to Jerry Remy

Waltham, MA (WLNE) – Red Sox fans from all over came out to say goodbye to Jerry “RemDawg” Remy on Thursday.  Visiting hours for the Red Sox legend were held on Thursday evening at Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial in Waltham.

Remy died Saturday after battling cancer for many years.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made in Remy’s memory to either Mass General Cancer Center or the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund.  The address for Mass General Cancer Center is 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. The address for the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund is 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Jerry Remy was a second baseman in the major leagues for 10 seasons. “RemDawg” went on to become a color analyst who covered Red Sox games for the New England Sports Network for more than three decades.

He was born in Fall River on November 8, 1952. He grew up in Somerset. Remy attended Somerset High School and Roger Williams University.

Remy was drafted as an 8th round pick (129th overall) by the California Angels in 1971. He played a few years with farm teams before making his major league debut in 1975 with the Angels. He was later traded to the Red Sox, where he played from 1978 until 1984.

Remy was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame back in 2006.

In a fitting and emotional moment during the Red Sox post season run in October, Remy took a ride in a cart around the field at Fenway. Remy waved to the crowd as fans shouted, “Remy, Remy” in tribute.

You can watch that final ride here:

Remy’s family and close friends will have a separate, private gathering on Friday.

Remy is survived by his wife, Phoebe; sons, Jared and Jordan; daughter, Jenna and Jenna’s husband, Leif; and two grandchildren, Dominik and Arianna. Remy was 68 years old.

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