Public wake for Jerry Remy to be held in Waltham

Red Sox

WALTHAM, Mass. (WPRI) — Red Sox fans will have an opportunity to say goodbye to Jerry Remy on Thursday.

Remy died Saturday at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer.

His family announced that visiting hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial on Moody Street in Waltham.

Remy, who hailed from Fall River, spent more than 40 years with the Red Sox organization. He was a player from 1978-1984 and went on to spend more than three decades in the broadcast booth.

Fans of the “Rem-Dawg” have started an online petition to rename Jersey Street outside of Fenway Park to Jerry Remy Way. As of mid-day Thursday, it had more than 10,000 signatures.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made in Remy’s memory to the following places:

  • Mass General Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Remy was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and had since taken several leaves of absence to undergo treatment.

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