Vera Clemente

  • Died: November 16, 2019
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Vera Clemente

Widow of baseball legend Roberto Clemente continued his humanitarian work

Vera Clemente was the widow of baseball legend Roberto Clemente who was a 15-time All-Star outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family of Mrs. Clemente. May God continue to provide comfort, endurance and strength to your family, today, tomorrow, and always.

Posted by A friend   December 13, 2019

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Posted by Alishia - SC   December 09, 2019

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. Your parents had large hearts, helped many. May the God of comfort continue to be with all of you as you grieve.

Posted by Karen    December 09, 2019

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Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   December 08, 2019

My condolences to the Clemente family and friends.

Posted by A friend   November 30, 2019

Our condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the family. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort be with you always.

MM, Jackson MS.

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2019

With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2019

My sincerest condolences to Vera's children and extended family and friends. It is not often that you have two people in the same household so committed to loving and helping those in need. God bless you all and may He give you peace now and in the coming days. Much love to the Clemente family!

Posted by Bob Motley - Kansas, IL - acquaintance   November 27, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

With our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Barbara and Roberta Wilensky - Golden Valley, MN - acquaintance   November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

Dear Family of Mrs. Vera Clemente:

I am a Member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. The Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton is the Pastor, The Moderator of The Session, and The Head of the Staff. He is also not only my Pastor, but my Mentor, Teacher, and Spiritual Advisor.

I am also a Proud Former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director.

I will keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time. Vera seem to be a wonderful person, I am reaching out to all of you. Please always remember that you all loved Vera, but the Lord our God who is truly awesome will love her even more. With My Christian Sympathy, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. I USE TO LIVE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS IN THE IDA B. WELLS APARTMENTS WITH MY MOTHER LOUISE, AND MY THREE BROTHERS, STEVEN, KEVIN, AND LAMAR(NOW DECEASED). I HAD TWO DOGS, MOSPIE(A FEMALE SHIH TZU, NOW DECEASED), AND A MALE COCKER SPANIEL/POODLE LIL'MAN). I HOPE THAT HE IS ALIVE, AND IS DOING WELL. P.s. Mr. Roberto Clemente was a gifted, and talented baseball player, he will also be missed.

Posted by valinda jones - cincinnati, OH   November 25, 2019

I sadly remember standing in my bedroom when the news came over KDKA radio when the horrible news of Mr. Clemente's plane crash was announced. I will always remember #21 as a true humanitarian first and a star baseball player second. The passing of Mrs. Clemente leaves an imprint in my heart of the true love the Clemente family represents. God Bless!

Posted by C McLaughlin - Palm Coast, FL   November 25, 2019

My condolence to the family and friends of Vera Clemente great humanitarian for your loss, may the work continue on.

Posted by A friend   November 25, 2019

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2019

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2019

To the Clemente and Zabala families. May your wonderful memories get you through this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2019

May God comfort you during this difficult time. Appreciate both of their kindness and generosity over the years.

Posted by A friend   November 23, 2019

I am a Bronx native and used to go in the summer months to the Roberto Clemente pool. As an adult, I reflect on the great memories my family and j had there. My heart goes out to the Clemente family on the loss of a wonderful woman. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 23, 2019

What a great loss. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   November 23, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Clemente family. Deeply saddened for your loss. Vera is resting in Gods memory.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   November 23, 2019

Mrs Clemente lost her husband earlier but they now rest in peace together. To the children and the rest of the family I offer my condolences. May the peace of God be with you all.

Posted by Steele    November 23, 2019

I was blessed to meet Vera in Pittsburgh during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 1971 World Series Championship. We were filming interviews for the Dock Ellis documentary NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY at the Roberto Clemente Museum and Vera graciously gave us an interview and then we all had dinner together afterward. It was a great honor and she was an incredibly down to Earth and kind person. Condolences to her family and the many, many people who loved her.

Posted by Michael Blizzard - Austin, TX - acquaintance   November 22, 2019

My deepest regrets. I only wish you had the opportunity to see your husbands number retired by MLB as the second player to receive such an honor. MLB has delayed that decision WAY TO LONG!

Posted by Dale Demor - Monroeville, PA - acquaintance   November 22, 2019

My condolences and prayers to the family at this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2019

This family has been in the hearts of all Pirate fans for years. RIP Mrs Clemente and condolences to the family

Posted by Pat and Glenda Kelly - Meridian, PA   November 22, 2019

May she R.I.P. She continued doing great things.. She kept Roberto legacy alive. Now she is reunited with him. . My condolences to the family..

Posted by Jose Rosa - Philadelphia, PA   November 22, 2019

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   November 22, 2019

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Deepest sympathy and prayer's to the Clemente Family.

Roberto & she are reunited in heaven with the Lord.

Roberto was the greatest right fielder I have ever seen,his throw was right to home plate from right field and was so accurate.

I live in Ft. Myers, Fl. now and Clemente Park honors his name.

M. Kosh (Pittsburgh native)
Ft. Myers, Fl.

Posted by m kosh - ft. myers, FL   November 21, 2019

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Posted by Joseph Moody - Horizon City, TX   November 21, 2019

To the Clemente Family. Prayers. Comfort. Peace, for your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 21, 2019

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What great family that lost a great woman RIP

Posted by Alan Perez - Aurora, IL   November 21, 2019

Pure class and grace. May she rest in peace along Roberto

Posted by Andrew Skrabalak - Woodbridge, VA - friend   November 21, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. Please accept my condolences and prayers on the passing of your loved one.

Posted by A friend   November 21, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   November 21, 2019

My sincere sympathy in the loss of this incredible lady. I was always in awe of Roberto Clemente and what a great heart he had for others. Vera Clemente has also gained my admiration and respect for her classiness and her obvious love for others.

Posted by Karen Frazier - Nitro, WV - friend   November 21, 2019

MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. PLEASE BE COMFORTED KNOWING GOD"S KINGDOM WILL BRING PEACE. WE PRAY FOR IT. MATTHEW 6:10

Posted by Diane - Mebane,, NC   November 21, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Clemente Family, May Almighty God massage your hearts with peace and loving kindness as his mighty strength helps you cope each and every day.

Posted by BRY - CA   November 21, 2019

May her sons find comfort knowing their parents are now together in the presence of their Lord.

Posted by - Pittsburgh, PA   November 21, 2019

My condolences to the Clemente family. How blessed are the sons of Roberto and Vera to have parents who set an example of what everyone should strive to attain. Upon Roberto s untimely passing while on a humanitarian mission, no one would have blamed Vera if she had withdrawn from public and focused on raising her three fatherless sons. While devoting herself to them, she continued her husband's work to make this world better. She accomplished her goal. Mr. and Mrs. Clemente are to be commended and admired for their efforts and also for their grace and dignity in doing so. I regret that I never had the honor of meeting them.My thoughts and prayers are with the Clemente family.

Posted by James - Pittsburgh, PA   November 21, 2019

God Bless you Mrs Clemente

Posted by A friend   November 21, 2019

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Posted by Will Hargrove - Gary, IN   November 21, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by the Fant-Willis Families - belton, SC   November 21, 2019

She was a trailblazer, May your family have love and peace during this time.

Posted by Lea    November 21, 2019

I am a diehard Clemente fan. So much so that my seven-year-old grandson is doing his book report on the life of Roberto Clemente. The work that Mrs. Clemente and her family have done Is a testimony to the love they have in their heart, and the generosity they have shared will always be remembered and honored. Rest in peace beautiful woman of God.

Posted by Anita Ament - Latrobe, PA   November 21, 2019

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Rip ❤ Prayers to her family. She can be with her loving husband again.

Posted by Kathleen - PA   November 21, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   November 21, 2019

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God bless you Vera and all those who loved you.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   November 21, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Vera always fill your heart with love and peace

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2019

WHEN ROBERTO CLEMENTE MARRIED VERA HE GAINED
A WIFE WHOSE HEART WOULD ALWAYS BELONG TO HIM.
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A PLACE IN MY HEART FOR ROBERTO AND VERA CLEMENTE.MAY GOD CONTINUE TO
COMFORT THE CLEMENTE FAMILY IN THEIR TIME OF LOSS.

Posted by FLOYD CRANMER - WARREN GROVE, NJ   November 20, 2019

Extending deepest sympathies to the Clemente family, and their extensive community of fans and friends. Roberto, Vera, and their family were/are exemplars of the concept of altruism and the very best that the human spirit has to offer.

Roberto and Vera Clemente: two of the greatest people our world has every known, reunited in Heaven.

Posted by - Baseball Fan, CA   November 20, 2019

Bless u for Carrying on his Work . Your up with the Angels
Now .
Sue Willard
Gr.Mich .

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2019

Condolences to the Clemente Family and Continued Prayers.

Posted by Hortencio Perez - York, PA   November 20, 2019

My Condolences to Vera relatives and friends I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2019

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Vera Clemente