Vera Clemente, the widow of legendary baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, passed away on Saturday, November 16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was 78.
As a Goodwill Ambassador for Major League Baseball, Vera impacted countless children and extended her family’s humanitarian legacy of helping those in need. She also served as the chairwoman of the Roberto Clemente Foundation.
Vera is survived by three sons: Roberto Jr., Luis Roberto and Roberto Enrique. She actively extended her late husband’s philanthropic legacy long after Clemente’s tragic death on Dec. 31, 1972.