Widow of former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield — who died just 5 months ago of cancer — dies at 53, reportedly also of cancer

Stacey Wakefield, the widow of former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, who died of cancer just five months ago, also died of cancer. WCVB-TV reported.

She was 53 years old. Associated Press reportedhe said, citing online records.

“It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved mother, daughter, sister, niece, and aunt Stacey passed away today at her home in Massachusetts,” the statement said. statement A message from the Wakefield family that the Red Sox posted to X on Wednesday. “She was surrounded by her family, dear friends and wonderful caretakers and nurses. The loss is unimaginable, especially after losing Tim less than five months ago.” Our hearts are very hurt. ”

Stacey Wakefield dies of pancreatic cancer USA Today reported. Tim Wakefield passed away on October 1st at the age of 57 from a brain tumor. According to WCVB, Tim Wakefield was caring for his wife at the time of his diagnosis when he became ill.

Stacey and Tim Wakefield are survived by their children Trevor and Brianna, the station said.

Details from WCVB:

Stacy worked with her husband to raise money for multiple charities, including the Red Sox Foundation. The couple also worked with the Jimmy Fund, raising money for childhood cancer charities and visiting pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“At the Jimmy Fund, we are so fortunate to have this family in our lives forever,” said Lisa Sharber, Director of Patient and Family Programs at Dana-Farber Hospital. “, he said of Stacey and her family. Tim Wakefield.

The Wakefields were also frequent visitors to Francisco Children’s Hospital.

“They were both very kind, caring, and genuine people who visited with our patients and families, raised funds for our programs and services, and supported us at Fenway with their “Wake.” They would often lend us their time to spend days with the warriors in the field.” We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with Stacey and Tim over the years. We are grateful and our thoughts are with their children and families at this time,” said Joe Mitchell, president of Francisco Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield played 19 seasons in the major leagues, his first two with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest with the Red Sox. Wakefield helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 and 2007.

Year 2005 Boston Globe article An article about the Red Sox’s evangelical Christians noted that Wakefield said in 1990 that he had “accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.”

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