Vera Cristina Zabala Vivada
March 7, 1941
|Died||November 16, 2019 (aged 78)|
|Known for||chair of the Roberto Clemente Foundation, founder of the Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente|
Vera Clemente (March 7, 1941 – November 16, 2019) was a Puerto Rican philanthropist. She was the head of the Roberto Clemente Foundation. She founded a sports education center in Puerto Rico, and was a Goodwill Ambassador for Major League Baseball.
She was the wife of baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died in 1972, and the mother of sportscaster Roberto Clemente Jr. She went to the White House in 2003 to receive her husband's posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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- "Vera Clemente, humanitarian and widow of Pirates legend Roberto Clemente, dies". Los Angeles Times. 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
- EndPlay (2019-11-02). "Vera Clemente, widow of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente in 'delicate health'". WSBTV. Retrieved 2019-12-01.