Phoebe Remy is best known for being the wife of Jerry Remy, an American Major League Baseball broadcaster and former Major League Baseball second baseman. Remy died on October 30, 2021, from lung cancer at the age of 68.
The former second baseman and Red Sox hall-of-famer is survived by his wife Phoebe Remy and their three children, Jared, Jordan, and Jenna.
She is currently 67.
Phoebe Remy & Jerry Remy
Phoebe met her husband in 1972 when he was working at a Fall River, Massachusetts, clothing store during the off-season. She worked there as well, and the two went Christmas shopping for their first date. They married in 1974 when he was 22 and she was 20. She is full-blooded Portuguese.
Phoebe told the Globe that she has gotten used to Remy’s mood swings, but he was never abusive. However, life was difficult at home when he was in a slump. To this day, people tell her that life at home must be full of laughter.
“They really think that silliness on the air translates to home,” Phoebe told the Globe in 2009. “Not that he’s miserable, but it’s not that.”
The 2009 Globe profile notes that Phoebe started trying to get Remy to quit smoking when he was 40 years old. Sixteen years later, he finally agreed to quit.
The couple have three children, Jared, Jordan, and Jenna. Jared worked for the Red Sox as a security guard but was fired in 2008 after another guard told the State Police that Jared had sold him steroids. On August 16, 2013, Jared was arrested in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, a charge he pleaded guilty to on May 27, 2014. Jared Remy was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.
Jordan was selected by the Red Sox in the 49th Round of the 1999 MLB draft. He was charged with indecent assault and battery in 2010. Jenna was arrested on July 25, 2013, for disorderly conduct, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, wanton malicious defacement, and misdemeanor breaking and entering after she broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home.
Jerry Remy Tributes
Mark Ockerbloom wrote in a tribute, “Remy died on October 30, 2021, from lung cancer. Saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry Remy this morning after a years-long battle with cancer. A fixture at NESN after a great playing career, Rem Dawg became the go-to guy in Red Sox nation for his insight, analysis, and oftentimes humor. Born in Fall River, raised in Somerset, he was the epitome of the local boy who makes good and he will be sorely missed.🙏🏻 #RIPJerryRemy.”