Former Dodger Hurler Is Dead at 90

branca_2008Ralph Branca, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1944 to 1953 and earned all-star status three times, died Nov. 23 at the King Street Home in Rye Brook, NY, where he had been living. He was 90.

He attended many fund-raising events in the diocese, including several appearances at The Tablet’s Golf Classic. He is survived by his wife, Ann Mulvey,  who was the daughter of co-owners of the Dodgers, and their two daughters, Mary Valentine and Patti.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 29 at the Church of the Resurrection, Rye. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

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