Former Red Sox star player Johnny Pesky greeted mourners yesterday at a memorial service for his wife, Ruth, in St. Mary’s Church in Lynn. Ruth Pesky, known for her sense of humor and indifference to the spotlight, died Friday.

Red Sox fans pay tribute to Ruth Pesky

By James Whitters
Globe Staff / July 14, 2005

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LYNN -- Johnny Pesky already had his chance to say goodbye. He and his son, David, clutched the hands of his wife of 60 years, Ruth Hickey Pesky, as she died Friday at age 82. (Full article: 287 words)

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