As the world prepares to say farewell to Jerry Remy on Thursday, his family is requesting one last favor from "RemDawg" fans, and that's to join them at his wake.

The broadcasting legend will be laid down to rest this weekend, but not before the public can offer their goodbyes. On Thursday, visiting hours will be held at Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, located at 773 Moody Street in Waltham, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Close friends and family members will then proceed to a private gathering on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and then again on Saturday for the burial service.

After a long battle with lung cancer, Remy passed away on October 30. Remy was a Somerset native born in Fall River who had a voice that was welcomed into thousands of household living rooms as the Red Sox's color commentator.

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For the past 40 years, Remy has been loyal to the Red Sox organization, never to leave their side. He called countless plays and his humor and insight were as contagious as it gets. He was, to many, the voice of the fans. Listening to him brings back memories of my grandfather as we watched the Sox play as I was growing up. He's a nostalgic staple who could never be replicated nor replaced.

Most importantly, he will be missed by the masses. His contribution to the MLB has far exceeded any expectations and he will forever be known as a legend behind the microphone.

Anyone who can not attend, but would like to deliver an arrangement of flowers to Remy's family can send it to the Mass General Cancer Center, located at 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, or the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund at 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

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