Willie McCovey celebration of life draws fans from near and far

Bernadette Bray was such a Willie McCovey fan she once left her mom’s house in South San Francisco as a Giants game began and walked to Candlestick Park to see him play. She strode through Brisbane and arrived in the fifth inning.
Clearly, Bray was not going to let the miles between her current San Joaquin County home and AT&T Park deter her from attending Thursday’s celebration of life for McCovey.
“I had to be here,” said Bray, 61. “I live in Tracy and left the house at 7:30 a.m. I didn’t get here till 10:30. I drove three hours.”
After the 90-minute remembrance, she clutched the heart-shaped “44” sign she created and said, “I’m blessed to be here.”
The weekday crowd that sat in the lower deck was not large.
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