LOWELL, Mass., April 28 (UPI) -- Alice Ward, the mother and manager of boxers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, has died in a Boston hospital, months after suffering a heart attack and stroke.
She was 79 when she died Wednesday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
"She was a great mother who had a big heart and loved everybody fully," Micky Ward told the Boston Herald. "She had 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and she loved them all."
She is also the mother of seven daughters.
The Herald said a funeral will be held for Alice Ward Friday at St. Margaret's in Lowell, Mass.