OBITUARY

Bongson Helena Lee

May 24, 1939December 21, 2018

Doting wife, attending mother, audacious grandmother, champion golfer, seasoned traveler, and ingenious painter. As apparent by the many roles she held, Bongson Helena Lee’s impact on this world extended far beyond the small Korean town she was born in. Whether through the casual but deadly accurate golf swing or the vibrant and lifelike peonies she drew, Helena gracefully mastered and showcased the serene control she had over her mind and body.

The life of any adventure she chose to embark on, whether it be gliding through the surreal beaches and golf courses of Florida, championing rowdy Christmas games of Rock-Paper-Scissors, or persuading her family to join her across the world in the busy streets of Seoul, Helena continually demanded more out of the gift of life given to each of us. Few people ever get the opportunity to make such trips and only a unique individual can give that opportunity to the family around her. She gave more to the world than she took and her incredible legacy will perpetuate for generations.

Helena has now left husband Sung Il (Sunny) Lee, children and spouses Mi-Hyon, Janet, Kenny, Jeffrey, Michael, Kee-Hak, Soojeong, Hanna and grandchildren Joshua, Justin, Jonathan, Austin, Sebastian, Evan, Ryan, William and Isabella to make their own journey through life. Helena managed to wrangle the chaos of the world into a paradise she gifted to those around her. May her spirit join those in the Kingdom of Heaven. The wake will be conducted on December 26th, 2018 and followed by a funeral the next day, December 27th, 2018.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bongson Helena Lee

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Jerry and Judi Neff

January 8, 2019

Dear Sonny

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Helena.

Beth Grafman

December 26, 2018

Dear Sonny and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Helena. We shared many locker room chats about Korea and culture and tradition. She was so proud of all her children and their many accomplishments - especially the families they are building including her wonderful grandchildren. She was also proud of her heritage which she shared through food, taking me on a Korean culinary adventure right here in Yonkers. I was looking forward to returning the experience through Jewish cooking when we returned from holiday. Helena will always be remembered for her zest for life, love of golf and fitness, and her dedication to family, friends and community. We will miss her bright smile at the JCC. May her memory be a blessing.
-Beth Grafman

Michael Nieminen

December 25, 2018

Dear Helena, Thanks for sharing so many wonderful spins with me and all your fellow riders. You will be sorely missed, fondly remembered and always in our hearts. I will miss your high fives at the end of every one of our rides together. Hope Sunny will continue to join us when he is ready. I know you’d want him to keep at it! Rest In Peace, my dear friend!

Coach MAN

Kathy Chung

December 25, 2018

I have so many good memories of our time together, especially at Boca and West Palm Beach. I will miss you very much. Love, Kathy

Karen and Hank Goelz

December 25, 2018

Dear Sonny and family,

So saddened by the loss of Helena. She was a warm, compassionate and vibrant woman who always would stop to say hello..The beautiful book of her artistry sits on our coffee table.
We have always enjoyed yours and Helena’s company and will miss her at the Leagues as well as at the many couples tournaments you always played in..
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. May your memories keep you strong..

Love ❤️

Karen and Hank Goelz

Sandy and Jeff Chase

December 25, 2018

Dear Sunny,

The news of Helena's passing came as an abrupt shock to us. We have always enjoyed your's and Helena's company and friendship over these many years. Helena was always so gracious to us. We will miss her dearly. Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss.

All our love,

Sandy and Jeff Chase

Joan and John Warrick

December 25, 2018

Dear Sunny and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Helena’s passing. We will miss her vibrant personality and the happiness she brought to all those around her. We send our deepest condolences.
Joan and John Warrick

Wendy Leibowitz

December 25, 2018

Dear Sonny and family,
I am so sorry, as well as shocked to learn of Helena’s passing. She was always full of life with a vibrant personality and positive outlook on life. Helena was my gym locker room friend and I will always remember the conversations and laughs we shared. I am sorry I can’t be with you in person, but please accept my deepest condolences.
Wendy Leibowitz

Lloyd and Lois Glazer

December 25, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of a beautiful, gracious, talented lady. Well known as a highly competitive golfer a remarkable artist and the beautiful wife of a loving husband. Always a smile, a hug and kind words.

You will be missed.
Lloyd and Lois Glazer

Ros and Mark Poplak

December 25, 2018

Dear Sonny, our condolences to you and your family. Helena was a very special lady and we’ll miss her. RIP Helena. With love Ros and Mark Poplak

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FROM THE FAMILY