Helen Gagen Lee

Former Southold resident Helen Gagen Lee of West Palm Beach, Fla. died July 20, 2015, in Florida. She was 93.

She was born July 28, 1921, in Illinois to Paul and Gertrude (Eller) Hubert and raised in Greensboro, N.C.

In 1945, she married Arthur Gagen and together they made their home in Southold, where she was a member of St. Patrick R.C. Church and served as a Eucharistic minister. She was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society.

Sixteen years ago, she moved to Florida.

Helen was a housewife, mother and active grandmother. Family members said she will be remembered by many friends and family for her strong faith in God and her warm smile.

Predeceased by husbands Arthur Gagen and Jack Lee, she is survived by her children, Mary Gagen of Toledo, Ohio, Mark (Denise) Gagen of Southold and Paul (Cathy) Gagen of Califon, N.J.; her brother, Tom Hubert of Georgia and her sister, Ada Wilkins of Florida; seven grandchildren: Sheila, Christine, Sean, Matthew and Sara Gagen and Michelle Neale and Kerry McNally and two great-grandchildren.

The family received visitors July 24 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 25 at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold by Father Peter Garry. Interment took place at the church Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.