Helen Joseph

Obituary of Helen F. Joseph

Helen F. Joseph of Sun City Center, Florida and Riverhead, New York died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Palm Garden at Sun City Center, Florida. She was 96 years young.


Helen was born on May 27, 1923 to Michael & Helen (Kyj) Fedun in Mattituck, New York. Survivors include her loving husband of 72 years, Robert G. Joseph; children, Robert, Jr. (Virginia), Charles, and Diane M. Stuke; seven grandchildren, Jennifer O’Boyle (John), Jaqueline Barczak (David), Jeannine Jernigan, Beth Koroleski (Beau Culpepper), Robert G. Joseph, III (Ashley), Cori Fife (Ezra), and Kacie Koroleski (David Zebrowski); and 15 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Mary Razzano, William Fedun, Anna Fink, Edward Fedun, and Alice Moore; and her sons-in-law, W. Bruce Stuke and Robert Lanieri.


She retired from Suffolk County National Bank with 45 years of service in 1988 as their Executive Vice President, fondly known as Mrs. J to the employees. Helen was an avid golfer having achieved 7 holes-in-one during her golfing days. Golf outings were a major event as everyone in the foursome would wear matching outfits, which she designed and made. She was a seamstress and crafter of afghans, needlepoint, sweaters, scarves, etc. If you were lucky enough to have known her, you probably have one or several items of something she lovingly made.


She was always eager to try something new, usually accomplishing the task with perfection. She was a friend to many and was always willing to help anyone in need. Helen was known for her integrity, intellect, and work ethic which she passed on to her family.


Services will be in New York later this month.

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