Benedict Augustine "Ben" Lee (1933 - 2018)

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Benedict Augustine "Ben" Lee of Calabash passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the age of 84.
Ben was born in Newark, N.J., on June 8, 1933, to the late Francis X. and Agnes Fraine Lee. He received his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University and was a specialist second class in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He worked in the Department of Labor for the state of New Jersey and retired to Calabash 23 years ago, where he was a member of Nocha White American Legion Post 503 and VFW post 7288. Ben was a Legionnaire for more than 60 years serving as commander at post level and honored to serve as N.C. state commander for 2011-2012. In addition, Ben served on many state and national committees with his favorite being the national appointment as chairman of the Media and Communications Commission.
In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Lee and Francis X. Lee Jr.; sisters, Agnes Wrede and husband, George, Patricia Wrede and husband, Wallace, Margaret Keiser and husband, Robert and Barbara Glennon and husband, Richard; and a great-grandson, Greyson Justin Bruschi.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 28 years, Bonnie; sons, Benedict Lee Jr. and wife, Shelly, Michael Lee and wife, Theresa, and Christopher Lee and wife, Pamela; daughters, Kathleen Harding and husband, Michael, Mary Jo Ammon and husband, Steven, and Theresa Harding and husband David; stepsons, Kenneth Kramer, Edwin Kramer and wife, Kathleen, and Thomas Kramer and wife, Teri; stepdaughter, Karen Kramer; brother, John Lee and wife, Barbara; sister, Mary Eckardt and husband, Robert; sisters-in-law, Brenda Lee and Mary Lee; nine grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church. A reception will be held immediately following the service at Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church. Interment with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Nocha White American Legion Post 503, 10279 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467
Online condolences can be made at
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, 2018
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