Grace N. Lee
11/16/1925 - 09/22/2017

Grace Norton Lee, 91, of Jupiter, Florida and West Caldwell New Jersey, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at her home in West Caldwell, surrounded by her family. Grace lived in Chatham Township for many years before dividing her time between Jupiter, Florida and West Caldwell, New Jersey. The cause of death was multiple myeloma. Born and raised on Staten Island she lived in Dongan Hills and was very active in the community. In particular she was active in fundraising for the former St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond on Staten Island. She was a member of the Board of Trustees, as well numerous other committees including chairman of the public relations and development committees and the long-range planning committee. Mrs. Lee also worked in the hospital gift shop making flower arrangements. She was instrumental in working with the hospital’s Women’s Auxilliary to expand the size of the gift shop. In 1986 she was chairman of St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Statue of Liberty Centennial Boatride which was the most successful fundraiser in the Medical Center’s history. In 1986 she was named as a Woman of Achievement by the Staten Island Advance for her volunteer efforts at St. Vincent’s. She was passionate about St. Vincent’s and fund raising. People often told her that “it was difficult to say no to her.” Prior to devoting most of her volunteer time to St. Vincent’s she was involved on the advisory board for the Friends of Snug Harbor. Mrs. Lee also gave her time to The Staten Island Children’s Museum and the Friends of Carmel Richmond Nursing Home. Mrs. Lee also worked for and later served on the board of trustees of the family paint business, The Muralo Company, formerly of Bayonne NJ. Mrs. Lee was a member of the Richmond County Country Club, Baltusrol Golf Club and Johathans Landing Golf Club. An avid reader, Grace was also an accomplished Bridge player who loved entertaining, knitting and gardening. Grace was a tremendous sports fan closely following the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. She enjoyed playing golf, tennis and in her later years, bocce. Grace loved listening to music and attending live jazz music events. Most of all Mrs. Lee loved spending her time with her family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, of 58 years, Charles P. Lee, Sr. and brother Edward F. Norton, Jr. She is survived by her children Charles P. Lee, Jr. and his wife Rita, and Kathryn Bradford and her husband David; grandchildren Mark F. Lee, Amy Johnston and Carolyn Savage; 3 great grandchildren ; and her sister Ann N. Seaborg. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Boulevard in Chatham Township. Interment will follow at Fair Mount Cemetery, Chatham. For more information, or to send condolences to the family visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Grace may be made to Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, 1210 South Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida, 33458.

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