View Full Version : RIP - Helen Dundee

12-31-2010, 05:24 PM
December 29, 2010 - Legendary Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee’s beloved wife Helen died December 28, 2010 near their home in the Tampa area. She was 85 years old. Helen had suffered from various health problems in recent years. Angelo, who is recovering from hip surgery, has often said, “She is my toughest fighter.” Angelo and Helen would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in February. They might have seemed an unlikely pair when they first met. Angelo, an Italian from South Philly, was working the grimy gyms of New York. The former Helen Bolton, a “southern belle” from North Carolina, was a fashion model in New York City. Besides Angelo, Helen is survived by her son Jimmy and her daughter Terri.

01-01-2011, 09:13 AM
Angelo met Helen on Jan. 30, 1948 after the Jackie Cranford - Gino Buonvino fight at Madison Square Garden. Helen was Cranford's cousin and was in N.Y. on a modeling job and attended the fight. She met Angelo, who worked Jackie's corner,along with Cranford at a late night restaurant after the fight.

01-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Sorry to hear this. CAnt figure out why we have to lose those so close to us. Its the saddest part of life. Sounds like they had a great marriage and my heart goes out to Ange.