Margaret Bjerknes Harris

Margaret Bjerknes Harris

Margaret Bjerknes Harris of Southold died Jan. 1 at San Simeon by the Sound Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenport. She was 92.

She was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Brooklyn to Alf and Margaret (Horgen) Bjerknes. She graduated from Smithtown High School and attended Aldelphi University.

On Oct. 9, 1940, she married Todd Harris in Setauket. Ms. Harris worked for Val Stype Real Estate and North Fork Bank, both in Mattituck.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Southold, Southold Garden Club, the Bonsai Society and the League of Women Voters and volunteered at Cornell Cooperative Extension.

According to her family, she enjoyed gardening.

Predeceased by her husband in 1969, her sister, Clara Bjerknes, in 2010 and one granddaughter, Ms. Harris is survived by her children, Susan Davis of Venice, Fla., Peter, of Raleigh, N.C., and Ethan, of Webster, Mass; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, at First Presbyterian Church in Southold, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Peter Kelley. Private cremation will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.

Memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, 3281 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite E-13, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.