Estelle S. Berne

08/19/2014 10:14 AM |

Estelle S. Berne of Greenport died Aug. 5 at Eastern Long Island Hosptial. The Peconic Landing resident was 88. 

She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Philadelphia to Marye (Epstein) and Morris Smith and graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Family members said Ms. Berne was an avid reader who enjoyed tennis and theater.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, in 2003 and her son Robert in 2012. She is survived by her son Richard of Falmouth, Maine; her daughter Andrea and son Timothy, both of Brooklyn; her daughter Betsy of New York City; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial was private.

Donations may be made to Americans for African Adoption, 8910 Timberwood Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46234, in memory of Estelle Berne.