Harriet Ljunggren, 92, of North Branford, wife of the late Sven 'Swede' Ljunggren for 60 years, passed away December 23, 2019. She was born in Hartford, CT, a daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Johanson Olson. After graduating from Commercial High School in New Haven, she worked for the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Once her children were grown, Harriet re-entered the workforce, first in the North Branford school system, and later as an Administrative Assistant at Community Banking Co. She was a longtime member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, the Bethesda Doubles Club, and the Vasa Order of America in New Haven. Harriet was the mother of Paul W. Ljunggren and his wife Barbara of North Haven, the late Sue Ann Clarke and her husband J. Thomas Clarke of Greenville, SC, and grandmother of Christian (Rachael) Ljunggren, Jillian Ljunggren, Wendy (Andrew) Pfrenger, Daniel (Michele) Clarke, and Katherine Clarke. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Doris Hentz and a brother, Eric Olson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 Saint Ronan St., New Haven. Burial will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harriet's memory may be sent to Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 Saint Ronan St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. My sincere sympathies to Harriet’s family. She was a wonderful person and lifelong friend of my mother, the late Ruth Jacobson Starbranch.

  2. We are so very sad to hear that our beloved Harriet passed away. Our thaughts are with you all. We hope that our sympathy will help to bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. With love from Kerstin, Henrik and Rickard with familis, Inger and Roland, and Ingrid, cousin of Sven and my father.

  3. My deepest condolences to Paul & Family in the loss of your Mother. She was a kind and caring neighbor and co-worker in the banking workplace. She shared her wedding cake recipe with me many years ago, which I still use. Rest in peace dear lady. Nettie Lees

  4. Our first memory of Harriet was sitting with her and Sven with a group at Vasa Park in Meriden about 15 years ago. Can visualize her and her sister fixing the pickled herring in the kitchen at the park. Such a sweet beautiful lady . She leaves a great legacy for her family . Lars and Vivian Edeen

  5. Harriet & Sven were the 1st to greet my (ex)husband & I when we moved directly across the street from them. They quickly became my kids other grandparents. Their memories will always be with us. They are together now & watching over. My sincere thoughts to everyone.

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