GARDINER - Harriet Anne Reiter passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. She died peacefully surrounded by her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and her two little doggies. \r\n\r\nHarriet was a native New-Yorker. Born in Brooklyn December 7, 1939. She grew up in a brownstone on Flatbush Ave with her two little brothers, Harry and Eddie Wade, and her mama Anna and her dad Harry. She graduated from 207 District elementary and Maddison High and kept in touch with many of her classmates over her lifetime. \r\n\r\nShe married George Lee Reiter in March of 1969 and adopted her son George in July of 1970. After a few years, Harriet and George moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where she would spend most of her adult life. Harriet was an insurance sales person, a travel agent and a boy scout master. She was also an avid bowler and a volunteer. Harriet enjoyed bringing her little doggies into nursing homes to visit with the residents in her spare time. \r\n\r\nHarriet also enjoyed going to the casinos with her mother, brothers and their wives where she would spend only $20 each visit, win or lose. One of her favorite pass-times in New Mexico was spending holidays with her family with late night coffee and dessert. \r\n\r\nIn 2013, Harriet moved to Gardiner, Maine to be near her son, George and his family. While living in Gardiner, Harriet lived in a very supportive community on Liberty Street. She loved walking her dogs daily in the Commons and around her neighborhood and she became affectionally known by many locals as “The Dog Lady”. \r\n\r\nHarriet is predeceased by her mother and father, Anna and Harry Wade. She is survived by her son, George Reiter and his wife, Cindy; her 3 grandsons, Noah, Matthew, and Ruel; her brother, Edwin and his wife Katharine Wade, their children and grandchildren; her brother Harry and his wife Kathy Wade and their children and grandchildren; her aunt Helen Halligan and cousins Tom and his wife Dee; Joe and his wife Constance; Helen’s son William and his family; Harriet’s cousin Maryann and Vaughn and their children; her adopted sister Coral.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be held on Saturday December 22, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, at Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, where a funeral service will follow at 1:00PM. A spring burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner. \r\n\r\nCondolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com \r\n\r\nThe family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made on Harriet’s behalf to the Alzheimer’s Association or your local Humane Society.