Elizabeth A. Reiner, 54, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Elizabeth A. Reiner, 54, Watertown, passed away peacefully June 19, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Elizabeth was born on Sept. 21, 1965, in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Robert and Gretchen Stanley.

She married Christopher T. Reiner on May 3, 1985.

Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a talented local artist and participated in many local craft fairs. She was well known for her hand-painted pins and plaques.

Elizabeth was incredibly strong and persevered through the many hardships imposed upon her by a life long battle with lung disease. Elizabeth also survived stomach cancer in 2007. Despite these challenges, she was always putting others before herself. She will always be remembered for her kind and compassionate nature. She found the good in everyone and the beauty in everything.

She loved being outside, angel food cake, sunsets, putting her toes in the sand, snowmen, thunderstorms, pumpkin pie, birdhouses, gardening, and animals.

Surviving are her husband, Christopher; a daughter Ashley Collins and her husband Brendan; a son, Andrew Reiner and his wife, Brittany; two grandchildren, Cecilia Reiner and Lachlan Collins; her mother, Gretchen Stanley; a brother, Robert Stanley Jr.; three sisters and their husbands, Carolyn and William Quidort, Annie Stanley and Robert McCarthy, and Bernie and Quinn Williams; several nieces and nephews; and her Yorkie, Dasher.

She was predeceased by her father, Robert Stanley; and her beloved shih tzu, Gatsby.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or planting a tree in her honor.

The calling hours 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, and memorial service to follow at Reed and Benoit Funeral Home will adhere to current CDC recommendations and encourage masks and social distancing. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to join via zoom using the following information.

Meeting ID: 932 7014 3671
Password: Gatsby

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com