BRUNSWICK — Harriet Williams, 95, passed away peacefully, Oct, 26, 2021, in Brunswick.

Harriet was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Louis and Agnes Haugen. She graduated from Denfeld High School in 1944. She met Warren, the love of her life, while his ship was docked in Duluth during his time in the navy. Harriet and Warren married on July 5, 1946, and welcomed their daughter, Rebecca, in 1948 and their daughter, Kay, in 1955.

Harriet and Warren loved to travel. They spent two years in Cebu in the Philippines as Peace Corp volunteers. They traveled frequently, often to Elderhostel programs, and retired to the Island of Matinicus. Harriet enjoyed being involved with her community, and served as Treasurer when she lived on Matinicus. She was also actively involved with church. She enjoyed painting, knitting and baking. Christmas was her favorite holiday.

Harriet is survived by her granddaughter, Margaret (Emmie) Wright Carrigan and her husband, Ryan Carrigan, of Durham; great-granddogs, Duke and George. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Williams; and two daughters, Kay Williams and Rebecca Wright of Freeport. Harriet’s family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the exceptional care she received at Horizons Living and Rehab. The family would also like to give a special thanks to Beacon Hospice for the excellent care and support they provided to Harriet.

An hour of visiting will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, where a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. The Reverend Susan Stonestreet will officiate. Private interment will be held the Monmouth Ridge Cemetery, Monmouth. In lieu of flowers please consider gifts in Harriet’s memory to the Federated Church of Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. To share a memory or story with Harriet’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at

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