Saturday, October 28, 2023

In Memoriam: Patricia Goodwin 1951-2022

On the morning of August 2, 2022, Patricia Goodwin passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by the family, books and art she so deeply loved. As a noted poet, novelist and journalist, she is best remembered for her prolific online and print publications. Her books include Holy Days, When Two Women Die, Dreamwater, and her latest novel, Low Flying. "A Child's Christmas in Revere," an excerpt from Holy Days, was published in the anthology, Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America. Her books of poetry include Marblehead Moon, Java Love, Atlantis, and Telling Time by Apples. You can view videos of her readings and events on her YouTube channel, PoetryTube.

Her books are available on Amazon both in Kindle and print formats. 

We encourage anyone who wishes to remember Patricia to support her this way and share her work as much as possible. Her full obituary is available on the Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home web site. 

Patricia was a champion of the underprivileged, especially women and girls. She was passionate about nature, especially our precious honeybees. If you’re so inclined, we encourage supporting HAWC (Help for Abused Women & Children), PBS, and any organizations supportive of the arts, honeybees, forests, or the environment. 

To know Patricia was to know the music and movies she loved. Below is just a short list of some of her many favorites she'd watch again and again.

We've also created "Patty's Playlist" on Spotify, featuring her favorite music: U2, Talking Heads, The Doors, Radiohead, Mozart, Van Morrison, The Animals, Santana, George Michael, The Cranberries, Sade, and more. 

The Goodwin family expresses their deepest thanks to the 
Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home, and the Harbor Light Inn, for 
their outstanding support and services.

As we reflect on her incredible life, the Goodwins are grateful for Marblehead more than anything, and its vibrant arts community sustaining her for so much of her life. We hope people remember her as a vibrant, passionate artist, and a creative force whose spirit lives on in her work.

Patricia's Favorite Movies & TV Shows

Room with a View
Perfect Murder
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Law & Order: SVU
Intelligence (Canadian TV series)
5 Flights Up
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Annie Hall
Out of Africa
Sex & The City
Great Expectations (1998)

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