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Marianna Rose Goodwin

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 26, 2006 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Marianna Rose Goodwin, a resident of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Duke Medical Center. She was 12 years old. Marianna was born in Durham on April 28, 1994 to Frank E. and Rosalind Volpe Goodwin. She was a rising seventh grader at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill

Marianna was a very determined and energetic individual, strong-willed and ready to overcome any challenge. She loved people and made friends wherever she went. Marianna loved to organize theatrical events for the family and made her own crafts designs and creations. She played piano, tennis and loved to swim. Marianna loved her tap dancing classes at the Ballet School and was an avid bowler. She was a girl scout, a world traveler, an honors student and a very hard worker. Her infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor delighted everyone around her. Marianna was lovely, courageous, a truly awesome child, who filled our lives with love and her wonderful self.

Marianna is survived by her parents: Frank E. and Rosalind V. Goodwin of Chapel Hill, NC; her brother, Adrian Goodwin, of the home; her grandparents: Edmond and Rose Volpe of Staten Island, NY; Francis and Greta Goodwin of Topsham, ME.

The funeral liturgy will be offered 4:30 PM Friday, July 28, from St. Stephen

Condolences for the family of “Marianna Rose Goodwin”

Condolence from Bob and Beth Vallee on July 27th, 2006 12:00 am

Dearest Erik, Rosalind, Adrian and all the Goodwins,

From the moment we heard the name you had given to your daughter we thought Marianna was a beautiful name – graceful, sweet, gentle, melodic, nice to say and just as nice to hear someone else say, feminine, and strong…. and we know that all of those words are ways in which those who knew her and loved her would describe the girl, her spirit, and her soul.

We always knew from her photos that she was a beautiful fun-loving joyful girl, but when we finally met Marianna in person in Maine just a few weeks ago, we could not get over the pure sweet energy she radiated. There was a glow and a light about her that was part of her presence – with a lightness like she had wings.

She is surely dancing with the angels now.

With our love and sympathy,

Condolence from Emily Williams on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

I worked briefly with Marianna at Smith this past school year in her creative writing class with Ms. Burke. I’m a high school student at CHHS. I am very sorry for your loss, she was a great kid and had a great writing ability. I know she will be greatly missed, and she won’t be forgotten. please take care and once again i’m very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Tammy Ludlum on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Frank, Rosalind and Adrian…My thought will be with you through this very hard time of loss!! I will miss Marianne very much… Her imprint on everyones life will be felt forever!!

Condolence from Katherine Clark on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Frank, Rosalind and Adrian:

There was never a time I did not see Marianna with a beautiful smile across her face. She was a warm, bright and giving child. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to all of us. We will miss her.

Katherine, Scott and Grace Clark

Condolence from RD & Euzelle Smith & Family on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

We are sorry to hear of your loss. We partition God to dispatch angels of comfort and strength to cover you during the homegoing of your daughter, Marianna.

Please know that our thoughts do embrace you and may you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

May God bless you and strengthen you.

Condolence from Alyssa Boreiko on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

My mom called me about your daughter. I am so very sorry…I remember her very well from when we lived in Stoneridge. She was a beautiful child, full of life and had a wonderful spirit. Heavens gain is truly our loss. My prayers are with you all…

Condolence from Lori Carswell Smith on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Goodwin Family – I am terribly saddened by your loss of Marianna. I remember her as an adorable preschooler and then a beautiful young girl. She was generous, kind, and talented and she had a tremendous spirit, self-confidence and sense of humor. Please accept my heartfelt condolences – I know she will be deeply missed and remembered by many, many friends and family. Love – Lori Alison and Casey Smith’s mom, your former neighbor

Condolence from Olivia Taylor on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

I was so sad to hear about Marianna. She was always so full of energy and fun to be around. I have a lot of good memories of her from Montessori and I will miss her.

Condolence from mary taylor on July 28th, 2006 12:00 am

Rosalind ,

I am so sorry about Marianna death.Actually my daughter Brianne is a CNA at Duke and told me about her death but the name did not click until I read it in the paper. She was a cute girl. I did call Olivia and Emily said they came by but Olivia was to upset to see you. She said they will come over one day. I will try and come to. Much love ,Mary Taylor

Condolence from Penny Ray on July 29th, 2006 12:00 am

I will never understand the mysteries life presents – some things just don’t make sense. Of this I am clear – Marianna embodied love, joy, twinkle, courage, and the willingness to face life head on – no matter what challenges it presented. She showed us how to do that with remarkable efficiency – in a very short time, with petite energy. In striving to follow in her footsteps, I will always be connected to her.

To the beloveds in her life – Erik, Rosalind, Adrian – who gave her so much caring love and support, please know you are in my prayers.

Condolence from Mary Jordan on July 30th, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Goodwin Family,
I worked at Montessori Day School with Marianna for two great years and will never forget her wonderful attitude and sense of humor! I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Sincerely, Mary Jordan

Condolence from paul kolisnyk on July 31st, 2006 12:00 am

Frank and Rosalind and Adrian – each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I am sure that your fond memories of little Marianna and the many good times will give you strength in this very sad time. On behalf of all your friends at PTC and Teck Cominco, please accept our sincere condolences and take care of yourselves.

Condolence from Thomas L. Ranck on July 31st, 2006 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Chuck Decker on July 31st, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Frank and Family,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. You have my sympathy, our prayers are with you,


Condolence from Mac MacKinnon on July 31st, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Frank & family
My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this most difficult time

Condolence from Gayna Perry on August 21st, 2006 12:00 am

Dear Mr and Mrs Goodwin and Family

Marianna was a delightful child and a joy to teach. She arrived early in class each morning and always looked for work to do or jobs that she could help me with. She was always cheery and always brightened my days.
I feel for your pain at this time but also envy you the joy that Marianna gave to you in her short life. My thoughts are with you,

Gayna Perry

Condolence from Lou & Ed Silva on September 12th, 2006 12:00 am

Frank and family –

Please forgive us for being so late in acknowledging your great loss. We just heard this sad news today. There was always such joy on your face, and in your eyes, when you spoke of Marianna, and there are no words we could say to comfort you. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

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