Patricia passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by the family, books and art works 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.
Born and raised in Revere, Massachusetts, she was the first in her family to go to college, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Salem State College in 1973. In 1976, she married her husband, Tim Goodwin. Together they actively promoted macrobiotic and natural foods cooking through the East West Foundation in Boston for the next ten years. In 1982, their daughter, Christina, was born. They moved to Marblehead in 1988.
Patricia loved Marblehead ever since her first visit as a young woman in the mid-60s. By 1992, she was active in the vibrant Marblehead arts community. In this small New England seacoast town, she flourished as a mother, writer, wife, and poet. Her fellow artists inspired her everyday, leading her to create PGPR, a thriving publicity business, where she promoted local artists, musicians, and independents. She co-produced and promoted the Women in the Arts Festival, which raised funds for H.A.W.C. (Help for Abused Women and Children), a cause close to her heart.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Goodwin of Marblehead, her daughter, Christina Goodwin of Boston, her sister Angela Snow of Revere, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a future date and time. Details to be determined.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.EustisandCornellFuneralHome.com for the Goodwin family.