Barbara Carey Goodman
Shelburne, Vt. — Barbara Carey Goodman, 88, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Wake Robin in Shelburne.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Philip, who passed away in 2012, and her eldest daughter, Susan, who passed away in 2008.
She is survived by her four remaining children, Jill, Stephen, David, and Jennifer; five grandchildren, Andrew, Madelaine, Louisa, Miles, and Isabelle; sisters, Alice and Nonie; and many friends.
Barbara was born in New York City on Aug. 8, 1925, the daughter of Frank and Eleanor Carey.
She grew up in Garden City, N.Y., and studied at Middlebury College. In 1945, she married Philip David Goodman. Phil’s work brought Barbara and their growing family of five children to a series of new communities. Together, they lived in Connecticut, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois, before retiring to St. George, Vt., in 1988. In 2004, they moved to Wake Robin.
Barbara was a person of wide-ranging talents and interests. She was an active member of Unitarian congregations for most of her adult life, including the congregation of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vt., where she served as President for some years. She was an accomplished sculptor, working mainly in stone, and a visual artist and craftsperson across many media. She founded the North Shore Open School in Port Washington, N.Y. She was an avid gardener, a great cook and baker, an insatiable reader, a political activist, and above all, a dear mother, grandmother, sibling, and friend. Barbara had a powerful intellect, a strong will, and a loving and generous heart. She will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House in downtown Burlington, Vt., on Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hunger Free Vermont, www.hungerfreevt.org.