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1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
GOODWIN, Marcia (Lubets) Of Newton, passed away from Alzheimer's Disease with family members by her side Wednesday evening, July 20, 2016. She was 87. She was born Marcia Naomi Lubets on December 23, 1928 to Lillian and Robert Lubets. Marcia and her younger brother, the late Richard Lubets, were raised in Brookline and Newton. She attended Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where she studied philosophy. In Baltimore, she met her husband of 60 years, Manfred (Goldberg) Goodwin, who passed away in 2011. In 1964, she and Manfred found their dream home in Newton, where she resided until moving into assisted living six years ago. Family was the center of Marcia's life. She and Manfred took great pride in their five children, Amy, Karen, Julie, Laura, and Robert. Marcia's nine grandchildren, fondly recall Grammie/Gramma's "huge energy." For Marcia, family life was not complete without family celebrations and she was known as an accomplished hostess. She also loved to dance, keeping time to music on the dance floor until only recently when her health declined. Marcia was also a successful realtor, at one time running her own business. She found houses fascinating, and, more important, drew satisfaction from making her clients happy. Even in retirement, she received numerous calls from former clients asking for her advice. Marcia was a "doer," and an engaged community member, who volunteered for Meals on Wheels, among other activities. With remarkable physical health and strength, she maintained her endearing personality and famous energy until only recently. Marcia spent the last six years comfortably cared for by beloved caregivers and by her children, who will miss her but remember her spark. She was one of a kind who touched many lives. Services at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial observance will be at the home of Laura and Tod Woolf on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, 57 West 57th St., Suite 904, NY, NY 10019 - www.alzdiscovery.org Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors brezniakrodman.com "Family Owned"

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 22, 2016
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