Karen Marie Goggin
1961 - 2021
Karen Marie Goggin
Karen Goggin, loving mother and retired nurse, resident of Lake Frederick, VA, died unexpectedly on July 15, 2021 at the age of 60.
Karen was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1961 to Richard and Lutitia Tibbetts. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Duke University in 1983 and Boston University in 1987. Karen worked as a nurse at New England Deaconess, and Massachusetts General hospitals in Boston, MA, Flowers Hospital, Dothan, AL, and Wuerzburg Army Hospital, Wuerzburg Germany. Karen also taught nursing at Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA and George Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL. Karen finished her nursing career at Tennova Home Health Care, Clarksville, TN.
Karen was a devoted mother and loving daughter, sister and aunt. A former resident of Clarksville and member of First Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed participating in numerous church related activities including; serving as an Elder, hand bell choir, History Committee, and coordinated the annual Christmas Angel Tree. Karen was also a longtime supporter and board member of the Clarksville Soccer Club.
Karen is survived by her husband, Thomas Goggin and two sons, Brian Goggin of Washington, DC and Sean Goggin of St. Augustine, FL; her mother Lutitia Tibbetts of Lenox, MA; her brother and sister-in-law Richard and Sheri Tibbetts of Mattapoisett, MA and sister and brother-in-law Lisa and John Morrison of Cartersville, GA; her nephews and nieces, R. Bowen Tibbetts and wife Laura Douglas Tibbetts, Thomas Morrison, Victoria Tibbetts, Cory Tibbetts, Peter Morrison, Daniel Webb and Caroline Morrison.
There will be a private family service. Donations can be made in Karen's honor to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or The American Cancer Society.
Published by Stamford Advocate on Aug. 16, 2021.
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We offer our deepest condolences to the family. We knew Karen and Sean and Tom through the Royals and CSC Soccer Clubs in Clarksville. Karen was an awesome lady and we are so sad of her tragic passing. God Bless you all during this time. Jason and Kathy and Jay Mattern
Jason and Kathy Mattern
August 22, 2021
I thought of you today Mrs. Tibbetts. Something must have made me think of teaching with you at Northeast School. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Karen. May God comfort all of you and may she rest in eternal peace. Sincerely,
Frances C. Uva
August 16, 2021
The Simmons family extends their condolences to the Tibbets family on the passing of Karen. We knew them from Troop 1 BSA. We'd see her with the entire family at the picnics because Rick was so active. May these memories comfort you in this time of sadness.
Steven Simmons
August 16, 2021
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