Virginia "Ginny" Christine Goodwin

October 12, 1951 ~ November 21, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Virginia “Ginny” (Barbieri) Goodwin of Millsboro, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, November 21, 2022, with her sister by her side. She was 71 years old.


Ginny was born to the late Alfonso and Clara (Curti) Barbieri in Philadelphia, PA on October 12, 1951. She is a 1969 graduate from John F. Kennedy High School, Willingboro, New Jersey.

She made her 40-year career as a travel agent and tour guide. She traveled both nationally and internationally. While she loved to travel around the world her favorite places were Italy and Israel.

She was known for making jewelry and stained-glass art pieces. She also enjoyed any brain puzzles like mahjong and sudoku. She was also an avid reader, she especially enjoyed reading Jodi Picoult, Lisa Scottoline and Tami Hoag. Ginny was a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. Always supporting her green and silver. Ginny loved cats. At one point she had four little ones with her late husband, Thomas Goodwin.


Ginny is preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Clara; her husband, Thomas “Tommy” Goodwin, a retired Philadelphia firefighter; and brother-in-law, Lee D’Orazio.

She is survived by her sister, Angela (Barbieri) D’Orazio of Glen Mills, PA, stepson, Christopher (Kim) Goodwin of Chalfont, PA; sister-in-law, Helene Clausz; brother-in-law, Harry Clausz of New Hope, PA; nieces and nephews, Gina D’Orazio of Havertown, PA, Olivia Bell of New York. Michele Clausz and Bette Conover of Jenkintown, PA, Kevin (Michelle) Goodwin of Perkasie, PA, Tim (Jaime) Goodwin of Norristown, PA. Ginny is also survived by granddaughter Shannon, great-niece and great nephew Heather and Conner; as well as many cousins in the USA and Italy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Watson Funeral Home located at 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966 on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 4:00-to 5:00 where a funeral service will begin at 5:00. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to Philadelphia Firefighters Local 22 Widows Fund, 415 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA; or contributions to the Millsboro EMS via Sussex County EMS at P.O. Box 589, Georgetown, DE with memo to Station 103.

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December 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966
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December 3, 2022

5:00 PM
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211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966
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Virginia "Ginny" Goodwin

October 12, 1951-November 21, 2022

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