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Carolyn Goodman

October 7, 1944 — August 28, 2022


Carolyn Goodman, age 77, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at Agrace Hospice.   She was born on October 7, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Ethel and Charles Lipstein.  She married Jerry Goodman on July 3, 1966, in Syracuse, NY.

Carolyn graduated from Nottingham High School and in 1966, she graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Elementary Education.   She taught 2 nd through 4 th grades over 40 years in East Brunswick, N.J and Verona, WI.  She was once named Teacher of the Year in New Jersey and honored in a ceremony at Princeton University.  She was an avid reader and attendee at Madison and Fitchburg Libraries.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children Jason (Elana) and Paul (Susan); grandchildren Charlie and Sophie; sister Joan (Dr. William) Ershler; sister-in-law Kay (Robert Kline; nieces Dr. Rachel Ershler (David) and Leah Ershler (Alex), and nephews Kenny (Lauren) and Michael (Harriet) Kline.     She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Private services were held at Beit Olamim Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s name to UW Carbone Cancer Center ( ) or American Kidney Fund ( ) .

Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend…..we will forever miss her.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service

3610 Speedway Road  Madison

(608) 238-3434

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