Claire Goodwin, beloved mother of Robert Goodwin of Columbia MD and grandmother of Julie Goodwin Weber of Gaithersburg MD, Daniel Goodwin of Ellicott City MD, and David Goodwin of Vienna VA passed from this world peacefully on August 13. She was the widow of World War 2 Army veteran Leonard Goodwin who predeceased her in 1973 and the daughter of Samuel and Mollie Sweig. She was the sister of Arnold Sweig, Bernice Levine, Gertrude Portnoy, Marvis Bogatz, Ruth Stoner, Allen Sweig and Charlyn Adler all of whom predeceased her. Born in Plainville, CT she resided in Hartford, Worcester MA, Springfield MA, Philadelphia PA, Simsbury CT, West Hartford CT, Hallandale FL, Hollywood FL and finally in Columbia MD. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from what is now CCSU in 1943 and taught high school English and history from 1943 to 1968. Besides education and English literature, her interests included opera. Graveside ceremony was held at Beth Alom Cemetery in New Britain.