Carla Noreen Goodwin

September 25, 1955 - July 2, 2022

Carla Noreen Goodwin, 66, a resident of Cape Coral, FL, for the past ten years, formerly of Saratoga Spring, NY, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Cape Coral. She was born September 25, 1955, in Norwich, NY.

Carla is survived by her three daughters, Jodi Thornton of Cape Coral, Brandi Ha-Sidi (Tomell) of Troy, NY, and Danielle Goodwin of Cape Coral; siblings, Melody Thornton-Giuliano (Sal) of North Port, FL; Annette Batchelder (Jim) of Loudon, NH; Michelle Brown of Medina, NY; Billy Reed of Gloversville, NY; and Danny Reed of Arlington, VA; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her mother, Jean E. Reed; stepfather, Durwood “Curly” Reed; aunt, Velma Thornton; and two brothers, Johnny Moon and Robert Moon.

Carla graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1973. She continued her education in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). She began her lifelong healthcare career in 1975 at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. In 1976, she joined Saratoga Hospital as a staff nurse, later transitioning to utilization review and care management until 2012 when she moved to Cape Coral. She continued in care management with Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, until her passing.

Carla was an avid reader of authors such as James Patterson and David Baldacci. She also enjoyed all versions of Law & Order and NCIS, among other television crime dramas. Among her favorite pastimes were playing cards (canasta, pinochle, and spades), acey-deucey backgammon, Scrabble®, and other games. What she cherished most was spending good times with family, especially her four young great-grandchildren.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Donations in memory of Carla N. Goodwin are suggested to Hope Hospice (, Lee Health Foundation (, or Saratoga Hospital Foundation (

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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