carol ann goodwin
July 21, 2023
Carol Ann Goodwin (Fehringer), 84, of Niagara Falls, New York, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2023. She was the loving mother of Richard ‘Rick’ G. Goodwin Jr. (née Teresa Goodwin, formerly Grossi) and Sharon L. Palmer, née Goodwin. She is Donald Kimmer’s devoted partner. Jaclyn Dimino née Palmer (Josh Dimino), Stephanie Bineke née Goodwin (Jeremy Bineke), Julian Cassilio née Palmer (Sean Cassilio), Andrew Goodwin, Kimberly Goodwin’s (Michael Saunders) loving grandmother. She is a loving great-grandmother to Landon Dimino, Eden Dimino, Brody Cassiglio, Owen Cassiglio and Zane Bineecki. She is the younger sister of Thomas Ferringer, Jr. (Dale Ferringer née Barsin). Jason Ferringer, Heather Ferringer-Flynn (Calder Flynn) and Laura Soko née Feringer’s (Trevor Soko) proud aunt. Her dog Lily will also be missed.
Carol Ann was born on May 16, 1939 in Buffalo, New York. She moved to Foxlake, Illinois as a child, where she fell in love and she moved to Germany as the spouse of a military man. She learned her tenacity and resilience while raising her young son in a foreign country, and a few years later she moved to Hampton, Virginia, where she proudly welcomed her daughter into the world. Carol graduated from Niagara University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and she proudly graduated from her school of business while single-handedly raising and supporting her family.
After completing her education, Carroll worked as an accountant for 19 years at Carborundum/Washington Mills. Outside of her job, she also enjoys music and the arts, and for many years she volunteered as an usher at the Performing Arts Center in Shea. She was also a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, volunteering at the concession stand at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the 1990s to watch as many games as possible.
After retirement, Carol Ann worked with her daughters and granddaughters at Jaclyn Carroll’s Dance Academy and found joy in spending time with young dancers and their families. She loved seeing all the dancers in recitals and she never missed a single show.
She lived for her family, loved to support the efforts of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved youth sporting events, theater productions, recitals and concerts. She was also known as Grandma Carol by her family and friends, and she was everyone’s big fan.
Her superlative personality and keen sense of humor are unforgettable to all who met or knew her.
The visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 25, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the MJ COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, and the funeral will begin at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 26. Memorial offerings can be submitted to Oisei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo (ochbuffalo.org/foundation/donate/). For online condolences, please visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com.