Amanda Lynn Goodwin
February 4, 1984 - May 24, 2019
Service Date: June 15, 2019
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering of friends and family directly after at New Beginnings Christian Church, 181 Grammar Road, in Sanford, Maine.
Amanda Lynn Goodwin, 35, joined the angels on May 24, 2019.
Amanda was born in Sanford, Maine on February 4, 1984 to parents Bruce and Jeanna (Goodwin) Ireland. Amanda, or “Manda” as most of her close friends and family called her, attended Sanford Schools and graduate with her high school diploma with the Class of 2002.
Growing up, Manda spent a good part of her childhood at Diane’s School of Dance in dance lessons. As she became old enough to do so, Manda donated her time to help the younger generation of dance classes by being a teacher’s aide to Diane. Manda became a young single mother to Amaya, now 15. Manda worked very hard and provided a stable home for Amaya despite all odds being stacked against her. Fast forward 11 years, Manda met her fiance’, Jeremy Mathews. Together they brought two more beautiful souls into the world, CJ, now 4 and Riley, now 2. Shortly after graduating high school, Manda attended Seacoast Career School and received her certification as a Medical Assistant. Manda worked as a medical assistant for many years, her longest tenor being with Dr. Gary Winn.
Amanda is survived by her children: Amaya, Charles Joseph and Riley; her fiance’, Jeremy Mathews; her parents Bruce and Jeanna Ireland; her sister, Christin Ireland and her maternal grandmother, Carolyn Vickerson. Amanda is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Manda also leaves behind many friends who were more like family to her.
Manda was known best for her cheery disposition, infectious smile and most of all her dimples which only exemplified how beautiful she really was. In the last few years, Manda was afforded the opportunity to be a stay at home Mom, which she did so with such pride. Manda was a Mom first and loved being with the kids every day. Manda will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends; however she will live on as she was able to give the gift of life to others even in the event of her untimely passing. Manda was able to offer the rare gift of organ donation, and as a family we have been notified that she has given at least five different people a second chance. For that, she will always be our hero.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering of friends and family directly after at New Beginnings Christian Church located at 181 Grammar Road, Sanford, Maine.
All are welcome as we celebrate the life of such an amazing young lady, who is deeply missed.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.