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Tina Marie Good
November 2, 1960 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
Tina Marie Good, 63 of Colchester passed away on December 16, 2023, at her home with her beloved family by her side. Born November 2, 1960, in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late John and Marietta (Devine) Good. Tina was an accomplished local artist, a passion that burned brightly for over 40 years. She began by experimenting with various tools her roommates used back in their 20s. Without formal education, she started with ink and created giant canvases, worked with clay and other genres. She dabbled in art classes at the community college. Before long all of her professors urged her to do more. Metal sculpting was a real strength - but she lacked equipment and knew it couldn't promise her the kind of career she wanted. Tina always made art a part of her life. When she bought her first house, opportunities for making art surrounded her. She built stone walls and patios out of things that she would find and incorporate into her art. Moving to Lake Hayward about seven years ago really brought Tina's love for art to the forefront. It also brought friendships that felt like a whole new family. She used to always say her life really began when she first became a part of the lake community. Back in June of 2021 Tina was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer and was given three to 12 months to live. Throughout chemo and radiation, she enjoyed hiking with her dogs and being out in nature. She also celebrated that she got the chance to meet Warren Blessing, a master carver who lives in the lake community. Through his artistic influence and friendship, she grew as well and started doing relief carvings. Her works are growing in popularity especially in the many area lake communities, from Bashan Lake to the Moodus Reservoir, Lake Pocotopaug and others. Through his friendship and coaching her through carving, Tina learned his style and started doing carvings of lakes, dragon flies, humming birds and more. Tina will always be remembered for her huge smile, her effervescent personality and enthusiasm which she maintained throughout her illness and of course her beautiful art creations she shared with the world. Many of Tina's works are available at Gifts on the Green. She is survived by her wife Karin Grann of East Haddam; brother, Ed Good and wife Donna Good of East Hartford; her dog Hannah, and cat Oliver; and numerous other extended family and friends. Calling hours will be held at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd. Colchester, CT on Thursday December 21st from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in memory of Tina to the East Haddam Land Trust - EHLT P.O. Box 122 East Haddam, CT 06423 or visit www.ehlt.org.To sign the online guest book or share a memory of Tina, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com