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Annette Elizabeth Goins
Annette Elizabeth Goins

Annette ‘Energizer Bunny’ Elizabeth Goins, 70, of Shallotte and formerly of Toms River, N.J., passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Summit, N.J., on June 2, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Paul Polperio and Elizabeth Rapuano Polperio and was preceded in death by a brother, Dominick Polperio.

Annette loved life to the fullest! She was a member of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church and the Southwest Brunswick Newcomer’s Club in Shallotte. She was the chairperson of the Newcomer’s Cooking Club and loved giving cooking lessons.

She was an AARP volunteer tax preparer and served as a volunteer for many organizations over the years. She was an avid shopper, loved playing golf, traveling and decorating her home. She loved her family and being with friends. One of her greatest passions was cooking and entertaining friends and family in her home. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her loving family including her husband of 46 years, Bruce S. Goins; two children, Paul Goins, and his wife, Tonja, of Belford, N.J., and Pamela Nehmad, and her husband, Marc, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; sister, Paula Vergos, and her husband, Jim, of New Haven, N.Y.; and the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Ava, Olivia, Marcella, Alexandra, Paulie and Shane; and her precious dog, Remy.

A celebration of Annette’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte. A reception will be held immediately following the service at River’s Edge River Hall Amenity Center, River’s Edge Plantation.

Another celebration of Annette’s life will be held in the near future in her home state of New Jersey.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made out to UNC-Chapel Hill for the No Kid Hungry Foundation Program of North Carolina. A basket will be at the funeral home to leave your donations.

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