Anne Marie Zimmermann, 61, a nine-year resident of Gilford, N.H., died peacefully at home after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends in her final days. She was born in Port Chester, N.Y., and raised in Nanuet, N.Y.
Prior to moving to Gilford, Ms Zimmermann and her family lived for nearly 30 years in Newtown. During her time in Newtown, she was busy raising her three sons, and was also active in church and school activities. She volunteered to help the Newtown High School Marching Band.
Her husband, James L. Zimmermann of Gilford; her three sons, Thomas of Vernon, Paul of Waban, Mass., and Timothy of Gilford; and three brothers, Larry Lyman of New York, Thomas Lyman of New Jersey, and Keith Lyman of Michigan, survive Ms Zimmermann.
She graduated from Nanuet High School in 1970 and received a bachelor of science in speech pathology from Mercy College of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., in 1979. She worked for several years for Lawler, Matusky & Skelly, an environmental consulting firm in Nyack, N.Y. She worked in the lab as an ichthyoplankton taxonomist and did field work involving collecting specimens for research projects.
Ms Zimmermann was an avid sailor and sailed out of the Nyack Boat Club. She also completed The World’s Longest Sunfish Race at Southold Yacht Club in Southold, N.Y. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sailing, hiking, skiing, and bicycling.
She wanted to extend her heartfelt thanks for the exceptional care she received at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. The staff provided terrific care throughout her six major surgeries and many rounds of chemotherapy.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, November 9, at noon, in the United Church of Christ, 18 Veterans Square Laconia, N.H. A reception in the church hall will immediately follow the service. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford, N.H.
Donations are encouraged in her memory to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon NH 03766; or to St Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, 1269 Union Avenue, Laconia NH 03246.
For online condolences visit www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.