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Anne Marie Zimmerman, 61

GILFORD — Anne Marie Zimmermann, 61, a nine-year resident of Gilford, NH, passed away peacefully at home after a six year battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends in her final days.

Anne Marie is survived by her husband, James L. Zimmermann of Gilford, and her three sons – Thomas of Vernon, CT, Paul of Waban, MA, and Timothy of Gilford. She also has three surviving brothers - Larry Lyman of Nanuet, NY, Thomas Lyman of NJ, and Keith Lyman of Detroit, MI.

Prior to moving to Gilford, Anne Marie and her family lived for nearly 30 years in Newtown CT. During her time in Newtown, Anne Marie was busy raising her three sons and she was also active in church and school activities and she volunteered to help the Newtown High School Marching Band.

Anne Marie was born in Port Chester, NY and raised in Nanuet, NY. She graduated from Nanuet High School in 1970 and received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Mercy College of Dobbs Ferry NY in 1979. She worked for several years for Lawler, Matusky, & Skelly, an environmental consulting firm in Nyack, NY. She worked in the lab as an ichthyoplankton taxonomist and did field work involving collecting specimens for research projects.

Anne Marie was an avid sailor and sailed out of the Nyack Boat club in Nyack, NY. She also completed The World's Longest Sunfish Race at Southold Yacht Club in Southold, NY. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sailing, hiking, skiing, and bicycling.

Anne Marie 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, NH. The staff provided terrific care throughout her six major surgeries and many rounds of chemotherapy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at noon in the United Church of Christ, Laconia. A reception in the church hall will immediately follow the service. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.

Donations are encouraged in her memory to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, or to St. Vincent de Paul in Laconia.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Anne's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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