Katherine H. Zimmerman, 97

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BRUNSWICK — Katherine H. Zimmerman, 97, died Oct. 3 at Mere Point Nursing Center in Brunswick.

Daughter of Frederick D. and Katherine Hinchman Hopkins, she was born in Goshen, N.Y., Feb. 12, 1916, and grew up in Glen Rock, N.J. She graduated from Ridgewood High School and Syracuse University where she met her husband, Albert G. Zimmerman. They were married in Glen Rock in 1939.

During World War II she worked as a Red Cross nurse’s aid and later volunteered at St. Barnabas Hospital, in Livingston, N.J., where the couple had settled to raise their family. Together with her husband she enjoyed an active social life with many friends, playing golf, bowling, playing card games with neighbors, and in later years, traveling extensively.

She was a member of the AAUW and the Women’s Club, and was director of the altar guild at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Livingston. 

In 1977, Zimmerman and her husband retired to Maine, building a home on Great Island, Harpswell, where they remained until moving to an apartment in the Thornton Oaks Retirement Center, Brunswick.

Along with her husband, she was an avid sports fan; the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox were her two favorite teams. She also traveled to Syracuse to sit court-side at a Syracuse University basketball game for her 94th birthday. Her greatest personal enjoyment, after her family, was reading historical fiction, biographies, and English murder mysteries.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, and her sister, Margaret H. Freeman.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Burson, of Falmouth; son, Glenn Zimmerman; four grandchildren, Glenn Burson, Anne Ackerman, Gregg Zimmerman and Geoff Zimmerman; and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, a program of the American Health Association Foundation, Clarksburg, Md.

Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.