YARMOUTH — Patricia “Pat” Hincks Zimont, 78, of Yarmouth, died July 25 after a lengthy illness.
She was born in North Yarmouth on Sept. 13, 1934, to Ulysses and Hazel Hincks. She was educated in Yarmouth schools, graduating from North Yarmouth Academy in 1953.
She attended Westbrook College, and in 1955 married Walter Zimont in Yarmouth, where they made their home and raised their family.
Zimont was a homemaker until 1974, when she went to work for L.L. Bean in the order entry department, retiring in 1989. After her retirement, she served on the Yarmouth Health Council as treasurer for over 25 years, and was a member of the Women’s Home Extension prior to working at L.L. Bean.
She was immensely proud of her family, and was known for hosting special holiday celebrations and summer cookouts on the back deck, or on rainy days, in the garage. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed and excelled at cooking, especially after her retirement. She and her husband spent many trips camping, first with their children when they were young, and then with their grandchildren. They also loved touring the eastern part of the United States and the Maritimes in Canada.
Zimont is survived by her husband of 58 years, Walter W. Zimont; her daughter, Julia Zimont, and her fiancé, Stephen Boissonneault; granddaughters Erica Zimont Hamby and her husband, Matt, of Windham, Nicole Zimont Crosby and her husband, Adam, of Freeport and Amanda Zimont and her fiancé, Chris Fogg, of Bridgton; five great-grandchildren, Jordan Canfijn, Raychel Dulac, Jacob and Joshua Hamby and Vanessa Crosby, as well as an expected great-grandson, Christopher Thomas Fogg, due in September; two step-grandchildren, Myra and Analaide Boissonneault; and “adopted” daughter, Linda Wheeler Roberts.
She was predeceased by her parents and by her son, Thomas Robert “Tim” Zimont in 2012.
At her request, a private memorial service and committal service was held at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Yarmouth Health Council, care of Eleanor Vigue, Sea Meadows Road, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, ME 04096; or in Tim Zimont’s memory to the Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Club, Inc., PO Box 16, Bartlett, NH 03812-0016.