Deborah W. Zimmerman, a former Montclair resident, died at home on Nov. 17, 2019, with her family at her side, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 78.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1941, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the daughter of J. Gilmore and Bertha Tyson. She graduated from Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., in 1961.
She married Paul Zimmerman, who survives her, as do her daughters, Heidi, who lives in California; and Heather, who lives in Alaska.
The Zimmermans lived in Montclair from 1964 through 1984, when they moved to Tuftonboro, N.H.
Ms. Zimmerman had a passion for the outdoors and traveled, hiked, and camped all over the world. She summered in Sandwich as a child and fell in love with Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. She also loved to play bridge. Golfing with her friends made her day.
She was a member of the Wolfeboro DAR and a longtime member of Bald Peak Colony Club in Melvin Village and the Harbour Ridge Golf Club in Stuart, Fla.
Ms. Zimmerman was predeceased by her parents. In addition to her husband and daughters, she is survived by three grandsons, Millen, Mason and Talon. She is also survived by her brothers, Peter and Gilly, and by several nephews and nieces.
A private family funeral service will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to the Castle in the Clouds, Castle Preservation Society, P.O. Box 687, Moultonboro, NH 03254.
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