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Elizabeth A."Betty" Zimmerman

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (LaFrenier) Zimmerman, 81, of Templeton, died peacefully Friday, June 15, 2018 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner, surrounded by her family, following a brief illness.
Born in Gardner on December 4, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary Anne (Caisse) LaFrenier.
Elizabeth graduated from Cushing Academy of Ashburnham with the Class of 1954.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church of East Templeton.
Prior to retiring she was employed by First Safety Fund Bank as a Head Teller. She was previously employed by John Hancock Insurance Company as a Secretary for several years. Elizabeth was also very involved in the daily operations of her husband's business, Snap-On Tools.
Elizabeth was a loving, devoted wife and mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and treasured spending time with her family. She enjoyed watching tennis, cooking and spending time in York, Maine. She also loved her dog "Sadie".
She leaves her husband of 55 years, John G. Zimmerman, of Templeton; one son, John Steven Zimmerman and his wife Larissa of Wenham; one daughter, Kristine M. Boudreau and her husband Marc of Phillipston; one sister, Patricia M. Adams of Gardner; five grandchildren, Zachary Boudreau, Justin Boudreau, Alex Zimmerman, Julian Zimmerman and Veronique Zimmerman; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 20th at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Wreaths Across America, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Visitation Details


Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner



Service Details

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 12:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner



Interment Details

MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA



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Fran and I are so devastated to hear of Betty's passing. Our memories with our Snap-On family especially John and Betty will always warm our hearts. Kris and Steven you were her world. She loved being a Grandma! John, we pray for you and know that Betty loved you more than anything else in this world. Rest in Peace sweet angel.

Fran and Mary Montecalvo Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you for that memory! I'm sure mom is giggling now, too, just thinking about that day. She loved her Maine neighbors!

Kris Boudreau Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you, to you both! TWERPS was such a great time in her life... and there are many fond memories!

Kris Boudreau Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you both for all you have done to help us through this time. Your prayers and thoughts have been a huge help!

Kris Boudreau Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you, both, for your thoughts and prayers. They truly do help get us through these times. Mom and Aunt Aldea are together again...Aunt Aldea is probably trying to convince mom to play BINGO ;)

Kris Boudreau Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you for all of your help during this difficult time. Your smiles and guidance have helped all of us!

Kris Boudreau Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

Don and I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to your family. Betty was so much help to me with Aunt Aldea when I needed it. Again our thoughts and prayers.

Claire and Don Allain

Claire and Don Allain Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Zimmerman

John & Michelle Mullins lit a memorial candle Jun 19 2018 12:00 AM

John, Kristine and Family and Steven and family, We were so saddened to read about Betty's passing. She was a wonderful woman with such a kind heart and a great sense of humor. Please know that we are thinking about you as you deal with this huge loss in your lives. All of you were her everything. Betty, Rest in Peace, my friend. I always enjoyed our times at T.W.E.R.P.S. Hugs and prayers to the Zimmermans.

Betsy and John Dowling Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM

Sending warm thoughts and sympathy to the Zimmerman Family from one of your Nubble Neighbors. While I always waved to John and Sadie as I passed by the house, my best memory of Betty was the day that I was playing my nose flute on my deck. Their was immediate chatter and laughter from the deck just above me around the corner. It wasn't long before I met Betty and her grandson who was visiting. We enjoyed many giggles that day as I shared noseflutes with them. God Bless, Betty! Will say a special prayer for you all tonight at the Nubble.

Clare Nadolski Jun 17 2018 12:00 AM

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