Obituaries

Shirley M. Zimmerman

July 19th, 2017

Shirley M. Zimmerman (Thistle), age 83, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on July 19, 2017. Shirley was the wife of the late Earl W. Zimmerman, Sr., mother of Sharon J. O’Brien & her husband Dennis of Wilmington and Earl W. “Billy” Zimmerman, Jr. & his wife Deena of North Andover, Grandmother of Andrea L. Webber & husband Andrew S. of Eliot, ME, E. Michael, Alexandra P., Hillary F. and Lydia V. Zimmerman all of North Andover, Great-Grandmother of Drew and Cole Webber. Daughter of the late Levi and Violet (Bishop) Thistle, sister of W. Lloyd Thistle & wife Jean of Melbourne, FL, sister-in-law of Carol & Jack Zuelzke of Neenah, WI and Gary Zimmerman & wife Joan of Appleton, WI. Shirley is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 38), Wilmington on Saturday, July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, July 21st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to a Charity of Your Choice.

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3 Entries in Guest Book for “Shirley M. Zimmerman”

  1. Charlie Wayman says:

    Sharon, Lloyd it is with sadness that I offer prayers for Shirley! Rest in peace girl. Gift will be given in Shirley’s name to The Wilmington Senior Center.

  2. Carolyn Stanhope says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Shirley’s family we had wonderful times together

  3. Barbara Collins says:

    I learned of Shirley Zimmerman’s passing from the local news, and although I had not seen her since my high school days, I was saddened to learn this news, and I remember her and her daughter Sharon well. Mrs. “Z” who was our girl scout leader, was a truly wonderful person, and she was a lot of fun. I remember seeing her really go out of her way to make girls who were new or shy feel comfortable. She was a great leader and role model by the kindness and caring she demonstrated. I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

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