Beverly Zimmerman Passes Away on March 11, 2017

Beverly Sladon Zimmerman, a long time resident of Stony Creek and supporter of Shoreline Village CT,  passed away peacefully in CT Hospice on Saturday morning March 11th. Wife of Dr Marvin P. Zimmerman. She was born April 29th 1930 in the Bronx NY. She was the daughter of Sara and Ruben Sladon. She is survived by her husband and 3 children, John, William, Amelia and her sister Charlotte Smith of Madison CT. She also has 6 grandchildren; Christopher, James, Sara, Julia, Samuel and Devin. She attended elementary through high school in the Bronx. She then attended Hunter College and received a B.A. in education and art. She taught elementary grades in Harlem and Williamsburg NY. She also taught in Laredo Texas when her husband was stationed there in the Air Force in the 1950’s. They then lived first in New York and then New Haven CT while Dr Zimmerman was doing his medical residency. They then moved to Stony Creek in 1959 and have lived there ever since. Beverly loved Stony Creek and fiercely worked to keep it the wonderful place it is. A resident once claimed that she chained herself to a tree which he wanted to cut down. She was involved in creating the Branford Community Theater and the Post Road Players where she performed and stage managed for many years. In 1972 she in partnership with Dorothy Fink opened Zimmerman & Fink on the Guilford green. It was a store who’s mission was “good design with good function”. It was the first of this type in Connecticut. It was enormously successful and remained in business for 21 years. She served on the board of the Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library and was involved with the art exhibits there. She served on the board of the International Center of New Haven where she was 2 terms as president. She was a charter member with her husband of the Long Wharf Theater and also supported The Yale Repertory Theater and Hartford Stage. All during their lives they enjoyed travel to many places around the world. Services were private and memorial contributions may be made in her name to: CT Hospice and Hospice Home Care 110 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405 Long Wharf Theater, 222 Sargent Dr, New Haven CT 06511 and Friends of Willoughby Wallace Library, 146 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek CT 06405
Published in The New Haven Register on Mar. 12, 2017