Karen Ann Zimmer

February 16, 1967March 6, 2019

ZIMMER - Karen Ann March 6, 2019. Beloved mother of Max Zimmer; dear daughter of Frank and Eileen (Gaughan) Zimmer; sister of Jeffrey F. Zimmer; sister-in-law of Sarah (Michalak) Zimmer; aunt of Jack and Drew Zimmer and Austin Loverie; niece of Kenneth (Bonnie) Zimmer and Judy Mcewen. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Joseph University Church (Main St.), on Saturday, March 16th at 11 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations in Karen’s name may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation or Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences may be offered at



  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 16, 2019


  • No Prior Visitation

Karen Ann Zimmer

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Sheila Dobbins

March 18, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to your family. Karen was such a ray of sunshine, and I know she will be missed by many. You are all in my prayers.

Jamie Tiberi

March 18, 2019

Karen was a beautiful soul who loved her family and making people smile. She will live on in her son and our memories.

Debbie Davis

March 16, 2019

Karen and I worked together at South City Kitchen in Atlanta! Karen always had a smile on her face, kept us laughing and kept me on my toes as a young woman. She shared her love of Sarah Mclachlan with me. Thankful for her words of wisdom and always keeping it real! Rest easy Zimmer!

Michele Fournier Draskovic

March 14, 2019

"Doll" you truly are one of the funniest people I have ever known. You have such a gift to lighten the world. Memories from our time spent in Atlanta will always have a place in my heart. I have a huge smile on my face just writing these words. You truly have a gift. God obviously had different plans for you that none of us can now understand. When I close my eyes at night, I could swear I hear laughter coming from heaven. You are missed my friend.

J Criola

March 11, 2019

Incredible, funny, loving person! Boys played baseball together and we connected. Taken too soon!
Our condolences to the family.
Steve and Jackie Criola

Pamela DiGesare

March 11, 2019

That beautiful smile. I will always remember Karen with her smile and her humor and her courageous heart. I’m so grateful we reconnected these last few years doing her hair. We always had a riot during her appts. She brought brightness and laughter wherever she was. Be at peace my friend. 💗

Meme (Borneman) Signor

March 11, 2019

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Zimmer, Jeff, and Max,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have been praying for Karen throughout her illness and continue to pray for her and the family. May you find comfort knowing she is at peace in God’s hands.
Our deepest sympathies,
Meme, Jeff, and family

Roy Herberger

March 10, 2019

Max, I want you to know that I have been praying for you and your mother since I met you during lunch a few days ago. May she be experiencing the deep peace and love of the Lord and may He give you and your family the comfort, strength and peace that you need at this difficult time. God bless.
Fr Roy Herberger

Kate Hibbard

March 9, 2019

Karen was such a kind, fun person. I remember her bright smile during the high school years. We will hold her and your family in our hearts and prayers.

Pia O’Connor

March 9, 2019

Dear Max, Mr. and Mrs. Zimmer, and Jeff,
Karen was the reason I didn’t quit my first job in high school; when we were finally able to share a shift together at Jenss she had me in hysterics and made me stay. She will always be remembered for that infectious laugh and knock-out personality. Later on, her grace and optimism in the face of cancer were an inspiration.
I send my deepest condolences and pray that sweet memories of Karen and knowledge that she is safe with the Lord bring you comfort.