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Walter William Zimont

May 18, 1928November 13, 2020
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WALTER W. ZIMONT May 18, 1928-November 13, 2020

Walter W. Zimont, 92, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at St. Andre Healthcare in Biddeford, after a period of decline from a broken hip.

He was born in Greenville, a son of Walter and Elizabeth (Elsie) Cassidy Zimont. As a very young child, he contracted polio, and managed to survive with minimal lasting effects. In Greenville, he was proud of being in the first class in the “new” school building which still stands and serves today.

In his childhood, a great deal of time in the summer was spent at his grandfather’s farm in Bingham on Mahoney Hill Road. Many cousins were also in attendance, and all of them carried treasured memories throughout their lives. In his early teens, the family moved to Yarmouth where he resided for the next 75 years. He attended North Yarmouth Academy. In early 1955, he married Patricia Hincks, and later that year welcomed a son, Tim. In 1959, their daughter Julie was born.

Because of his polio status, he could not serve in the military, but instead served in the National Guard, helping to fight the forest fires of 1946 which burned in much of southern Maine. He was a charter member of the Yarmouth-based Wahoo Club in his youth and until his move into long term care, retained the Minutes books of the club.

He worked for several painting contractors in Yarmouth before going to work for Maine Central Railroad, where he worked for over thirty years as an engineer. After his retirement from the railroad, he resumed painting on a freelance basis for the next several years.

He enjoyed boating, hiking, camping, fishing, an “occasional” whiskey and water, and later in life, mountain climbing, hiking Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Washington in his 60s and 70s. His lifelong interest in aviation culminated in his once-in-a-lifetime experience soaring in a glider in Arizona at the age of 88.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Robert Zimont, his son Thomas Zimont, his wife Patricia Zimont, and his sister Anna (“Betty”) Jones.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie Zimont, her fiancé Stephen Boissonneault, granddaughters Erica Hamby and her husband Matt, Nicole Crosby and her husband Adam, and Amanda Fogg and her husband Christopher, as well as seven great grandchildren, Jordan Canfijn, Raychel Fogg, Jacob Hamby, Vanessa Crosby, Joshua Hamby, Christopher Fogg and Callie Fogg, as well as two step-grandchildren, Myra and Analaide Boissonneault.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff at St. Andre Healthcare Facility for their excellent care of and care for him in his final year. Also deep thanks to all his friends in the “coffee gang” in Yarmouth and the IHOP Railroad breakfast group for their years of friendship and support.

Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Walter’s online guest book.

  • FAMILY

  • Walter Zimont, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth (Elsie) Cassidy Zimont, Mother (deceased)
  • Patricia (Hinks) Zimont, Wife (deceased)
  • Thomas Zimont, Son (deceased)
  • Julie Zimont (Fiance Stephen Boissonneault), Daughter
  • Erica Hamby (Matt Hamby), Granddaughter
  • Nicole Crosby (Adam Crosby), Granddaughter
  • Amanda Fogg (Christopher Fogg), Granddaughter
  • Jordan Canfijn, Great Grandchild
  • Raychel Fogg, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Hamby, Great Grandchild
  • Vanessa Crosby, Great Grandchild
  • Joshua Hamby, Great Grandchild
  • Christopher Fogg, Great Grandchild
  • Callie Fogg, Great Grandchild
  • Myra Boissonneault, Step Great Grantdaughter
  • Analaide Boissonneault, Step Great Granddaughter
  • Robert Zimont, Brother (deceased)
  • Anna "Betty" Jones, Sister (deceased)

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Walter William Zimont

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Sandra Grondin

November 17, 2020

I so enjoyed my conversations with Walter on many occasions. Julie my Condolences to you and family on the loss of such a nice man.
Sandy Grondin

Edward Frager

November 16, 2020

I enjoyed working with you and the rest of the railroad gang Big Z. Rest In Peace. Always liked seeing you at the IHOP breakfast.

Jennifer Cassullo

November 16, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Walt- he will be dearly missed. Hugs and love to all of you and we wish we could be there today.

Amy Chamberlain

November 16, 2020

Dear Walter,
Just wanted to tell you how much Amy, Bob and Janice love you and miss you. We are glad no more pain and suffering. We think we hear your train coming?...Here it is, they will take good care of you!
Good bye Walter we love you!
Bob, Janice and Amy

Karen Anderson

November 16, 2020

Julie and Family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was such a gentle soul. He was and will always be part of Yarmouth, Maine. May you and your family find comfort in your wonderful memories.

Caroline "Kinnin" Payson

November 15, 2020

Walt was a friend of my older brother, Al and my 2 sisters, Helen and Penny. I'm so sorry that he has gone.

Caroline Patrie

November 15, 2020

Julie and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Your family is a cherished neighborly memory! Walt was always so great to us and I will always remember his pear tree. We got a fair share of those yummy fruits. Best to you and the family. Thinking of you in this tough time.

Ken Strout

November 14, 2020

I worked with Walter for many years on MECRR. Walter was a pleasure to work with and a very good engineer. My condolences to his family for the loss of a very special person.

Timothy Price

November 14, 2020

I have known Walt for a very long time.
Since I was a teenager, I met Walt through his son Tim. Tim was married to my future sister-in-law at that time. Occasionally, I would see him when he and Pat visited his grandchildren (Erica, Nicole and Amanda) in Yarmouth, Cumberland, & Windham. Walt was a wonderful person to talk to and to be around. He would always take time to sit and chat with you. He was always part of my extended family, and will be missed by all who loved him.
My sincere condolences to his family and loved oned. RIP Walt.

Donna Ellwood

November 14, 2020

My deepest heartfelt condolences go to Walt's family during this time of great sadness. He was a wonderful gentleman who always had a twinkle in his eye. Walt welcomed me into the circle of his family and friends. He will truly be missed.

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