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Ann M. Zimlinghaus

DOVER PLAINS — Ann M. Zimlinghaus, R.N., 87, a longtime area resident, died peacefully on July 28, 2019, at Sharon Health Care Center. 

Born Oct. 16, 1931, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Joseph Newman. 

Ann was raised in Wassaic and was a graduate of Amenia High School. Following high school, she attended Queens General School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. Her nursing career began at Sharon Hospital. Ann then took a position with the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, where she was head of Central Supply. 

She retired from Harlem Valley in 1986. 

Following her retirement, she worked part-time for Dr. Gary Weiner, an optometrist who had an office in Dover Plains. 

In her spare time, Ann enjoyed gardening, playing bingo and bird-watching in addition to spending a great deal of time with her faithful companion, Daisy Dog, who brought Ann much joy. 

Ann is survived by three daughters, Robin Bruno and her husband, John, of Hudson, N.Y., Terri Ratner and her husband, Mark, of Millbrook and Tracy Boyce of Davenport, Fla.; her son, Mark Zimlinghaus of Dover Plains; six grandchildren, Christa, Erin, Bethann, Andrew, Steven and Matthew; seven great-grandchildren; and many friends.

A private interment will take place at St. Charles Cemetery in Dover Plains on Friday, Aug. 2. To send an online condolence, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Health Care Center, Recreation Fund, 27 Hospital Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton.