Alberta I. Zimmerman, 92, of Watertown

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Alberta I. Zimmerman, 92, formerly of William Street, Watertown passed away Sunday morning, December 15, 2013.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, December 19, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 3PM with Rev. Steven Murray, Holy Family Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the spring in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Zimmerman was born in Parishville on December 27, 1920, daughter of Forest and Ileen Bissnett Sixbury and graduated from Parishville School in 1939. After graduation she moved to Watertown.

On October 15, 1940 she married William T. Zimmerman. He died September 14, 1996

She began her career with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in 1957 as a secretary. In 1967 she became a senior stenographer and in 1977 became principal stenographer. Alberta retired after 26 years of service to the state.

She enjoyed the outdoors, and the couple summered at their cottage on Star Lake. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and their families.

Alberta is survived by her three sons, William F. and Susan E., Frederick C. and Lorraine J., and Stephen J., all of Watertown; daughter-in-law Jane J. Zimmerman, Watertown; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Karen Sixbury, Pt. Peninsula; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her husband, William, she was predeceased by her son, William R. in 1941, and also her brother, Ronald Sixbury.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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