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Obituary for Joyce D. Ziminsky (Donahue)

Joyce D. (Donahue) Ziminsky, 85, a twenty-five-year resident of Chelmsford, recently of Merrimack and Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2023, at Fairview Senior Living in Hudson, NH surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip V. Ziminsky, Sr. who passed away in 1986.

She was born in Arlington on February 11, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Francis R. and Frances J. (Ladd) Donahue.

She was born and raised in Arlington and settled in Chelmsford to raise her family. She worked at Purity Supreme as the Corporate Payroll Manager until her retirement in 1987. In her spare time, Joyce enjoyed playing golf and going to the beach, especially Ogunquit, Maine. She was well known for her delicious lemon squares and congo bars. Most of all, Joyce cherished the time spent with her sister Barbara and family members.

Joyce leaves her children, Philip V. Ziminsky, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Chelmsford, Mark Ziminsky and his wife Susan of Vero Beach, FL, Patricia Ziminsky of Maricopa, AZ, and Donna Rowe of Hudson, NH; her thirteen grandchildren; her sixteen great grandchildren; and her brother John Donahue and his wife Patti of North Hampton, NH. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Sadly, she is predeceased by her siblings, Barbara O’Leary and Frank Donahue.

A funeral service will be held privately for her family. Memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s name to the Paul Center at