2011-12-15 / Obituaries


Thomas Pennell Zimmons, 74, of Carmel, died at home on Friday, December 2, 2011. Tommy was the son of Thomas D. and Florence P. Zimmons, born March 21, 1937 in Peekskill.

He graduated from Mahopac High School in 1957 and then pursued a career in carpentry from which he retired as District Carpenter for the Carmel Central Schools in 1995. Previously, Tommy had worked with Morini and Sons of Mahopac.

Tommy’s passions were his children and his antique cars, having restored many antique cars to National Award winning and Preservation quality cars over the past 37 years. He was a member of the Antique Cars of America Association and the National Chevrolet Car Club of America, as well as many local Cruise groups in the area.

Survivors include one son, Donald T. Zimmons of Carmel; one daughter, Susan A. Tierney of Acworth, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Kenneth D. Zimmons of Carmel, and Geoffrey and Amanda Tierney, both of Acworth, Ga. Tommy was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Maher.

A memorial to celebrate Tommy’s life will be held at a future date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, 845-225-3672.

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