In Memoriam: Patricia Ann Rice Zimmerman, June 23, 2021

Mother of Rev. John M. Zimmerman, Former Pastor to St. Ann Catholic Church

In Memoriam

Patricia Anne Rice Zimmerman



Patricia Anne Rice Zimmerman

June 23, 2021


Columbia, South Carolina - A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia Anne Zimmerman, 91, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in the St. Joseph Prayer Garden. The family will receive friends at the church following the committal service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.


Patricia Zimmerman passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she was the daughter of the late John J. Rice Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Rice. Devoted to her family, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.


A graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, she was a longstanding member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and member of the Ursuline Society. She spent a great deal of time in prayer and spiritual reading.


Surviving are her husband, Claude Joseph Zimmerman Sr., to whom she was married for 68 years; her sons, Claude Jr. (Jana) and Rev. John M. Zimmerman [former pastor to St. Ann Catholic Church, Florence, SC]; her daughters, Mary Valois (Thomas) and Rose Monts (Ronnie); 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Schiller (James); brother, John J. Rice III; three nieces and one nephew.


As Patricia was a devout Catholic and active member, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church (Columbia, SC) Building Fund or EWTN.


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St. Ann Roman Catholic Church

Fr. Noel P. Tria, Pastor

Rev. Mr. Robert L. Cox, III, Deacon

Rev. Mr. David A. Kahn, Sr., Deacon

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