LEOMINSTER- Kimberly Arthofer Lane, 59 years old of Leominster slipped away peacefully in her "Da's" arms, as she liked to call her Father, into the arms of her Heavenly Father surrounded by loving family and friends on March 12, 2017 in HealthAlliance-Leominster Hospital. In addition to her father Rollin C. Lane of Leominster, she is survived by her sister Kristine A. Zamora and her husband Anthony of Xenia, Ohio, niece Laura Zamora, nephew Terrance Zamora and his wife Donna, 3 grandnieces, 2 grandnephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother Eleanor Arthofer Lane in 2000.
Kimberly was born in Leominster on January 25, 1958 and was the first graduate of the Special Education Program at Leominster High School, graduating with the Class of 1980. She was active in the ARC Program in Fitchburg and the Beacon of Hope in Leominster for many years. The past couple years she was welcomed into the family of the Seven Hills Foundation where she made many new friends. Kimmy loved music and dancing, as well as bowling, fishing, swimming, going to Wells Beach in Maine, and collecting anything having to do with Mickey Mouse. Her best friend was her Dad and he had many loving nicknames for her including "my little chickadee" or "my best girl" to name a couple. Two of Kim's most favorite activities were going out to dinner and grocery shopping with her Dad and spending time with him at the family's camper. Kim also shared her Dad's interest in photography, becoming the family photographer with many pictures of family and friends over the years.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at 10 am in the Silas F. Richardson & Son, 106 West Street, Leominster. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 20th from 6-8 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Arc of Opportunity in Fitchburg, Beacon of Hope in Leominster, or Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester. Kimberly and her family will always be grateful for all her family and friends that loved her and enriched her life for so many years.