Annabelle Zinni

Date of Passing:

August 26, 2021

Annabelle Zinni, “Tootsie,” 74, of Prospect Street, Barrington died peacefully on August 26, 2021. She was the wife of the late Nicholas W. Zinni.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Domenic and Domenica (Salvo) Gilberto, she lived in Barrington for 61 years.

Mrs. Zinni was a medical secretary for Dr. Steven Sack for 24 years before retiring in 2011.

Annabelle was a graduate of Barrington High School Class of 1965. She was a past President of the Holy Angels Church Women’s Guild and volunteered at Holy Angels Parish during her retirement.

Annabelle enjoyed gardening plants and flowers, taking rides by the water and spending time with her loving family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Dalton and her husband John of North Smithfield; a son, Nicholas D. Zinni of Barrington; two sisters, Madelyn Lavin and her husband Robert of Riverside and Toni McGuire and her husband Michael of Bristol; her grandson’s, Alec, Evan and his wife Jillian and Dale, a future great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and her devoted cat, Abby.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday August 31, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 7:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Avenue, Barrington at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. To her children and sisters,
    Tootsie was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.Her smile and laughter will always be remembered.

  2. my deepest sympathy to tootsie’s family on her passing. she was a good friend always with a smile.

  3. Linda and Nick I am so sorry about your Mom. My Mom was so looking forward to visiting with her. I remember her being such a fun and loving person. I know she will be missed by so many. Robin Carroll Paul

  4. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. “Tootsie” was the embodiment of joy and love. She made us feel welcome in the home and more than tolerated the knucklehead teenager shenanigans we always seemed to be up to. She was a second mom to us in high school and beyond. The joy and love she shared will be with me in my heart forever. Sending love and prayers to Nick, Linda and the entire family.

  5. So sorry to learn of Tootsie’s death. She was a neighbor and friend and I cannot remember a time when she was not smiling and bubbly.

  6. My whole family knew Tootsie for years from Dr. Sack’s office. She had such a joy about her, she’d always be so happy to see you. She treated all the kids like family. After she retired, I’d occasionally bump into her and we’d have a great gab. What a wonderful woman – gone too soon. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  7. Sending our heartfelt sympathies to the family. So sorry for your loss.

  8. To the entire family, my sincere condolences on Tootsie’s passing.

  9. Linda and John, so sorry to hear of Linda’s mom’s passing. She’s now watching over you from above. May your memories sustain you and allow her to live on. Peace to you at this time.

  10. So very sorry for your loss Linda….. May your Mom soar with the angels in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences also to your boys, John and the rest of the Zinni/ Dalton families. God Bless you and give all of you the strength you need during this dark time of your life.

  11. Annabelle was a sweet young lady and fun to be around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. May she rest in peace.

  12. Sorry to hear she passed Was in high school graduation with her

  13. Dear Nick and family, May love and precious memories sustain you in the days to follow. I know Mike Jr. always loved being with not only you but at the house with your Mom at the center. No one else can share the heavy sadness you feel now; but sorrow does not last forever, love does. Prayers and love for all.

  14. Linda and Nick I am so sorry for your loss I was shocked to see this my heart goes out to both of you. My thoughts and prays are with you.

  15. My deepest condolences to Tootsies family. She’s an amazing lady. A few years ago we met up for 9am breakfast at Dennys, which carried through lunch. So many laughs. Such a beautiful soul.
    May you rest in peace, until we meet again!
    Much love and peace
    Mary Kate Robidoux Villacres

  16. I remember Tootsie’s wonderful personality and kind manner at Dr. Steven Sack’s office. My kids and I share our heartfelt condolences.

  17. Linda Lou, I am so sorry to hear of Tootsies passing. I will always remember her bubbly personality, she always made me laugh. May your memories of her bring you comfort.

  18. Mrs Lavin , Bobby. So sorry for you’re loss. May she RIP.

  19. May your Mom’s memory be eternal and carried from generation to generation! With sincere sympathy from the Charest family.

  20. Linda Lu and family-

    I’m so sorry about Tootsie’s passing. I will never forget how she made me laugh. Her sense of humor will never be forgotten.
    Please take comfort in how she made people feel and all the wonderful memories- as no one can take those away.
    Peace- Love- Stength in the difficult days ahead.

    Sandy Groves John Horan

  21. Sending our condolences to all of Tootsies family and friends. Her laughter has not ended but it is now a memory we all have and can look back upon and continue to smile and laugh at all the good times.

  22. Rest In Peace, such a wonderful person.

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