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Stephanie Lynn Zinno

08/14/1978 - 10/30/2023


Obituary For Stephanie Lynn Zinno

Stephanie Lynn Zinno, 45, passed away on October 30th, 2023, after a battle with cancer. Steph was born and raised in Riverside, RI, by her mother and with her sister.

Steph was an avid karaoke performer and was easily the life of the party. In her downtime, she was marathoning some of her favorite shows, which usually ended up being the Real Housewives of Somewhere-or-Other, or was boasting about how much she enjoyed the hard but fulfilling job she had helping children with special needs. After decades of a successful career in the service industry that she loved, Stephanie discovered her passion in mental health advocacy, which led to her attaining her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

Steph was known as a fierce and loyal advocate for her friends, family, and those less fortunate. If she had it her way, she'd have never gotten off the long daily phone calls she had with friends and family. Steph saw the best in people always, and in doing so brought the best out in everyone. And finally, and most importantly, she was a devoted and proud mother. Her child was her life. Steph was truly a bright light in life. It is all of these amazing attributes that we will remember Stephanie by.

She is survived by her son, Brady Smith; her mother, Barbara Zinno; her father, Steven Zinno; her sister Wendy Zinno; her brothers LB, Anthony, the late Steven Zinno, and Charles Lahai; and her nephew Ryan Zinno.

Arrangements are with Family's Choice Cremation. A Visitation will be held on November 8th, 2023, from 5-7 PM in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. A Prayer Service will be held at 6:50PM. For directions or tributes, please visit:

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  • 11/17/2023

    Barbara, Wendy, Brady, Family and Friends, Stephanie was always sweet, kind, beautiful and smiling. Although it's been years since we saw each other, she would pop up in my thoughts throughout the years and always made me smile. What a beautiful soul gone way too soon. My condolences to everyone that loved Stephanie.

  • 11/08/2023

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved mom sister daughter Step was a great person she will be missed

  • 11/05/2023

    Stephanie was like a daughter to me. Way too many memories to list. She was such a loving and caring person, to everyone she met. My family considered her as family! We are all so blessed to have had her in our lives! I pray that your memories bring joy and help you through these trying times!

  • 11/05/2023

    To Stephanies family, I knew Stephanie from across where we lived. Stephanie was a kind and loving person. She would help anybody in the complex and be outside at night in the summer. And she had the girls overnight and baked, play games, and whatever she had in mind. Here she is only having Brady she has 10-11 yr old girls. Stephanie was an amazing and loving friend and she will be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family thru this difficult time. Brady we love u. Remember ur mom was very proud and loved u very much. RIP Stephanie until we meet again Love Lori in apt B

  • 11/04/2023

    I went to RIC with Stephanie. She was such a hard worker. So kind and nothing but helpful. You will be missed.

  • 11/03/2023

    I remember Stephanie when I was around 10 years old. Myself, Stephanie and Wendy had sleepovers at their mom's house, Barbara. Stephanie's mom was friends with my aunt Nancy and we got together on occation. I remeber so clearly because she was such a fun, loving person to be around. Unfortunatley, its been some time since I last saw her. My heart and prayers go out to her and all the family. Rest in Pease, Love Cousin Eddie

  • 11/02/2023

    My condolences to Steph's family and close friends. She was a good person and so fun to be with. I have great memories of the times we spent together and am grateful to her for caring for, and entertaining, my father for many years. Gone way too soon. Keep on bustin' a move, my friend. I'll miss you, Steph.

  • 11/02/2023

    Sorry for the loss 🙏 we all will miss her love you Stephanie I remember when we was kids we would sleep over Lisa's house and all and all hang out love you cousin ❤️😘 may you RIP

  • 11/02/2023

    I have such fond memories or Stephanie when we were growing up. Such a sweet soul with such a great spirit. Rest in peace

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