Americo Joseph Zinno

March 6, 1931 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Americo Joseph “Joe” Zinno, 92, of Tiverton, RI died peacefully in Newport on January 28, 2024.

He was born in Woonsocket to Amato Zinno and Maria Zinno (DeCesare), with his sisters Irma, Eleanor, and Gloria. Joe was raised in a tight-knit Italian American family that emigrated from Marzano Appio, Italy.

Joe honorably served his country in the United States Air Force and in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in post-WWII Japan. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from Bryant University. His civilian career included positions at Raytheon Defense Systems, as a local business owner, and as a tradesman at Brown University.

He will be fondly remembered by friends and family for his kindness and hospitality, welcoming many to his popular “Uncle Joe’s” Sakonnet River home.

Joe is survived by his sister Gloria, children David and Susan, as well as a caring extended family.

Joe was buried privately at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, RI. A celebration of life ceremony will be scheduled separately.

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