Deborah A. Zielinski

June 17, 1953June 19, 2018

Deborah A. Zielinski died unexpectedly at her home in Hyannis on June 18th, 2018, one day after her 65th birthday. Deborah was born in Holyoke, MA, the daughter of Eleanor and Joseph Zielinski, MD. She graduated from Holyoke High School and Gibbs College.

Deborah is survived by her brother Joseph and wife Eleanor of Stratham, NH, brother William and wife Constance of New Providence, PA and sister Susan and husband William of Fort Collins, Co as well as nieces Greta, Janna, Katie, Jennifer and nephew Peter plus six grand nieces and nephews.

Deborah lived her adult life on the Cape, a place she loved and always considered home. She was employed by local law firms for over 35 years as a legal assistant. Her interests included visiting and traveling with her family and her many friends, gardening, movies, fine dining and home design. She was a devoted and loving caretaker for her mother for many years and she was a caring and generous woman who always guided her life with her heart.

A memorial service will be held for family, friends, colleagues and neighbors in Hyannis on September 22, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, September 22, 2018

Deborah A. Zielinski

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Russell F. Haddleton

September 22, 2018

My dad was lucky to have someone so caring and wonderful in his work-family.

Anne Dalton

September 17, 2018

I have known Deb for over 10 years and have lived in the same condo complex for over 20 years. She was such a beautiful person inside and out!
The past year I had the good fortune to work a few hrs a week at the law firm with her.
She was always so patient and kind and so knowledgeable of her work. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Heaven gained an angel the day she passed! Miss you so much.

Karen Matrango

July 27, 2018

Debbie and I worked together for 16 years and Debbie was the most caring woman you could meet. She loved getting together with family and friends and enjoyed vacations with her family. My prayers are with the Zielinski family. Debbie will be greatly missed.

Mary Malone

June 30, 2018

My condolences to the Zielinski family. Debbie and I lived together in Newton Upper Falls. She was a wonderful roommate and we lived through the storm of 1978 in that apartment. Debbie was a delightful and cheerful person who was devoted to her parents. We lost touch over the years but I have the fondest memories of her.

Pat Mondello

June 29, 2018

Sending my condolences to all of Debbie’s family and friends. Worked with Debbie in my first job out of high school and remained friends ever since we met. She laughed so easily and always loved from her heart. Debbie was one of the few that could get away with calling me “Patty!” Somehow, from her, it was endearing. She will be so very missed by me and my kids. Love you “Debbie Z”

Paula Connolly

June 28, 2018

Debbie and I worked together for 23 years. So many memories. She so loved the Cape, dining out and going to the movies. So sad.