Barbara J.Kindstedt

On Wednesday May 8, 2019, Barbara Jean Kindstedt slipped peacefully from this life and into the arms of the Lord she loved.

Barbara was born in Providence on December 18, 1954 to the late Henry and Rose Zannini. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Kindstedt and her sister, Louise Zannini. She was the beloved sister of Sandra Zannini, Rosalie (Bill) McCombs, Henryce Zannini (Fred Davison), and Louis Zannini.

The joy of Barbara's life were her children, Nicole Maldonado and Jeremy Pavao (Marjorie). She delighted in being the loving grandmother of Alessandra and Demetrius Maldonado and Emily and Jackson Pavao.

Barbara graduated from Cranston East High School. She worked as a secretary in several places, most recently at Greater Rhode Island Baptist Church.

Barbara will be remembered for her warm and loving personality. She always had a smile for everyone. Her sense of humor would bring light to each person she encountered. She was a loyal employee, and always gave her all. She was a faithful wife, a caring sister, a loving mother and grandmother, and a dear friend to countless people. Above all else, Barbara was a Believer, a Christ follower. None of life's circumstances ever weakened her strong faith; even when she knew there was no cure for her illness, Barbara was singing and praising her Lord. She trusted him until the very end. Above all else, she would want us to remember that about her.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday May 14th at 11:00am in The Greater Rhode Island Baptist Church 671 Greenville Avenue Johnston. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.

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Lynn Mignacca - 05/10/2019

She was amazing person.I was blessed to have her as a friend

Lori Dustin - 05/10/2019

I love Barbara and will miss her. I send her family my love and prayers.

Vicki Flewelling Bergeron - 05/10/2019

Barbara was a very dear friend. She loved her family and always enjoyed having a fun time. She truly loved God. Sending love and prayers to the entire family! 💗

Lisa Brisbois - 05/10/2019

She was a gem, always a smile for everyone. Rest easy my sweet friend, well done good and faithful servant. Till we meet again. xo

Chris Rossi - 05/10/2019

I will miss my dear friend Barbara so very much. I shall always carry the memories of our fun adventures together. She had a caring, loving spirit that touched the lives of all who knew her. May your soul be at peace.

Don and Alice Kindstedt - 05/11/2019

Nicole, Jeremy, Barbara's siblings and the rest of the family - We are praying for you all at this difficult time. What a blessing Barbara has been to our family, and we look forward to seeing her again one day! Wish we could be there to express our love in person.

Lou “Paz” Pazienza - 05/11/2019

Rosalie and family, sorry for your loss.

Sharen Foley - 05/11/2019

I have wonderful memories of Barbara from the late 1970's . She would come to CT with Nicole and Jeremy. We would line up my two daughters with her children on the couch to take a pictures. Just try keeping 4 wiggle worms still enough for a picture. Priceless memories that live on in my heart💗until we meet again. A very lovely woman who gave you her heart , A precious woman of God ! I can just imagine the excitement on her face when Jesus took her in His arms. Loving prayers and thoughts to the family. I was proud to call her my friend..... Sweet Jesus take good care of your precious Angel. To all the family and friends touched by her loving giving heart💗know that I am praying for you the arms of comfort embrace your hurting hearts . God Bless ✝️⚘ Love Sharen xo

Susan Ruggieri - 05/13/2019

I saw Barbara not long ago in Shaw's Market and had a conversation with her - so glad it happened as I hadn't seen her for years......may she rest in peace, arise in glory!

Janice L. Gerundio - 05/13/2019

I have no words to describe what is in my heart. Barbara was a special person to all who knew her. I have so many precious memories with Barbara, Nicole and Jeremy. Life will not be the same without you. I will meet you on that beautiful Shore. Love and deepest sympathy to all of you.

Sandra Cooley - 05/13/2019

My Sympathy To You Rosalie And All Of Barbaras Family She Will Be Missed.

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