ALEX L. ZIELINSKI BURLINGTON - Alex L. Zielinski, 42, of the greater Burlington area, and formerly of Melrose, Mass., died on April 3, 2013, at home, after a well fought battle with cancer. His is survived by his brother, Stefan Zielinski; father, John Zielinski; mother, Mary Delahanty; uncle, Michael Delahanty and wife, Susan; aunt, Sara Delahanty; uncle, Timothy Delahanty and wife, Laura; aunt, Alice Delaquess and husband, Philip; aunt, Susan Ramirez and husband, Nelson; aunt, Cathe DiTuro and husband, Bill; first cousins, Jessica, Sara and Mark; Paul, Will, and Lisa; Rebecca, Cara and Evan; Nicholas; Jared, Aaron, Leif, and Emery; Elizabeth and Robin. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Fletcher Allen, the cancer patient support program, and the Visiting Nurse Association for their care and support during Alex's illness. A memorial service is being planned in the Boston area at a later date. In accordance with Alex's wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Vermont, where he had made his home for over 15 years. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., Winooski. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make donations to the -, 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT 05401; or the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 6, 2013