Frank Sinatra's Wife, Barbara Sinatra, Passes Away at 90

Nick Sanchez
July 26, 2017

The couple did not have children together.

Barbara Sinatra, widow of singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90.

The center was founded by Barbara and Frank Sinatra in 1986, and was established to aid "abused, neglected, and at risk children".

Frank Sinatra, top left, and Barbara Sinatra, top right, pose with others at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on May 23, 1976. They divorced, and her son eventually adopted the name of her second husband, Zeppo Marx of the Marx Brothers.

Barbara, who rose up the social ladder as "Lady Blue Eyes", died almost 20 years after her late husband in her Rancho Mirage home after months of declining health, the director of Barbara's Children's Center Hospital confirmed to the Daily News.

"I've tried to analyse it", she told The Desert Sun, of her attraction and subsequent romance with Sinatra. I think it's because we were friends before anything romantic happened.

She is survived by her only child with first husband Robert and one granddaughter. "It's something you can't explain why or how it happened".

An official release today from her foundation stated, "Through Barbara Sinatra's efforts, more than 20,000 children through age 18 have received beneficial therapy at [the center], making it possible for them to cope with traumas associated with abuse".

Last rites were administered by Father Howard Lincoln of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, who said Sinatra was surrounded by friends and family when she died. Barbara Sinatra was known for her activism for children, raising money for a facility that would provide services and counseling for kids suffering from abuse.

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