John Louis Zannini died from cardiac arrest on May 20 on Martha’s Vineyard, his cherished home. He was 64.

He was a beloved individual whose vibrant spirit, warmth, laughter and kindness touched many lives.

John was born in Lake Forest, Ill., the son of Frances Sheridan LaDuke Zannini and Dr. John Joseph Zannini.

As a talented designer and photographer, he immortalized the essence of his surroundings, capturing emotions through his lens. His love for the southwest and New England showcased his adventurous spirit and appreciation for diverse environments, enriching his life and creative pursuits.

Music was another significant part of his life, resonating with all who knew him and infusing joy into gatherings he hosted.

Beyond creativity, John passionately collected vintage clothing and antiques, sharing their stories with enthusiasm. Through his Island store, Salt MV, he organized memorable events, fostering community and leaving a lasting impact.

His life and love for nature, fishing, skiing and the outdoors should be celebrated.

In his final days, he found solace in Martha’s Vineyard’s beauty.

John leaves three remarkable children, Zachary, Sophia and Annabella; his sisters Nancy Zannini and Marie Claire Wall; his former wife Eileen Sullivan; and his loving partner Jenifer Strachan. He was predeceased by his parents, John Joseph and Frances LaDuke Zannini, and his sister, Susan Zannini Abell.