BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) _ The zoning board has approved a request by the widow of Anthony Quinn for permission to bury the late actor under a tree on his property in this coastal community.

The board unanimously approved the request Friday.

Katherine Quinn did not attend the meeting. However, her attorney and a representative were present.

The tree is currently surrounded by a garden, and Quinn hopes to turn it into a grave and memorial garden. The site would be closed to the public.

A public funeral service for Quinn is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Providence.

The 86-year-old actor died Sunday at a Boston hospital of respiratory failure.