Leeanne Marie (Syrjala) Alex
October 19, 1968 – October 2, 2020
W. HARWICH- Leeanne M. (Syrjala) Alex, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 2, 2020.
Born in Hyannis on October 19, 1968, she was a daughter of the late Patricia Syrjala. Leeanne was raised on Sea Street in Hyannis and spent the majority of her life on the Cape. She was incredibly hard working, loving, caring, and honest. To know Leeanne was to love her.
In her spare time she enjoyed walking on the beach, taking photos and watching the sunset. Leeanne will always be remembered for her love of dragonflies. Above all, her most cherished time was spent surrounded by her friends and family. Leeanne’s greatest accomplishments in life were her two children, Samantha and Joshua, whom she adored.
Leeanne is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughter, Samantha Haughton and her husband Kemoi; her son, Joshua Dumont; her siblings, Reginald Barros, Jeanne Barros, Michelle Syrjala, and Antonio “Charlie” DeBarros; her dear friends, Randi Carapezza-Arms and Nicole White; and an adopted daughter, Samantha Bowles.
She was predeceased by her brother, Dominic DeBarros; and her sister, Patti Jean Hammond-Wood.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leeanne’s memory to the Safe Harbor c/o Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc. (CACCI), 372 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, Attn: Business Office; or to “A Baby Center” of Cape Cod at https://www.ababycenter.org/help-us.html. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealamesharwich.com
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Leeanne Marie (Syrjala) Alex
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October 12, 2020
My mom was my best friend. As long as I had her it didn’t matter where we were or what we had. Anyone who knew my mom knows how much she means to me. Trying to imagine life without her is so hard and confusing. She was so strong and determined. I hope I can be even half of the woman she was. Always helping people no questions asked. She made me who I am today and I’ll forever be grateful. She gave me my strong heart , my confidence, my car anxiety (we’ll forgive her for that haha) she gave me my determination but most of all she gave me a lifetime of memories that I will always cherish. Mom I hope you’re reading this. I hope your so proud of me. Nothing will ever take this pain away the only thing getting me through is knowing that one day I will see you again. Until then keep watching over me and josh and our family. Keep your hands on our hearts and comfort us during hard times. Give us signs that your here with us when we need it most. I love you my sunshine. My only sunshine. ❤️
October 11, 2020
I met Leeanne when I was twelve we became instant inseparable friends. I have a lifetime of memories that I could share but it wouldn't fit. I will treasure every memory we made together. I and so many others will miss you so much.
October 11, 2020
Leeanne was more than my friend she was a sister to me. A sister from another mother. Dam near all of my childhood memories begin and end with Nicole, leeann and I.... if you saw one of us, the other two were close by.
I loved every second of my life as long as I had my girl’s beside me nothing could get in our way,
We were the three musketeers that raised are babies together as we grew old together. . I have been blessed to have had such a wonderful adventure with these two AMAZING , BEAUTIFUL, STRONG women as my sisters. Nicole White and Leeann Alex. The Three musketeers that ended up being The Golden Girls (We know who’s who no need to say it out loud lol... ) we just started to be old enough to receive AARP mail Early bird and senior citizens specials.. lol. We are not that old are we?? Naaa not us ..Leeann just know without a doubt that you can count on your sisters to be there for your most cherished loved ones Sammie and Josh L I loved ya yesterday I love you today I’ll love you forever and all the tomorrow’s.. Fly high my Beautiful Dragonfly see you on the other side. Mwaaaaaz
October 10, 2020
please know that you guys are in my thoughts and heart. i was so saddened to get this news. some of my favorite times were when leanne and i were pregnant with josh and amie. we spent a lot of time together comparing notes....
i was fortunate enough to become close to a lot of the family and my heart is breaking for you all. i love you!