JAIME DOMINIQUE LEANDRO
In loving memory
JAIME LYNN (DOMINIQUE) LEANDRO
August 11, 1978 - March 8, 2020
She stood in the storm,
and when the wind
did not blow her way,
she adjusted her sails.
Beloved by a wide circle of family and friends, Jaime Lynn (Dominique) Leandro, 41, passed away peacefully at her home in Framingham, Massachusetts on Sunday, March 8, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was born on August 11, 1978 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Ellen (Phenner) Dominique and Gary Dominique and married longtime friend and love Jason Leandro in 2007.
Known for her one-of-a-kind sense of humor, her big heart, and her magical way of making everyone feel loved, Jaime drew people to her because she was always herself — and was sure to make them laugh.
Throughout her school years, she played soccer, ran cross-country, discovered her love of art, and made many friends. She graduated from Ludlow High School in 1996. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Bridgewater State College where she created stunning paintings and sculptures. She went on to paint playful murals for the nurseries of friends and clients. She developed a passion for interior design and DIY projects, becoming adept at bringing whatever she envisioned to life.
Very brave in the face of a daunting diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Jaime remained optimistic and determined to survive and thrive. She was deeply grateful for and found strength from the steady stream of love, prayers, encouragement, and support from family and friends near and far, past and present.
She is survived by her husband Jason Leandro, their three children Leo, Zoe and Eva, her parents Ellen (Phenner) Dominique and Gary Dominique; grandfather Francis Dominique; mother-in-law Irene (Ribeiro) Leandro and father-in-law Jack Leandro; her brother Jeffrey Dominique and sister-in-law Toni (Avola) Dominique, her sister Melissa (Dominique) Conserva and brother-in-law Corey Conserva; brother-in-law Jeffrey Leandro and sister-in-law Tara (Shea) Leandro; sister-in-law Jennifer (Leandro) Silva and brother-in-law Joel Silva; nieces and nephews Gigi, Luciana, Fiona, Liam, Samuel, and Noelle; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jaime was predeceased by her grandparents Bernice (Couture) Phenner, Albert L. Phenner, Jr., and Alice (Brochu) Dominique.