In honor of Alexis Joy D'Achille

Alexis Joy D’Achille was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a dear friend. Alexis Joy D’Achille was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a dear friend.

Her relationships knew no bounds. She put all those around her at ease with her cool manner and quick sense or humor – lightening and brightening any mood. She was bold, vivacious, and larger than life. She composed herself every day with style and grace. Alexis truly brought Joy into people’s lives.

Alexis was also born to be a mother. Which is why she and her husband Steven were thrilled to welcome their baby girl Adriana to the world in August of 2013. Throughout her pregnancy, Alexis was her usual, happy self. So excited to meet her daughter, making every preparation and accounting for every detail (in true Alexis fashion).

From the moment Adriana arrived, Alexis seemed stressed. Once home, she felt out of control, with anxiety beyond th