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This page is in memory of my sister, Lee-Ann Westerman, who was battling Leukemia (AML).

>Let Us Never Forget Her Memory
Lee-Ann Simmons Westerman, 35, died on May 22, 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut after a hard-fought battle against Leukemia.  A former Johnston resident, Lee-Ann was the daughter of Maria Rossi Simmons and the late Robert N. Simmons. She made her home in New Britain, CT with her loving husband Tim and their children.
Lee-Ann leaves behind her brother, Robert N. Simmons Jr. and his wife Melina.  She is survived by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Lee-Ann had a passion for life, often entertaining her loving family and a multitude of friends.
A celebration of her life will take place at The Rose Hill Funeral Home, 500 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT on Wednesday, June 1st at 10am.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Let Us Never Forget Her Memory


Who She Was/Background Info:

Aside from being a great and loving sister, daughter and wife, Lee-Ann Westerman was a 35 year old loving mom to a blended family of five children ages 18, 14, 12, 6 and 3.  Lee-Ann was married to Tim Westerman.

On October 19,2009 our family received devastating news that Lee-Ann was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (also known as acute myelogenous leukemia) (If this wasn't hard enough to deal with, at the same time of receiving this shocking news, her husband Tim was laid off from his job).  After hearing of this devastating news, family and friends joined BE THE MATCH (National Marrow Donor program).  Normally siblings have the highest chance of being a match - in this case, I wasn't and I was completely devastated.  Luckily, with the love and support of her family and friends, and an incredible inner strength, Lee-Ann had been battling this terrible disease.