Alexander Douglas Byrnes


Alexander Douglas Byrnes (formerly of Jamestown), beloved son and brother, died Feb. 21, 2022, at the age of 30 in North Kingstown.

Facing a lifetime battle with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, Alex passed peacefully in his home surrounded by close family.

Survived by his mother, Deborah Byrnes, his sisters: Abigale Byrnes and Amanda Beck, brother-in-law Chris Beck, and niece and nephew: Olivia and Jackson Beck. Alex was predeceased by his father, Paul Byrnes.

Despite his diagnosis, he achieved a bachelor’s degree in game design at the New England Institute of Tech earning a “Best in Tech” award. He grew up with treasured friend, Quinn Earley, along with his many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Alex will be greatly missed. He was continually kind, thoughtful and generous.

One of Alex’s greatest wishes was to go to space. Unable to accomplish this in life, his ashes will be added to a Celestis Spaceflight, where he will rocket to the edge of space.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to cover Alex’s final expenses. A gofundme page has been set up as Alex Byrnes Fund.