Brianna Piccinich

brianna piccinich

October 16, 1996 ~ August 9, 2016

Piccinich, Brianna J., age 19, of Fort Lee, on Tuesday August 9, 2016. Devoted daughter of Michelle Monico and Steve Piccinich, Adored sister of Anthony Piccinich and Joseph Molta. Cherished granddaughter of Louis and Jane Monico and

Mary and Dominic Piccinich and the late Mary Keveanos. Treasured niece of Louis, Jackie, Kim, Bassem, John, Chris and Kyra. Brianna always planned for the future and was studying at Montclair State University to fulfill her dream of becoming a special education teacher. She had a beautiful smile and an amazing heart. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all. The family will receive their friends on Friday 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Saturday at 10:00 am for funeral services in Madonna Mausoleum at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tomorrows Children's Fund. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100 or


Prayer Service: August 13, 2016 10:30 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: August 12, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Steve and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your daughter Brianna. No one so young should have to endure what she did. I am just heartbroken for you and hope you find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering and is with our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. God bless you all.

  2. Steve and family,

    On behalf of your fellow Tunnel and Bridge Agents we wish to extend our deepest condolences.

  3. I want to say how sorry I am for you Lou and your family. I am glad I had the privilege of meeting Brianna at the club. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I know God has a special place for her with him. My prayers are with all of you.

  4. There are just no words to express the profound pain for the loss of your beloved daughter. My deepest condolences to you and the entire family. May the lord give you the strength that you need at this time.
    With love,
    Lucy (Briana Lopez grandma)

  5. My deepest condolences go out to the Piccinich and Monaco families for their loss of their beloved angel Brianna. May all the wonderful memories help with the burden you feel at this time. May she RIP…taken from this earth too soon.

  6. I didn't know your daughter well, but I did go to school with her. What I can say about Brianna is she was a genuine kind person who had a huge heart. She was nice to anyone and everyone. I always saw her with a smile on her face no matter what she was going through. I am going to school to be a therapeutic horse back riding instructor for children with disabilities. I know Brianna wanted to be a teacher for them, so she will be my motivation to help and I will always keep her in my mind. You have a very special daughter whose spirit will live on forever.

  7. We are sending prayers and love during this very very difficult time. She was such a sweet, fun loving girl. My daughters always enjoyed their times together when she came to visit in Florida. Our hearts just ache for your whole family. I pray for Gods peace and healing for you. Xoxo

    Denise, Clark Birchenough & Family

  8. Our deepest and most sincere condolences goes out to your family on your tragic loss. May God keep her in His glory and may she finally rest in peace.

  9. Dear Lou, Jane and family, So sorry to hear about Brianna. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, Bill and Marie

  10. Dear Lou, Jane and Family Members:

    Words can't express how sad it is to hear of Brianna's passing. Our hopes were high for her recovery, but there was another plan for her. She is now resting peacfully. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

    Love, Vi & Dean

  11. From The Garcia Family

    We send our most sincerest and our Deepest heartfelt condolences' To Brianna's mom Michelle and her brothers & father in this extremely difficult time ,But we know God takes the good ones young" she's in a much better place remember she will always be with you in spirit , From your neighbor Marilyn & Family .

    R.I.P. Angel <3

  12. Your heart is in shambles
    You cry, but still can't shake the pain
    But I am in a better place now
    For, I had so much more to gain.

    As I entered the pearly gates of heaven
    And walk the streets of gold
    I am now with our savior
    And I know my story has been told.

    I am watching over all of my loved family, each and everyone

    No more suffering for me
    My heart is with you all
    And my soul has been set free.

    Our memories will last forever
    Now don't you fret nor' cry
    Again, someday we will be hand in hand
    Then together we will fly.

    All of my love and prayers for your loss of your beautiful and smiling Brianna!
    Just in 1 short introduction Brianna's smile has been and will always be embedded in my mind and heart

    Karen Gagliano

  13. Lou, Jane and family, There aren't words enough to express our sincere sorrow and to offer of condolences after we learned of Brianna's passing. Although we are miles away, our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you. May God Bless Brianna and your entire family.


    John & Janet

  14. We were heartbroken to hear of Brianna's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Lou & Jane and all the families during this very sad time. May she rest in peace.

  15. I am so sorry for your loss, a wonderful young woman will be missed. I always enjoyed her company when she came back to the high school to visit. She was always happy and put up a brave fight.

  16. Sorry for the loss of a great young lady Brianna. She would have turned 20 this year. This would have been her final year of her teens, gone way too soon. I guess God had plans for Brianna and called her home. She will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure to know her. She touched so many lives. Sorry again for your loss and prayers sent out to Piccinich family.


  17. This loss is so unfortunate and no body should have to endure the pain you and your family are going through. May you feel our love and know we are praying for you.
    My children are better people for knowing Brianna. And although we wish we could have spent more time with her, we are happy and appreciative for the time we had.

  18. My deepest sympathy for you for the loss of your loved one, Brianna. My heart goes out to you all. May our loving and compassionate heavenly Father, who is the God of all comfort, provide all that you need during this time.
    He gives us encouragement, strength, and comfort through His promises. One of those promises is found at Revelation 21:4, "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Psalms 83:18)
    May these words comfort you during your time of sorrow.

  19. Michelle,

    There is nothing I can say, that by now you've not heard, a thousand times. Your loss is inconsolable which is why I will refrain from reiterating those same banalities.

    There was something so extraordinarily special about Brianna which is the solace I hope you will grasp on to. Remembering all you had, rather than what you have lost.

    Memory can be so disruptive. Leaving us in the lurch when we need it the very most
    and yet so painful when we're desperately trying not to be reminded. Truant when
    recalling the pleasurable, omnipresent when remembering the sorrow.

    Therefore all I can say to you is try and cultivate good habits of memory, because it has the capability of making existence a Paradise or an Inferno and that's NOT what Brianna would want. Her very being, made everyone's life a Paradise and that is the legacy she leaves behind.

    When you awaken each day, rather than allow the grief to encapsulate you, relish how beautiful Brianna has made everyone's life. The sun rising in the east every morning is her way of smiling down on all of us. It's everything Brianna personified.

    Her smile was not only blinding but she possessed the warmth of a thousand suns. And wherever the sun shines, and casts it's shadow, is where Brianna will always be. No matter where we go and what we do, she will continue to be with all of us.

    May God bless and continue to watch over all of you.

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