Elizabeth Anne Briese-Fatticci, age 23, of North Mankato, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 surrounded by her family at their home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Monday, April 10, at NORTHVIEW-North Mankato Mortuary with an 8 p.m. rosary. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Elizabeth Anne was born December 20, 1988 to Thomas Fatticci and Margo Briese in Mankato, MN. She graduated from Mankato West High School. Elizabeth was baptized at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She lived by her faith, had favorite prayers she'd say morning and night, and loved to attend Easter Vigil. Elizabeth "believed in angels" as she shared in her solo performance of "I Have a Dream" with Aktion Club Theatre of Mankato. This organization brought her great joy. Elizabeth had a heart of gold even though her favorite color was orange. She was happy, strong, and lived life to the fullest. Elizabeth enjoyed watching the Moondogs, visiting her many friends at the mall, and shopping for shoes. She was friends with everyone, always remembered their names and that special something that made them unique.
The most brief encounter with Elizabeth would touch your heart forever.
Elizabeth is lovingly survived by her mother, Margo Briese; her siblings, Wil Risingsunj, Erinn Wilson, and David (Dana) Briese; nieces and nephew: Elizabeth "Ejay" Wilson, Justin Wilson, Kaitlin Eck, and Rainn Briese; great-nephew, Jace Wilson. Elizabeth is also survived by her father, Thomas (Trudy) Fatticci; siblings: Taniya Fatticci, Brietta (RJ) Voss, Brent (Jerri) Fatticci; nieces and nephew: Rielly and Reagan Fatticci, and Jaycent and Avery Voss; grandfather, John Fatticci. Elizabeth will also be missed by her aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceding Elizabeth in death were her maternal grandparents, Elliott and Margaret Briese, and paternal grandmother, June Fatticci.
Margo would like to especially thank Elizabeth's many, loving caregivers and her paraprofessional, Irene Hoehn.