Brian E. Moretti

Brian E. Moretti, 26 of Olean New York formerly of Cranston Rhode Island died suddenly on March 5th in Richmond Virginia. Brian was the Assistant Sports Information Director at Saint Bonaventure University in Olean and had recently accepted the promotion to Marketing Director of Athletics, a position he was to assume in the coming weeks. He was in Virginia, with the St. Bonaventure Women’s Basketball team as they were preparing to participate in the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament. Brian was the beloved youngest child of Everett (Corky) and Paula (Tagliaferri) Moretti of Cranston. Born May 4, 1987, Brian also leaves his brother Michael P. Moretti, and his wife Kaitlin of Kittery, Maine and his sister Lauren E. Colagiovanni and her husband Marc of Cranston. In addition to his parents and siblings Brian was the grandson of Marie (Scungio) Moretti and Norma (Casacalenda) Tagliaferri both of Cranston and the late Everett Moretti and Paul Tagliaferri. His aunt and best friend, Linda Tagliaferri and his nieces Addison Grace, Ella Rose and Mia Elizabeth were all loved and adored by Brian. He leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Brian was a tireless person who gave of his time and energy to many groups, organizations and individuals. After years of playing sports he focused his time on hockey and became the only junior chosen as captain of the varsity hockey team in Cranston West’s history. He shared his love of hockey with many youth through organized leagues in various states, including Armstrong Hockey of Warwick, Rhode Island. A 2005 graduate of Cranston High School West, Brian went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Sports Entertainment/Event Management at Johnson & Wales University in Providence where his was also a member of the varsity hockey team and worked in the Department of Athletics. In 2013 he received his Master of Science in Sports Administration at Canisius College in Buffalo New York. Prior to joining the Athletics Department at St. Bonaventure Brian worked as a member of the external affairs staff at Canisius. Described by all who knew him as loving, supportive, welcoming and quite the comedian (always entertaining the room) he lived his life by his motto of learning lessons from everyday life and always being true to oneself but never taking life too seriously. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday March 12th in Saint Mary’s Church Cranston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery in Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Brian Moretti Scholarship Fund.

** The family thanks you for your understanding as the details have now been finalized for Brian's Scholarship Fund. Contribution information is as follows:

Checks may be made payable to : The Rhode Island Foundation One Union Station Providence, Rhode Island 02903. ** In the check memo please make the notation for the Brain Moretti Scholarship Fund.

Thank You.

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Uncle John - 03/09/2014

Brian Moretti......ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS!


Auntie Linda - 03/09/2014

Oh Brian I am going to miss you so very much. I was so proud to be your aunt. Brian I don't even know how to say good -bye to you, I can't say good-bye. You will always be in my heart and soul . I will love you for ever my "Brat"

Cousins, Joe and Donna Fantozzi - 03/09/2014

This was such a beautiful and touching write up for Brian. We are still speechless and in shock and find it hard to believe. GOD must have needed an extra special angel to help him in heaven to have chosen Brian. His spirit will live forever in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to Brian's entire family.

Sandy DeFrias - 03/09/2014

Friend of Linda and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Brian. Forever he will live in your hearts and many others as well.

Kyle Murray - 03/09/2014

Brian was one of the funniest and most genuine people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. The energy and enthusiasm he exuded almost twenty years ago in CLCF soccer, is the same energy and enthusiasm he carried with him every day of his life. He will be missed.

Katelin Smith - 03/09/2014

Brian you were an amazing individual. I am honored to have met you and dated you , making friendships with your family and friends. I love you so much and your life has impacted so many individuals in a positive way. Even though this is painful to see you go so soon, I will live my life now with a part of you that will make me a stronger person as well as others. Thanks for always being there for me and making me feel so at home with your family. I will comfort them and be there for them for you. Xoxoxo until we meet again babe !

Deb Vilardi - 03/10/2014

Linda I am so sorry for the loss of your Brian. He was a very special young man.

John Cap - 03/10/2014

Brian was an amazing person. He was a role model for me growing up. I was lucky enough to have Brian as a Captain for the Cranston West Hockey team when I was a Freshman and his Junior year. He was respectful, considerate, dedicated, one of the best to wear a "C" on his jersey. B was the definition of what a Captain should be. Brian taught the younger players what team dinner meant. He demonstrated how to respect others, especially the parents who invited us into their homes so we could bond and enjoy ourselves every Thursday. Off the ice and outside the rink Brian was no different. He enjoyed himself and we all enjoyed him. B will be missed and I'm a better person for having him as a friend, teammate, and leader in my life.

Jonathan Gonsalves - 03/10/2014

To be reading this, one can not help but shed a year. I was in Brian's graduating class at west. Brian was such a kind, and outgoing person to everyone. Deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

Steve K - 03/10/2014

I have so many great moments with Brian that I will never forget.. I will never forget our long conversations on the phone trying to "fix problems" between you and the girl you were seeing. I will never forget your infectious smile and the way you made everyone around you feel and I will never forget the positive impact you had on my life. Love you kid. RIP

Vanna Nhem - 03/10/2014

Brian..enjoy your time in heaven you deserve made your mark on this earth and your memories will live through your family and friends, you will never be forgotten...

Michael DiCenso - 03/10/2014

I'm still struggling to realize that this is actually happening and it breaks my heart to watch the Moretti family go through this... Over the past few days, I've sat in Brian's living room with the closest people in his life, sharing stories and laughs that temporarily relieve the pain. He was the most genuine person I knew and was the most respected definition of what a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend should be. You will struggle to find one negative thing to say about Brian and not matter where he was, Rhode Island or most recently upstate and central New York, he made an unforgettable impact on every person he met. It's tough not to think about the things I won't get to experience with Brian later in life, but he will always be with me and on my mind. I love you brother, RIP.

peter garzilli - 03/10/2014

very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prays go out to you and your family

Richard Aitchison - 03/10/2014

Very few times in life do you get the chance to meet someone that truly leads by example. I was lucky enough to have known and becomes friends with Brian Moretti. Everyday Brian led by example by showing how to respect people, love life, help someone through a tough time, or many other great things he did everyday. I was lucky enough to both go to school and play hockey with Brian. Growing up playing hockey with Brian you know right from the start he was truly a special person that would go on to leave an unforgettable legacy on everywhere he went. Brian will be truly missed and I want to give my thoughts and prays to all of his family.
You will forever be missed. RIP

Karen Aitchison - 03/10/2014

To Corky and Paula, I am so very sorry for your loss, I am glad I had the chance to meet Brian when he played Edgewood hockey with Richard. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Jody DeSiderato - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky, Mike, Lauren and Linda, so very sorry for your loss. No words can soothe your pain but Bob and I send our prayers to you and your family. Brian was a wonderful, sincere and vibrant young man and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Dennis & Laura DiSano - 03/10/2014

Lauren and the entire Moretti family...may you draw strength from your family and friends who share in mourning your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time....

Donna, Jordan and Jarred Galetti - 03/10/2014

Dear Paula and family, Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. When I talked with you recently you were so proud to
tell me all the wonderful things Brian was doing in New York. We are truly sorry and our prayers are with all of you.

Mark Small's Dental Office - 03/10/2014

Paula, Everett and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolence on Brian's passing, You are all in our thoughts.

Sarah Manzi - 03/10/2014

My prayers go out to Brian's friends & family. He could a fill a room with smiles. Grateful to know him

anthony soscia - 03/10/2014

Dear Corky, Paula and the entire family of Brian,
Please accept my deepest sympathies & condolences for the very unexpected loss of Brian. It is most difficult to comprehend the "WHY" for the loss of such a young energetic young man, but we must believe and have the FAITH that it is "GODS" Devine Plan to have Brian with HIM.
May all the ANGELS above come and carry Brian to Heaven Above to sit at the table with our Lord Jesus Christ and all the Saints.
May Brian Rest In Eternal Peace, and May Perpetual Peace Shine upon Brian.
For such a Young man, Brian left behind a Legacy all can be Proud of.
My Prayers' are with all of you during these most difficult of days.
Again My sincere sympathies to all.
Anthony J Soscia.

Susan Campagnone - 03/10/2014

Corky, Paula and family,
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am so very sorry. Sincerely,

Alisha Pirri 3/10/14 - 03/10/2014

Brian, I can't believe I have to say goodbye. You have been an amazing person, cousin, and friend to me my whole life. Ever since we were little you always knew how to put a smile on my face and light up a room. I will never forget the times we have had. You are the most loving, caring, genuine person I have ever met and I will live the rest of my life with a piece of you with me. Love you bri, you will be truly missed.

Toni and Chuck Rossi - 03/10/2014

Corky,Paula and family,
Our deepest condolences of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul & Donna Constant - 03/10/2014

Corky, Paula, & family,
We were so saddened to hear about Brian. We will remember all the years on and off the soccer field. He was a great player, team mate, & most of all very respectful boy. Our deepest condolances are you with all along with our thoughts & prayers.
God Bless you all through this most difficult time in your lives.

Diane Gebhart - 03/10/2014

Dear Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Brian was like a son to you. We can never understand the loss of one so young and vibrant. I will keep Brian and your family in my prayers. May our merciful Lord bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. Diane

- 03/10/2014

My prayers are with Brian's family and friends. Brian was such a nice guy and his smile was contagious. May you find comfort in the fact that Brian was cared about and loved by so many people. He will be missed. Sending my condolences. Rest in peace Brian.

Debby Manni Provencal - 03/10/2014

My deepest sympathy in your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Moretti and Tagliafetti families.

Sarah Johnson - 03/10/2014

Brian, your smile, laugh and infectious energy will be missed more than you could ever know but will always be remembered and cherished. You could brighten anyone's day and I am so lucky to have known you. My thoughts and prayers are with Brian's family, his closest friends, and everyone that knew him.

Alycia Concannon - 03/10/2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have all been on our minds non-stop. We love you all so much and are deeply saddened by your loss. The Concannon's

Jason Carosi - 03/10/2014

Lauren and family, my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephen Capaldi - 03/10/2014

Brian...I can remember playing street hockey in your driveway. You were full of energy. A great hockey player. A phenomenal leader and a loyal friend you will be missed. My condolences to your family.

Uncle Chip - 03/10/2014



Uncle CHIP

Lauren Hauser - 03/10/2014

I truly feel blessed that I was able to know someone as amazing and magnetic as Brian. No matter what you were going through, you could always count on Brian to brighten your day. He could put a smile on your face that you couldn't wipe off if you tried. I cannot express how much my heart hurts for Brian's family and how sad I am to know he is gone. I will never forget you Brian. Rest in paradise.

Suan and David Lovejoy - 03/10/2014

Brian was the nicest young man who greeted everyone he knew with a smile and a hug. Always happy he brought joy to everyone he knew. May all of you find the strength to go on and honor Brian's memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May Brian rest in peace.

Debbie (Balasco) Carosi - 03/10/2014

I am so sorry for your loss, when my son Jason told me I could imagine your pain. RIP!

Tony Rainone - 03/10/2014

Paula, Everett, Michael and Family;
Please accept my condolences for your loss. I will be away on business and will not be able to pay my personal respects to your family. Please know, however, that my prayers and thoughts are with you in this very difficult time.
Warmest regards,
Tony Rainone

Fr. Mac McLaughlin - 03/10/2014

Corky, Paula, and Marie,
My deepest sympathies on Brian's untimely death. I thought I recognized the name when I first saw the news account. I will be undergoing a medical procedure on Wednesday that prevents me from attending funeral, but be assured that I will remember him at Mass.

Gerri Coppola - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky and Family,
This is not the way it should happen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Have faith and may you find peace at this sad time.
Gerri Coppola

Michel Gilbert - 03/10/2014

I am deeply saddened by the loss of one my finest and favorite students. Brian was an excellent student and better person. I always enjoyed our talks about sports and his aspirations for the future during and after his time at JWU. He would always stop by to talk about what was happening in his life and was very excited for the new chapters. I always called him "Mr. Moretti" as a sign of respect for his leadership work ethic. It's students like Brian that keep me coming to the classroom every day. I will miss him but feel blessed to have been able to meet and share knowledge with him.

Mickey Smith - 03/10/2014

To Brian's family and friends,
You have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers. I met Brian for the first time only a few weeks ago when the team I work with, Saint Louis, played at St. Bona. Just in that brief time, I sensed that he was the kind of young man that all these messages of condolence indicate he was. I am very sorry for your loss, and I pray you find God's peace, comfort and strength.

Steve Brdarski - 03/10/2014

Your drive, work ethic, passion, and friendship will always be a big part of what we do at SBU. You always gave and never thought about getting something in return. I am thankful for the great conversations and we will miss you, but always be thinking of you.

Br. Edward Coughlin, OFM - 03/10/2014

Dear Family and Friends of Brian,

The Bonaventure community was greatly blessed by Brian's too short time among us. A shining example of how one person can make a tremendous different and touch many lives by being such a unique and wonderful person. Our hearts go out to you.

Butch & Anne lanni - 03/10/2014

Corky & Paula
Our deepest condolences. Brian was a wonderful person and will be missed by us all.

Shane Donaldson - 03/10/2014

To Brian's family and friends,

While I knew Brian from the perspective of a work colleague, he was clearly a genuine guy who cared for his family. When he emailed, he would add the line, "say hello to my family in Rhode Island for me."

Being around the team last week, it was obvious Brian had a great impact on his St. Bonaventure family in a short amount of time.

He will be missed, but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

- 03/10/2014

Dear Lauren and Family,

We are so saddened to hear about Brian's passing and our truly sorry for your loss. Words may not be able to ease the pain, but please know that our family is praying for yours.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Crystal Caldarone (Moynihan) & Family

Kenneth Bostic sr,jr (Freeport) - 03/10/2014

Corky and family,
you are in our thoughts and prayer's, We are very sorry for your loss.

The Badessa Famly - 03/10/2014

Dear Corky & Paula and family,
We are sad to hear about the losss of your son Brian. Please accept our deepest condolences at this differcult time. Our prays & thoughts are with you.
Agatha Torti, Cheryl & Scott Badessa & Robin(Badessa) Gatta

Millie Daguanno - 03/10/2014

Brian was the kind of student every teacher dreams of. Brian made my day, every day he was in my first grade classroom! He made us laugh with his very special personality! Brian had compassion for his fellow classmates, a trait you don't see in a six year old! I am so sad that his life was cut short because I know there were many things left for him to experience! My deepest sympathy to the entire family, but especially to Paula and Corky! He was a great kid because he had super parents!!! God Bless you, my very special Brian!!!!!

Marie Robinson - 03/10/2014

My heart is broken for Brian's family. I'm sure he's in Heaven with God and all who went there before him. We are so sorry for this terrible loss.

Greg Pettinato - 03/10/2014

Just saw Brian on Christmas Eve and was so glad to catch up. He was a great hockey player and an all around good person. My condolences to the Moretti family and all of his friends and loved ones.

John O'Leary - 03/10/2014

To Brian family & friends,
Ann and I send our condolences on the passing of Brian. We are so sorry for your loss. May the love of family and friends help lessen the sorrow that you are now experiencing our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula, Corky,Linda - 03/10/2014

I am so sorry for your loss.
God granted us both with such beautiful, caring sons.
They are our Angels watching over us.
No parent should have to go through such a heartache.
May God give you Strength and Courage.
Paula and Linda I am here anytime you need me. Love Carol

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary - 03/10/2014

Our prayeful remembrance and sympathy on Brian's untimely death

Kaitlyn Rachiele - 03/10/2014

I am truly thankful and blessed to have known Brian. Brian is one of a kind. Every time I was around Brian he always had a smile on his face and was always making everyone laugh. One of the nicest guys I have ever known. The world lost an incredible person. I will never forget you Bri. My heart just breaks for your wonderful family and your great group of friends you have. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them at this very difficult time.

Beth McCann - 03/10/2014

Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Brian touched so many lives and inspired so many girls through his coaching at the IX Press and Rhode Island Hockey. Brian you will be greatly missed and will also be in our hearts.

Giana Sivo (Labbadia) - 03/10/2014

I am shocked and saddened by the news of Brian's passing. He was truly one of a kind. A funny and compassionate person. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share apart of my life with him. He touched my life as well as my family's and I will cherish all of the memories I have with him as well as his loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

The Giusti Family - 03/10/2014

My deepest sympathy to your family. My heart goes out to them. I can still see that beautiful smile, and how you really lit up a room! Thank you for inspiring my son Juice to work hard and to be the best he can when playing hockey. We will miss you Bri. Until we meet again. With love- The Giusti Family.

Tim Richardson - 03/10/2014


You were an amazing person. Freshman year at SNHU I was pretty worried, and that first semester in which you were my roommate was one I won't forget. Just being around you seemed to make the transition to college easier. I will never forget that. You were a great friend, and roommate. You and your family will forever be in my prayers.

Eve, Bob, Nick and TJ - 03/10/2014

Paula,Corky and family:
We are so sorry for your loss. We will always have fond memories of the boys growing up together in the neighborhood. I will always remember the way Brian would make me laugh whenever I would listen to the boys talk. He will truly be missed by everyone who had the privilege of his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Cinthia Romano Hallmanor - 03/10/2014

I'm deeply sorry. May God be with you.

Bob and Donna Murray - 03/10/2014

Corky, Paula and Linda:
Our entire family shares our deepest sympathies at this sad moment for all of you. The loss of a child, brother, nephew cries out for meaning at a time that offers no answers or guidance. Memories and moments with Brian may help ease your pain and sorrow. But the cherished treasures of his life that will be forever remembered in your hearts is where you must look going forward. Your faith must somehow help bring you peace. Know that Brian has now moved on having enriched so many with his love, laughter, friendship and zeal for life.

Emanuele and Angela Criscione - 03/10/2014

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Jesse Humphrey - 03/10/2014

In the past few days, i still struggle with believing that this is real. Brian you were truly one of the most special people that i got to grow up with and call a friend. I can't recall a childhood memory that doesn't have you in it. When we were kids I always looked up to your ability to light up a room, and also your ability to be kind to anyone you met. You gave 200% in every aspect of your life. Family, friends, sports, it didn't matter, everyone knew that you had their back, no questions asked. You always supported me to do what i loved and for that and your friendship, I am forever grateful. To Paula, Corky, Mike, Lauren and Linda, Brian will always be in my thoughts and i strive to be as good of a person as him. My thoughts prayers and condolences.

jean cornell,rick regan - 03/10/2014

sorry for great loss

The Botelho Family - 03/10/2014

Paula & Corky & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Brian, he was truly a wonderful young man and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this trying time.

Janet Cambio and family - 03/10/2014

Paula, Linda, and family...We would like to extend our deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. Steve has wonderful memories of he and Brian playing soccer. I hope your own personal memories will help ease your pain. Please know that those who had the honor to know him will carry him in their hearts always.

cousin Ana Michael and Jimmy - 03/10/2014

Brian is forever protected by uncle and dad.

Dennis and Liz DeJesus - 03/10/2014

Corky and Paula, please know that you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. He will always be remembered as a young man who cared for others, loved his family and loved his job at St. Bonaventure. God bless you both!

Nancy and Mark van Eeghen - 03/10/2014

We have no words...our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Roy, Barbara (Phillips) & Roy E. Costa - 03/10/2014

To Linda & Family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family! Know in your hearts that he will forever be at peace. So, so sorry for your loss.

Melissa Curran - 03/10/2014

Brian was exceptionally polite, kind-hearted, funny and intelligent. Easily one of the best people I ever had the good fortune to work with. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you out here at St. Bonaventure.

John DePasquale - 03/10/2014

To corky and Paula, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kenny and Beth DiRaimo, Hayley and Stacy, - 03/10/2014

To Linda and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of the loss your beloved Brian. Linda, you were such a proud auntie. Our condolences to all.

Kristen Antonello - 03/10/2014

Still in shock over what has happened. Brian was one of the most genuine, caring, and inherently kind people I've ever met - one of the good ones, through and through. My thoughts are with Brian's family during this unspeakably difficult time. I hope you find comfort in your memories of Brian.

nicole - 03/10/2014

Paula iam so so sorry for your loss

tommy - 03/10/2014

words can never make it right. the loss is enormous and the pain never goes away.
my prayers and my heart go out to you corky and paula. I am here when you need me .

Marissa Martin - 03/10/2014

Paula i am so very sorry to hear of your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers.

George Chamberlain. - 03/10/2014

Brian I have known u since the age of 6 as we grew up Together in woodridge we always had fun moments when we were kids and when one of us was down we would cheer each other up. You will be sadly miss Brian you were like a brother to me and ill never forget you. You were taken to soon and life will nevere be the same with out. R.I.P Brian

Brett, Marie & Leo - 03/10/2014

Paula,Corky,Linda,Norma,Michael and Kaitlin, Lauren and Marc,
Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about your Beloved Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Brian was truly a wonderful young man. He will always be in our prayers.

Keith Mitchell and Family - 03/10/2014

We are deeply saddened to hear about Brian's passing. Your family is in our hearts and prayers

Mike & Barbara Ruggieri - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky & family.We cannot find the words to say in this very sad time. Our thoughts will always be with you.

Janet Moore and Family - 03/10/2014

Paula and family,
So sorry to hear about Brian. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Chris went to school with Brian from Kindergarten through High school. We are all very sad.

Kevin & Karen La Morge - 03/10/2014

Paula , Linda , Norma & Family , it's been many years sence we have seen you , but know that we are thinking of you , you will be in our thoughts and prayers

Joe and Karli Pizzuti - 03/10/2014

Lauren, Mike, and family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. We can't begin to imagine what this time must be like for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ross and Nicole Sundlun - 03/10/2014

Everett,Paula and your family,
All our thoughts and prayers are with you, We know that you were both very proud of Brian and his accomplishments

Matthew DiSpirito - 03/10/2014

Thanks Brian for always coming to my games and being a good role model. I'll miss you

Gianna DiSpirito - 03/10/2014

Thanks for swimming in the pool with me. Love GG

Lisa Montanaro & Jeanmarie Pariseau - 03/10/2014

Linda, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your nephew Brian. The two of you had such a wonderful relationship. We love you and are here for you now and always. Praying for you and your whole family.

Rachel (Field) LaButti - 03/10/2014

Lauren and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all and I hope you can find some kind of comfort through the love of family and friends.

Brian Snow - 03/10/2014

Lauren our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I can't imagine the pain of losing a family member so young. Stay strong

Ann & Bill Gardiner - 03/10/2014

Linda, Paula & Corky:
Thinking of all of you with sincere sympathy.
Linda, I could always tell how very close you and Brian were when we worked together at the " Y ".

albert & marie casali jr. - 03/10/2014

We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

The Benchsky Family - 03/10/2014

Corky, Paula and family,
Words cannot express our deep sadness for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers .

Jay & Mike Imondi - 03/10/2014

We will miss you bud, you were a great role model to us. Once a Falcon, always a Falcon. Our condolences to the Moretti family and all of his friends and loved ones.

Joe Lennon - 03/10/2014

As I sit here writing this I am at a loss for words. I have woken up each of the past few days thinking it's just a bad dream, but it just won't end. I was lucky enough to be a close friend with Brian for over 20 years. I can honestly say that he was my first true friend. I had always planned on him being around for future weddings, celebrations, and an occasional cigar by the fire. Being at his house for these past few days only showed that so many people felt this same way. Brian was not only an amazing friend, but an exceptional uncle, brother, son, and role model as well.

My condolences go out to Corky, Paula, Lauren, Mike, Linda, Norma and the rest of this family and friends from the bottom of my heart.

He will be missed by many but never forgotten.

The Roberti Family - 03/10/2014

Looking for the right words of comfort has been a challenge and I realize that there may be none. We wanted to let you all know that Brian was very special to our family and we all loved him very much. We will keep Brian and all of you in our prayers.
Love Always,
Larry, Paula, Lauren, Dino and Dante"

The Hoard Family - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky, Michael.Lauren and the entire Moretti Family,

We are very sadden to hear of Brian's passing. Our memories of Brian at the wrestling tournaments watching his brother Michael and our son David.
Please accept out deepest sympathy
and know we will keep you all in our prayers.

Steve Rowles - 03/10/2014

Paula and Corky, terribly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Brian.

Brenda and Peter Carpentier - 03/10/2014

Dear Corky, Paula and family,
We are truly very deeply sorry for your loss. our heartfelt sympathy to all.

The Charpentier family - 03/10/2014

Our hearts go out to your entire family. No parents should ever have to deal with such pain and grief. Brian was a great kid who turned into an amazing man. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Maria and Antonio Forte - 03/10/2014

Im so sorry for your loss. My prays and thoughts are with you.

Jennifer depari - 03/10/2014

With my deepest sympathy I am truely sorry about the loss of your son

Steven & Anthony Petrocchi - 03/10/2014

Dear the Amoretti Family,

We are deeply saddened and shocked by the passing of Brian. Anthony was friends with Brian in middle school and Steven works with Corky. We have endless thoughts and prayers for your entire family. Brian will always be remembered as a great friend and person. He was taken way too soon and he will live on forever in our hearts.

Dear Paula ,Corky and family. - 03/10/2014

No words could express the saddness we feel for all of you.Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Love Joanne and David Voccio

Dan Wall - 03/10/2014


Miss the times you'd come in to the shop and shoot the breeze for sometimes hours at a time. Always knew how to make me laugh. You accomplished many great things in life and most importantly you were a great person.

God Bless you and your family.

Michael Lovejoy - 03/10/2014

Brian was the type of person that everyone loved. I met Brian in middle school and we got the opportunity to share many great memories together. I am going to really miss Brian and glad we got the chance to be friends. My deepest condolences to Brian's family and friends.

The Zalomski Family - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky, Michael, Lauren & Linda, We are deeply saddened to hear of this enormous loss of Brian's passing. He was a genuine, gentleman from when he was a little boy and grew from there into the great man that he became. He touched so many lives in such a short time, there are so many wonderful stories and memories, may they comfort you at this difficult time. You are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. Susan, Joe, Jason & Brittany

Mike Martini - 03/10/2014

Brian was one of the most dedicated and inspiring human beings I've ever met. Not only was Brian a great friend, he was a role model and always had the ability to light up the room or cheer any one up when they were feeling down. I will always cherish the time I was able to spend with Brian and the great memories we have together. You will be greatly missed my friend. My most sincere condolences to the entire Moretti family. Your family, Brian, and everyone else Brian has touched are in my thoughts and prayers.

Roberta & Anthony Simone - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky, Linda and family. There are no words--our hearts are broken for you. We love you and will keep you all in our prayers.

Kyle McDonnell - 03/10/2014

I was fortunate enough to be a teammate of Brian's for three years in high school. Brian's charismatic personality really impacted those around him and he was always capable of lighting up the room effortlessly.

Brian exuded all the qualities of a leader, as evident by his Captain status in hockey, and he made sure his leadership and positive influence on others transitioned over to life.

I'm truly sorry to Brian's family, friends, and anyone else lucky enough to have known Brian. Obviously, no words can quantify what his loved ones are feeling, but it should come to no surprise that many, many people have nothing but incredible things to say about such a good person. He certainly will be missed.

Joyce Sousa-Martin - 03/10/2014

Linda and Family, I sorry to hear of the loss of your nephew. May he rest in peace.

Anthony dolbashian - 03/10/2014

Everett,My condolences to you and your family.

John,Dianne & David Sampson - 03/10/2014

Corky, Paula & family,
Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We were very saddened to hear this news. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan and Ray Pinto - 03/10/2014

Paula, Corky, Linda, Norma, Michael, and Lauren and their families, my heart breaks for all of you. Brian was taken away from you too soon, and I can't imagine how devastating this is, but know we will keep all of you in out thoughts and prayers always.

Courtney Abbruzzese - 03/10/2014

Lauren, Linda, Paula and the whole Moretti family: When I heard the news I couldnt believe it, I am so sorry for your loss. I cant imagine what you are feeling and going through, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Deb Marciano - 03/10/2014

I am heartbroken to hear the news about Brian. His smile and charm impressed me back when I was his 2nd Grade teacher, at Woodridge. I have such special memories of him, especially through some writing samples I share each semester with my teacher candidates. I always smile as I look at his message that I was the "beast tjr" (best teacher). Brian shares my son's birthday, which will now bring a special memory of such a wonderful kid. The world will be a sadder place without you, dear Brian. Godspeed. Thank you for touching my life. To Lauren, Mr $ Mrs Moretti, let happy memories fill your hearts. I am so sorry.

Doreen Renzi And Family - 03/10/2014

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Brian.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.God only takes the best.

Tom and John Grundy /Baseline Plumbing - 03/10/2014

Corky,Paula and family,
Our most heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers are with you.

Doreen Brown - 03/10/2014

Paula, corky, Linda ,Norma , Lauren , Michael , and Family,,
I'm sorry for your loss .. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time..Brian was an amazing guy, keep all his memories close to your heart.. R. I. P. Brian you will be missed!!

Mario and Mary Aceto - 03/10/2014

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Adam Murga & Kerri LiBassi - 03/10/2014

It's hard to say goodbye to one of the best friends I've ever had. Brian always made me laugh and every moment with him was positive. He impacted so many lives and I know he'll be missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. RIP Brian.

Scott Aceto - 03/10/2014

The loss of Brian is one that crushes us all. More important than his loss, is a reflection upon how he lived his life, and the lessons he taught us all. Brian lived, loved, and laughed to the fullest. Not only did he do it, but his personality was so incredible he made those around him feel the same way. Leading by example, the thought of Brian even in the darkest of situations, is sure to bring a smile, just as he would have wanted it.

As a colleague, fellow group texter, recipient of many hilarious videos, and more than anything, friend, thank you for helping to change my life, and for teaching me to always find the good. May your ever-watching spirit continue to do so for all of us.

As your twitter handle says:
"Lessons r Blessings u Should Learn Through. thoughts & opinions are my own..don't take life or yourself too seriously, you'll never make it out happy"

Hope you made it out happy B., and thank you for the blessings.

Karen Silva and Michael Sabitoni - 03/10/2014

Brian was an exemplary ambassador of hospitality for the SEE department of JWU - as his chairperson (Karen) and his teacher (Michael) we believe he was a role model for future graduates - he had a dream and pursued it with passion - it is unbelievable to us that his life which was such an inspiration to others has been taken so quickly - special thoughts to Lauren and Marc, our neighbors - simply could not believe this news - please extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family - he was a truly special individual - thank you for sharing him with all of us in the JWU community - such a huge loss

Dave and. Patti DiCenso - 03/10/2014

Dear Sweet Brian,
We loved you as you loved our son. Help us from heaven to be strong - to keep qgoing without your smile, your friendship, your loyalty. We thank God for your parents for giving you to our family - a gift to cherish forever. We pray for strength for your family and for our son. Send your strength to us, your goodness, we need you in our hearts. Godspeed, sweet child.

Vickie and George Chamberlain - 03/10/2014

Linda,Brain was a great young man with so much to live for in his life.i know the loss of Brian is crushing u cause u guys were so very close,and u will miss him so very much,but Brian will always be in your heart and always looking down on u will have to think of all the great times u and your family have had together.. he will be missed .our prays and thoughts are with u and your family..may God Bless all of u at this difficult time sweet friend Linda, please take one day at a time,I know this is killing u,but we will all be praying for u..R.I.P. Brian..

Janice and Tom Casali - 03/10/2014

Corky and Paula, We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prays.

Paula, Tim and Justin Mann - 03/10/2014

Words cannot express the deep sadness we all feel for your loss. We got to know Brian during his time in Buffalo as he is a dear, dear friend to our daughter in law Ally.....he was always a joy to be around and you should be so proud of the wonderful, respectful and loving son you raised. We can't fathom the deep hurt you are all feeling, as I still can't believe it. I will miss talking hockey with Brain as he always made it interesting. His passion for life and his very positive attitude for so many things will be missed. Our prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

- 03/10/2014

High school wasn't the easiest place for me, but Brian was always kind and made my days brighter. My deepest condolences to the Moretti family. I am praying for you all to find peace in the difficult time

Deb Tyler - 03/10/2014

The depth of your wondrous way of life will forever remain, Brian. Rest peacefully beautiful young man. God speed the strength of your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Richard Sheridan - 03/10/2014

Marie, Corky, Paula and Family. My deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Brian. A place waits for him in heaven.

The Cardillo Family - 03/11/2014

Linda, you always spoke of Brian with much joy and pride. Unfortunately, we never had the pleasure to meet him but he obviously will forever be remembered for his positive impact on all those truly fortunate to know him. We were deeply saddened to learn of your loss and will keep, Brian, you and your family in our prayers. Stay strong.

Felicia and Michael Surtel - 03/11/2014

May God grant you all peace and serenity during these very difficult days and forever. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace beautiful Brian...

Paulie and Roberta - 03/11/2014

Corky,Paula,Linda and Norma: We are so sorry to hear about the passing or Brian. He was such a wonderful young man. Our deepest sympathies to all of you and the Moretti and Tagliaferri families.

Steve Wilchinski & Ellen Bicoules - 03/11/2014

“and he always had hoped, that when the day came, whether in 1 week, 1 year, 100 years or more, that you would never feel sad having thought of him.” Godspeed on your new journey, Brian.

Kenny DeFusco Ashley - 03/11/2014

So sorry for your loss .brian coached my daughter's hockey team he was a great inspiration to all the girls on the team and a great mentor .My daughter was just talking to me last week about him how nice of a person he was and how he taught he when about teaching in a nice way he will be surely missed. Rip our friend .Ashley Ri ixpress

Michael Brunetti - 03/11/2014

You are the definition of a class act. I never personally met your parents, but they must be some of the finest people around because how you were raised showed in how you were everyday. Still in complete shock, the only thing I can come up with is that god needed you. I'm more than convinced you are one of god's angels now. To the Moretti family, I am beyond sorry for your loss. You certainly raised a young man of character, integrity, love and was beyond respected by everyone. RIP Brian

Dick, Joyce, RJ and Amanda Bourque - 03/11/2014

Dear Corky, Paula, Linda and Family: There are no words to express what you are going through. Brian will never be forgotten. We knew him and you through many years of wonderful fun playing hockey for Edgewood and the Saints. He was always a great person who could lead others at a very young age. I know you are all proud of who he was and you should be. Even as a young boy, Brian always was an example for others. He was funny, smart and kind. He had all the qualities that one would wish for in their child. You were blessed. Our prayers are with you all as you go through this painful emotional time. May the Lord hold him in His arms as He comfits you. RIP Brian

Walt Sousa - 03/11/2014

You will be missed my friend. Glad we caught up over the summer in EG. Plenty of memories playing hockey and laughing too much at the Delgallo's. My Deepest condolences to Brian's Family

JoAnn and Nicholas Mancini - 03/11/2014

Paula and Corky,
We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Patty Grasso - 03/11/2014

Paula, Everett and family, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. I knew Brian through Canisius College both in my job as an associate in the Office of Residence Life and also through Campus Ministry. I journeyed with him in faith as he prepared for his Confirmation in the RCIa program. There are no words to express the sense of loss for this remarkable young man. We shared many conversations because our son & his wife live in Warwick, RI. May God give you all grace and surround you in love at this difficult time.



Mike Ruggiero - 03/11/2014

That picture is perfect.Brian still looks like the little kid
we had at Bain.

I am very sorry.

Lianna Lombardo - 03/11/2014

Brian this is so hard to believe... You always made me laugh and smile wheneve l saw you I'll never forget your voice, smile and humor you are truly the epitome of a wonderful man much love rip

Marie-Elaina DiMaio - 03/11/2014

Dear Paula, Corky, Lauren and Family,
Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy is extended. Brian was a very special person. It seems only yesterday that he and Jillian were in their Kindergarten play and sharing laughs throughout their younger school years. Please know our thoughts and prayers for comfort and PEACE are with you and yours. XOXO

Carol & Tony Matarese & Family - 03/11/2014

To Norma, Corky, Paula, Michael, Lauren, Linda, family and loved ones:

We send you our heartfelt sympathy, love, thoughts and prayers.

Lou & Pat Capirchio - 03/11/2014

Paula and Corky, we are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

Scott andDot MacDougall - 03/11/2014

We are so sorry Corky and Paula. We will always remember seeing you guys at stop and shop and making all the food to bring to Brian. Our hearts go out to both of you.
There are no words for the sympathy we feel.
Prayers go out to you and your familyl

Debra Marsocci (Brown) - 03/11/2014

To all of the Moretti an Tagliaferri Families,
My deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Keep all his memories close to your heart. God only takes the best. He will be a angel watching over you all. RIP Brian

Tim and Karen Kenney - 03/11/2014

Corky, Paula and Family
Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you.

Clayton Plumer - 03/12/2014

Hey Bri...sorry it took me a few days to write something but I couldn't find the words...I Just left your house and the last few days have been surreal man. You would be so proud How strong your family has been for you and I want you to know that I'm going be strong for you tomorrow because I know that's what you would want but i'd be lying if I said that tomorrow...wasn't going to be the toughest day of my life...Losing you feels like I lost a member of my own family...I don't know how many days I have left down here but make sure you watch over me. It was no secret...but these past few days it was amazing to see the amount of people you had an impact on in 26 were a best friend to me and so many others, a son to the most loving parents I know, a (spoiled) nephew to aunt Linda and many others, the best brother Lauren and Mike could ask for, and a grandson that any grandparent would be proud to have. I love you Bri, keep an eye on me man, I'll never forget all the memories we had together.

Enzo Mesiti & Lisa Sidoti - 03/12/2014

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! There are no words we can say to make this time any easier on any of you... Just know we are thinking of you! Love, Enzo, Lisa and all your friends at the salon!!F

Chris Needham - 03/12/2014

Brian, you were a true gentlemen. You touched many lives in this short time on earth. You will be missed by so many. RIP.
My thoughts and prayers to friends and family.

Louise Humphrey-Arruda - 03/12/2014

My heart goes out to you all.

David and Jeanne Mizzoni - 03/12/2014

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, that church attendance was overwhelming words cannot express how we feel.You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers xo

Joe & Faith Kuszay & Family - 03/12/2014

Dear Paula Corky and family, our hearts are heavy. No words can express the sorrow we feel for you all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Love you xo!

Brenda and Chuck Moscarelli - 03/12/2014

Corky, Paula, Mike, Lauren and Linda,
Our deepest sympathy in this very devastating loss. Brian was a great young man that always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Vickie Chamberlain - 03/12/2014

Well Brain, today i went to say good bye to u at the church and let me tell u it was standing room only thats how many people loved and cared about u, it was something to see and i know u were looking down on all of deepest sympathy to u and your family. i guess God needed u for something now.. so sad ..very sad.will pray for u and your family...LVbT5Z

Rosemarie Rhieu - 03/12/2014

Lauren and Family:

Words cannot express how very sorry I am for you all. All I can do is is beyond anything words and express

Adam J Lupino - 03/12/2014

My sincere sympathy and prayers to the entire Moretti family. Brian was an incredible, genuine person who has inspired so many friends and teammates. The memories he leaves will be cherished and his impact never forgotten.

Joan Higgins (Woodridge School) - 03/12/2014

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Moretti, Michael, Lauren, Auntie, and extended family,
Please know you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Imagine that Brian lived only 26 years, but he lived a life of someone who lived to be 100. His 26 years were equal to that because he touched so many lives with his kind ways. It is his family and all their love who made this happen. May you all take comfort knowing Brian left such a legacy. He is smiling down on all those wonderful and special people whose lives he touched. How lucky you all are, pass his kindness on daily. Pay it forward for Brian!

Ross Boehm - 03/12/2014

To the Moretti Family,
I cannot express enough my deepest condolences for the loss of Brian. I remember like it were yesterday Edgewood try-outs, practices, games and tournaments. Although, we played hockey together many years ago, whenever our paths crossed Brian always approached me with a smile and a shake of the hand. He was a great guy and he will be truly missed.

The Montaquila Family - 03/12/2014

Corky, Paula and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



Edward & Donna Andrews - 03/13/2014

Dear Corky,Paula and Family
No words can express how heartfully sorry we
are for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
difficult time.

Frank Brenda & Matt Neary - 03/13/2014

Dear Corky Paula & Linda
I just heard of the loss of Brian . He was always a true fun and respectful young man. I know thru experience how hard this is for you. May god give you the strength to remember the good times and what a fine and respectful young man you raised you and Brian are in our prayers

Christie & Jim McDonnell - 03/13/2014

To the entire Moretti Family , we are so very sorry for this tragic loss .Brian affected so many lives in his 26 years on this earth, which was very apparent at the overwhelming turnout yesterday.. Continued prayers & much love to you all !

The Jaswell Family - 03/13/2014

Corky, Paula and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

SHARON CICERONE - 03/13/2014

Dear Corky, Paula, and Linda, Kathy, Lauren, and Marc,
I am so deeply sorry for the passing of your son Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Charlene Eannarino - 03/13/2014

My deepest sympathy to all in this difficult time. So deeply sorry for your loss.

Jim, & Cheryl McCarty - 03/13/2014

Dear Corky, Paula & Family,
We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Susan O'Brien - 03/13/2014

Dear Croky, Paula, Lauren & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Brian was one of those kids that you'll never forget. He was in my first class I taught with Millie D'Aguanno at Woodridge. We laughed with him every day! He was only six but he would speak to us like an adult! So funny and kind. He will never be forgotten and I feel blessed to have taught him.

Kayla DonFrancesco - 03/13/2014

Brian was by far one of the one of the most amazing individuals I have been fortunate enough to have in my life. He was the epitome and definition of an amazing son, brother, nephew, grandson, uncle, hockey player, leader, and friend. It breaks my heart to have to say goodbye to someone who could brighten even the darkest of days. However, I take comfort in knowing that he is watching down on all those who loved him and will continue to make our days a little bit brighter. All of the memories and laughs we have shared over the years will always be in my heart and I will carry him with me each day. My thoughts and prayers are with Paula, Corky, Aunt, Norma, Michael, and Lauren.
Love you with all my heart, Brian.

Patty Iris and Debbie - 03/15/2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers
Are with you.

The girls from Mikes Kitchen

Danny Knoll - 03/26/2014

Brian - a hater of public bathrooms, Jay-Zs biggest fan, and the man who possessed the best laugh ever. You may be physically gone but "THE TRUTH" still remains - RIP B-Metti - love from Buffalo.

Lori, Jeff, Jacey, and Tayla - 03/26/2014

Paula, Corky, and family,
We cannot begin to express the sadness in our hearts. Brian was truly loved by everyone he met. He will live on forever in all the wonderful memories of his family and friends. Please know that we will always be here for all of you, just as you have always been for us! We love you!

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Today was the second annual hockey classic for Brian. It is a very touching experience, I am glad to be apart of. I pray for his family and friends. May Brian live forever through all of us.

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