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By: Na Leo Pilimehana

Saturday, May 7, 2005

From: Laura Nottebaum
Date: May 07, 2005
Time: 06:54 PM

To follow is the Eulogy given at her Funeral.

I have never given an Eulogy before but it is my understanding that you share a little bit about the person and maybe some personal memories, so here it goes.

"Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow."

I met Brittany Star Curcio just after she turned 4. She was so little with these huge eyes and a voice that sounded exactly like Elmo. To this day I cannot watch an episode of Sesame Street without thinking of her.

Brittany was an energetic girl with a contagious smile and piercing blue eyes. Though her time here on this earth was cut tragically short, her life was full and rich with experiences, love, laughter, family and dear friends.

She was very fun and creative, whether it be playing some kind of game. Like when she took off the door to one of those playhouses and she and my daughter Morgan would sit on it and slide down the stairs and crash into the wall or when she had discovered another creation she made with cheese, man that girl loved cheese! Fortunately her love for cheese outlived her love for the Spice Girls. ;)

She was very giving and generous at heart giving of things and of herself, traits I know she inherited from her mother. Whether it was burning CD’s for her friends and family or teaching her sister Baylee a new cheer move. Children were drawn to her. She just had this magnetic personality. And after being with her, for either a few minutes or days at a time, you left smiling or maybe even shaking you head sometimes thinking, “That Brittany” but you never left sad.

She was goofy and girly and loved dressing up, playing with makeup, dancing around, TALKING ON THE PHONE, shopping, instant messaging, just hanging out with the people she loved. She would do whatever it would take to make you smile or cheer you up and if she said she was your friend, she meant it with all of her being.

I think we all search, long for, and yearn for unconditional love and acceptance from our peers, family, co-workers, whomever we encounter and value in our lives. She had that from the ones that loved her the most and she’s living it in heaven with God and his angels that celebrated her arrival that Sunday morning. Brittany had a heart for Jesus, she loved him, believed in him and will now spend all eternity with him.

She would not want us to cry or be sad for more than a moment because Brittany would want us to laugh, smile, and to hold her memory close during this difficult time and always.

I think if Brittany could speak to you all one last time she would tell you she loves you - she would mean it. She would tell you to make good choices, choices that would please God. And when you look up to heaven know that she’s looking down at you too, watching you, walking with you and praying for you.

It’s been an honor Brittany, watching you grow into such a special, unique, charismatic, loving young woman who we will forever hold dear in our hearts.

From: Ariel
Date: May 07, 2005
Time: 05:07 PM


I wasn't very close to Brittany but i miss her dearly. and I know she is watching over all her family and friends, just yesturday something made me want to look at my name in the front of my spanish book, and right above mine is hers.

<3 everyone loves you <3 rest in peace <3

From:: Sarah
Date: May 07, 2005
Time: 01:07 PM

i never new brittany, but my friend sent me something on myspace that said :

just remember how important ur life is and it can be taken away at any moment so live life to the fullest. Its a crazy world

if u want an example look at this

so i went to the website and i found out about brittany. she was a very beautiful girl and i can tell just by looking at her that she was sweet, funny, smart and had a plan for her life. i don't know what the cause of brittany's death was exactly, all i know was that she was in a car accident or something like that but it still makes me sad that something so horrible happened to someone so young and beautiful.

all though i never knew brittany and i dont know her family, she will always be in my heart and her family will always be in my prayers.



fFrom: Katelyn "Fries" Williams
Date: May 07, 2005
Time: 12:24 PM


Brittany- There are so many things I want to say but I would need miles and miles of websites to fill it all.

I loved the way you would have so much energy even when it was like 7:00 in the morning....You had such a joy for life. What I miss the most is your smile, you could light up a dark room and make everybody stare.

You used to jump on me during break and tell me that i was the coolest Freshman in the world... You were one of my best friends and you will always have a place in my heart. Please watch over me as i go through this wacky life, with you, always at my side. I hope you know that you were loved by so many.

You will be greatly missed but always remembered as the wackiest Sophomore!

I love you will all my heart. Keep us safe


From: David Root
Date: May 07, 2005
Time: 11:24 AM


As I read the article in the Union-Tribune, I wish to state that all of you should be proud of what Brittany has done. I am one who will not judge on this mistake because so many of us have done this, but it is a tragedy that death had to happen.

But I commend you for celebrating her life, and I am a Little Italy resident who has seen so many great things going on at Rancho Bernardo High School. I tell folks here, as well as around the world, that Rancho Bernardo High School is a paramount example of what a high school should be.

Great folks like Brittany do help Rancho Bernardo shine, and I will tell folks that this mistake is something that is no worse than some of the things that they have done in their lives. To her family: you are to be commended for doing this.


David Root
Little Italy
and supports great schools like Rancho Bernardo