Brian Anthony Fraser, age 20, died on Monday, February 13, 2023. He was born on October 18, 2002, in Detroit, Michigan to Sean and Mary "Mia" (nee: Tiberio) Fraser.
Brian grew up in Grosse Pointe Park and attended St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School and Grosse Pointe South High School. He was currently a sophomore studying Business at Michigan State University and served as President of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Growing up, Brian played numerous sports which he loved. He enjoyed not only the sports themselves but even more his teammates and team comradery. This year would have marked the sixth year of him being a lifeguard at CCD. Brian was a recognized leader and very active within his communities. He could never have too many irons in the fire.
Brian lived his life full of love. He was compassionate, caring and well rounded. Brian enjoyed laughing and having fun with family and friends. He was part of a large extended family and loved to be around everyone whether it was at holiday celebrations, casual gatherings or vacations. Brian was a wonderful son and brother. He had many friends and cherished time spent with them. Brian will not only be remembered for his infectious smile and beautiful blue eyes, but also for enjoying his life in the way all young people should. Brian embraced life and had so much to offer. He will be sorely missed by all those he touched.
Brian is the beloved son of Sean and Mary "Mia". Dear brother of Micaela. Adored grandson of Marianna and the late Francesco Tiberio and Gerry and Maureen Fraser. Cherished godson of Neil (Renee) Fraser. Dear nephew of Felicia (Joe) Tiberia, Frank (Felicetta) Tiberio, Sheelah Fraser, Megan (Kevin) McLoughlin, Liam (Liza) Fraser, the late Anthony Tiberio and the late Kevin Fraser. Brian is also survived by a host of loving cousins, great aunts, and an endless number of devoted friends.
Visitation will take place on Friday, February 17, 2023, from 3 pm to 8 pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. He will lie instate on Saturday, February 18, from 9:30 am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 11 am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brian's name can be made to Children's Hospital of Michigan at www.yourchildrensfoundation.org or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, www.cskdetroit.org/online-donations
Much much AMORE to Mr. & Mrs. Fraser, Micaela and all the relatives from the Tiberio & Fraser families, as well as Brian 's friends. Be kind to one another. Visit one another. Reach out to each other. Stay always close to Mr. Mrs. Fraser and Micaela - they will always need and appreciate greatly your kindness.
We miss you and we love you, Brian. It's not going to be the same without you here, but we will forever treasure the memories we shared together. You will never be forgotten and will always be apart of our family. Until we meet again.
Love, Max and your MSU work family.
As a Phi Delta Theta alumni volunteer and a Province President, I had the great pleasure to work directly with Brain as his small group leader and teacher during the Emerging Leaders Institute held at Miami U (OH) in Aug 2022. I was so excited to learn that Brian had become the President of his chapter at MSU, as he embraced his skills as a leader. And the, I was so deeply saddened when the senseless violence took Brian from us. I extend my sympathy. In coelo quies est.
I'm very sorry what happened to your young,lively,beautiful son,brother,freind and classmate .My heart goes out to him and to thoes who unfortunately lost their lives just trying to get an education.I send my love out to everyone who knew and loved him,He was a freindly loving person with a bright future ,Taken away that ruthlessly ,May we remember how he lived than only how he died,I hope changes are made In schools,and public places to stop the repeated
loss of life .Rest in Peace Brian .He was a wonderful person, and should be remembered by that.
Dear Fraser Family,
As a parent who has endured returning a child to heaven, one would think that I have the correct words to help ease the rawness of your pain. Unfortunately, I do not. Please know that we will continue to pray that the grace and peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding, will guide and comfort you. And that grace, along with the passage of time, will help to soften the sharp edges of your grief. Our hearts are broken for all of you.
Hon. Kathleen Feeney, MSU ‘84
Dearest Fraser Family, you do not know us and we did not know Brian, but we are mourning him, along with the rest of the Spartan community. We cannot imagine the grief and heartbreak you have experienced over the past week and it is our hope that your sorrow will ease over time. Over the past week, we have heard about how much of a fun, caring and brilliant young man he was. How he was a great leader, friend, son and brother. His passing has hit us hard. Our son graduated last May from MSU and it has brought this tragedy close to home and made us reflect on how fragile life can be. We have set flowers in memory of Brian, Alexandria and Arielle at the Sparty statue and have paid our respects to the memorial at “The Rock”. We hope that God’s grace will shine upon your family and grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Please remember that this is but a short separation and that you will be reunited with your precious son one day in heaven.
With deepest sympathy and compassion,
Peter & Melissa DeRoche and family, Lansing MI
I am speechless on what to say. My condolences to the family. I have friends that know Brian and all have stated that he was a remarkable man. Personally, I am a graduate of MSU and a former resident of the state of Michigan. Once I heard of the incident, I became sad. heartbroken. angry. I did watch the funeral on Livestream and cried throughout. I was in Italy when the shooting happened and my phone lit up - I have not had a good night sleep since. One for the first things I did was to light a candle in Florence Italy at the Duomo. It was the least I could do. Again, my condolences.
My prayers are for the comfort, peace (not “please”) and strength of Brian’s family. Sorry for the error.
From what I have read and heard about Brian’s life of unselfishness and service, it seems as if with his passing a bright light has gone out. My sincerest condolences go out to his family as well as my prayers for their comfort, please and strength in the days and years to come.
Dear Fraser family,
The tragic loss of your son and brother has been felt all over the world. The Jakway neighborhood in Benton Harbor was a wonderful place to raise a family and Lake Michigan Catholic school system was a great place to accomplish educational goals, play sports, and make friends. That is where my children -- Stephanie, Rachel, and Joshua Zeller -- shared many years and memories with your younger brother, Liam, and sisters, Megan and Sheela.
The Fraser family was as solid as they come. Maureen and Gerry were great parents and I still remember sharing the cry room at St. Bernard's with your folks and a pool party at your house following the girls 7-10 year old girls softball team winning season. It's no wonder that Brian was such a wonderful son and family member. He had great role models and inspired by you to enjoy every day and make a difference in this world.
Our hearts ache for your loss and his shining star is now a part of our heavenly skies. We pray that God holds all of you and your extended family in his Holy arms and grants you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
With love and prayers,
Marny Petlick Zeller Stuart
Stephanie & Scott Darish
Rachel & Tad Amore
Joshua & Kristin Zeller
Although it is late my thoughts and prayers go out the Fraser family during this your time of sorrow. I watched the funeral mass beautiful St. Paul’s on line. St Paul’s has a special place in my heart as I make sure we visit it each Christmas. Although a sad day, the bright blue morning sky matched Brian’s brilliant blue eyes! God give you all strength! Joe Sant
#…May love reign over evil!
Thank you Lord for the gift of Brian whose ongoing gift of love continues after his death. I am moved by the gift of his eyes in the form of organ procurement. May his gift not only grant physical sight, but also spiritual sight to a world blinded by the darkness of sin causing them to be a lost people.
May his eyes spark the good in all of us and show us how to love as we aught! May his selflessness live on in the hearts of all who are left behind!
There are no words that can be said to ease the pain in this difficult time. I nannied Brian and Micaela the summer of 2008, and I remember him to be an energetic and fun loving boy. He was a great kid and I can only imagine the amazing man that he became. Your family is in my thoughts and my prayers.
Such a beautiful service for such a beautiful young man. It came much too soon though. Out heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your son, brother, grandson, friend and everything he meant to so many . This is the epitome of heartbreaking. We are so incredibly sorry. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Sincere sympathy to your family and friends in the loss of your beautiful son. The Sanborn Family
I'm sorry to hear about your sweet son Brian he will be missed he was a bright young man
Sean, Mia & Micaela- I know no words from me will stem your anguish and grief, but I write to offer my deepest condolences to your family. Your beautiful & miraculous Brian has touched countless hearts, including mine, and I am so very sorry for your staggering loss. Sending love to you all. ❤️
~Myriam Van Steenlandt
I am a professional writer, yet words escape me today. How can I express the depth of sympathy to those of you who have lost such a wonderful young man in such a senseless act that we see most everyday here in America.
I look at his picture and see the loving young man who had much to offer in the years ahead, who loved to have fun but seriously pursued goals he had set for himself.
I grieve with all of you as I think about those who we have lost in The United States because of lack of legislation that can prevent much of this carnage.
I will pray for Brian as well as for all of you, his family and friends.
Thank You for Sharing Brian's Service today. It was absolutely beautiful and it personally brought me much peace as I know it did for everyone. Your son touched so many lives and his job was done on this earth, God had a Bigger and Better plan. May all of the love shown for your beautiful Brian and your Family bring you much peace . I am praying for you!
I have never met Brian or his family but my heart weeps for your loss. We had a vigil at my church, Grosse Pointe Memorial, and many tears were shed for teh loss of these fine, young adults. My thoughts and prayers, though not enough, are with your entire family at this horrific time!
My heart is broken over your loss. I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!
Dear Fraser Family, our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Words cannot convey how incredibly sad and broken we are over your loss. Our prayers will be with your family.
To the Fraser family, you have my deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful son. I met Brian one time, as a friend of my nephew Will. In the two hours I spent with him, he left an indelible impression on me as a caring, funny, lovely young man with an incredible smile and gentle spirit. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and warm memories expressed by all who knew him.
Dearest Fraser Family, I did not know your son but I was an MSU parent and I am forever changed. There are no words as I post this message in tears, that provide the comfort I so wish I could provide to you. From all that I have read in the past several days, Brian exemplified everything a family could be proud of, cherish and hold such hope for all he would have and should have been afforded to achieve in this life.
I pray for peace and comfort for all of you in the days ahead. Please know you are not and will never be alone. Brian’s memory will forever live with all of us.
To the Fraser and Tiberio families, my heart is hurting for you all. No words can heal your pain. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Brandy (Kwaiser) Benkert & Family
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!
Sean, your LMC extended family grieves for you & your family at this most difficult and incomprehensible time.
Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Fraser family. Praying you find peace and can heal from this unimaginable loss. May Brian rest in peace ❤️ Kristie McDonald
Sympathy and love to the Fraser family❤️ Brian& Janis Elchison
To the Fraser Family: We do not know you, but we feel like we do. We want you to know that all our love and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your beautiful son, Brian. He is resting safely in the arms of Jesus and the Angels and is with you always. “May God Bless Brian Always ✝️🙏❤️.” All Our Love & Prayers, Judy & Chuck
im so sorry for your loss. im keeping your family in my thoughts.
Dear Brian, we have know you in Italy for a day only and has been enough to love everything of your person. Your beautiful personality your intelligence your sympathy your elegance and your big education. Together with your loved ones, also the rest of the world has suffered a grave loss.
We are together to Mia, Sean, Micaela and the whole family.
With immense affection Nadia Tiberia, Angelo and Ginevra from Italy
God of all comfort, please be near today. Let your strong presence be felt now and in the coming days. The grief of losing a loved one is so heavy on our heart and mind. I pray that you would come and comfort the family and friends. Wrap them up in your tender love. It pains them to lose someone so close to their heart. They struggle to understand, but I know that you’ve seen all this in times past. And in your wisdom, you have chosen to take their beloved family member/friend at this time and in this way. Embrace them, O God, and speak words of assurance and comfort by the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I am sending all of my best thoughts, wishes, and prayers to you and your family during this challenging time.
I feel lucky to have taught and known Brian at SPCS during his 7th & 8th-grade years. I will forever remember him as a fantastic student and friend to all. He made all of our days brighter through his generosity, harmless pranks, and contagious smile. Brian was so kind, smart, loving, hard-working, and a natural-born leader. I remember him often offering to help clean up after class activities & field trips, checking in on me when I seemed stressed to ask what I could use help with, and always leading others by example.
I was fortunate enough to keep in touch with Brian after his 8th-grade year and it was no surprise to watch him grow up to be a positive role model to others at MSU. Brian was taken from us all much too soon. He has made such an impact on me and so many others around him. I am honored to know Brian and will forever remember him. He holds a very special place in my heart.
Terese Schmidt (McNelis)
Brian was such a bright light in so many lives. May his memory live on forever💗sending your family so much love
On behalf of the Children's Hospital, we are deeply touched by the generous donations we have received in Brian's memory. It is a true testament to what a remarkable young man he was. He will be deeply missed. We are sending our love and prayers to the Fraser family and all who knew Brian.
Fraser family, We did not know your son, but our family here in St Joe have friendship with relations here. Our hearts are broken again at the thought of the terrible loss of your precious son. May God give you all strength and hold you close as you move forward and remember the joy that he shared with you. Prayers for healing and comfort. Mark and Linda Mawhinney
Words to describe our profound sadness over the loss of Brian are wholly inadequate. We are so, so sorry for the Fraser and Tiberio families. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."-Irish expression
Oh Sean, Mia and Micaela - I’m so, so sorry for the loss of your precious Brian. I have no words – just know you are in my thoughts and I’m hugging you with my whole heart.
I don't know the family nor Brian. I pray for the family he left behind specially his sister. My son passed away four years ago; when I saw what happened, I couldn't help but to say May the Lord help all the family to find peace and comfort. There are not enough words to say I'm sorry for your loss. But prayer from Corpus Christi Texas Maricela Mock
My son also had a sister.
My Family send our prayers. May God Bless you all.🕊️😇💔😭🙏🏽
We are so very sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Brian but our Son Jack was a fraternity brother of Brian’s. We are deeply saddened and heartbroken. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, The Fiegl Family
So very sorry for your loss.
I did not personally know Brian or his family, however I wanted to reach out with my condolences. Please know that Brian will be in my prayers as will your family. I pray for the family and MSU students and faculty. There are no words I can say to ease the pain that we all are feeling. Detriot Catholic Central High School alumnus and Wayne State University alumnus.
I Pray for the family and MSU students and faculty. There are no words I can say to ease the pain that we all are feeling. I too have a grandson attending MSU who was there during this horrific time. My heart hurt for this family and especially for Brian. To the family "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path Proverb 3: 5 & 6. Look to Jesus for that peace that surpasses our understanding. Brian Rest In Peace.
I did not personally know Brian or his family, however I wanted to reach out with my condolences. Please know that Brian will be in my prayers as will your family.
Our world lost a great young man. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
There are no words that can describe how truly sorry we are to hear of Brians passing, a life taken too soon. We wish to express our deepest heartfelt condolences to Mia, Sean, Micaela and the whole extended family as we mourn with you all during this difficult time. Sending you all strength and peace during this time of sorrow. May you all find comfort in the loving memories of Brian that you will forever hold in your hearts.
Zia Luisa Evangelisti
Antonietta, John, Matthew and Meagan Lobelio
Jessie, Joe, Luigino Evangelisti
Michelle and Domenic Evangelisti
Jessica and Michael Naughton
Dear Fraser family, our son Brian was a friend and fraternity brother of Brian's. We are heartbroken for you. We did not get a chance to meet your Brian, but are grateful our son had a friend who impacted so many people in such great ways. You are all in our prayers. The Marquardt Family
Joshua and Ann Haberkornhalm and family
Hello. Fraser. Families. And. Many. Friends. Brian. A. Very. Special. Person. And. Son. Friend. He. Will. Be. Live. Forever. In. Our. Spirits. With. A lot. Of. Love ❤️
Hello. Fraser. Families. Also. Many. Friends. Of. Brian. Very. Special. And. Good. Person. Son. And. Friend. He’s Not. Gone. He. Is. Here. In. Our. Spirits
Hello. Brian. Families. And. Friends Many. Um. Brian. It’s. Very. Hard. To. A. Very. Special. Good. Son. And. Friend. It. Isn’t. Easy. But. He. Not. Gone. He. Lives. On. Forever.
Hello. Fraser. Families. And. Many. Friends. Brian. Son. And. Friend. It’s. Just. Very. Hard. To. Lose. A. Son. Also. Brian. He. Not. Gone. Lives. On. Forever
Hello. Fraser. Families. And. A lot. Many. Friends. Um. Losing. A. Son. Or. Friend. It’s. Never. Gonna. Be. That. Easy. But. Brian. He. Not. Gone. The. Spirits. Lives. On. Forever. With. Love
I did not know Brian or your family, but wanted to convey my deepest and sincere sympathy in his tragic death. Know that Brian is looking down upon you all and he is seated at the Lord's side... grant unto him oh lord eternal life and pepitual light shine upon him, may his soul rest with the lord
To the Fraser family, we are heartbroken for all of you. Our family sends love and prayers and our wish is for our Heavenly Father to surround you with his loving arms and to bring peace & comfort today and always……Greg Lisa Schatko & family
( patients of Dr Neil Fraser)
Sean, Mia and Micaela,
There are no words to express how truly heartbroken I am for you and your family. I know we lost touch for many years now, but please know that should you need anything now or in the days to come, don't hesitate to reach out to me. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. While I didn't know Brian, I know both of you, and am sure that he embodied goodness and light with a future brightly filled with promise. Although his time on earth was short, he will live in our hearts forever.
Much love to you all,
Dear Sean, Mia, and Micaela -
My heart is broken for you. You and Brian are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Thank you for sharing Brian through the photos in the video. You can clearly see that in his life he was surrounded by love and he felt every bit of it!
Kris Peterson Petlick
(Long ago neighbor of Sean’s family)
Though many years have passed since our childhood days on Jakway Avenue, my thoughts and prayers…and those of my family…fly across the years and miles to you and yours. May you, and all those who loved Brian, or called him friend, find peace.
Dear Fraser Family, I worked at Assumption Nursery school summer camp many years ago when Brian and Micaela attended as little children but they truly were amongst my favorite children to be with in the afternoons. Even so young, Brian’s vibrant personality and smile were contagious and the love between him and his sister was obvious. I always knew and could tell they came from a home of so much love. I never imagined my father would be playing for his funeral so many years later. As a fellow Spartan, St Paul parishioner and now mother, I have no words to express my sympathy for what you’ve going through. I certainly know God is holding Brian in his arms and he will now be a Guardian angel to us all. My deepest love to you all.
Though words cannot heal, I join everyone who is called to say something in this time of sorrow. We Spartans stand with you in remembering Brian. We pray that you find comfort, somehow, through God's grace. He certainly left a lasting legacy of light and love. May his memory be a blessing.
Sending this precious family so much strength and love during such a horrific time. Sending my deepest condolences from the mother of a Spartan student. A family from Illinois.
As a St Paul and South Alumni I send you my deepest condolences. I’ll be praying for your family and for your dear Brian.
Our hearts ache for your family. Brian was such an amazing human being who’s life was cut short. No words can comfort your loss. Take comfort that you did an amazing job raising a kind son.
Sean, Mia and the Fraser family. No words can provide comfort for the loss of your son Brian. We did not get to meet Brian but know he was a special, kind and loving person much like his parents. May you find comfort in knowing that Brian is in Gods arms and he is smiling at Brian. Out thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult days.
Mary and the rest of the Fraser family our hearts and prayers are with you. Mary’s and I were part of the BASF family for many years. The Wolverines weep for our Spartan brethren this week. May to road rise up the meet you and may god hold you in the palm of his hand.
Our thought and prayers go out to the Fraser family of your beautiful son Brain. I have a niece at MSU she new Brain and Brandy said Brain was always kind and had a big heart. May Brain rest in peace. Brain is in Gods arm . Beverly and Grant Sharp Alexandria Virginia
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