Alyssa Nicole Brannigan

July 7, 1990 - September 5, 2020

Alyssa Nicole Brannigan, 30 a Cape Coral resident for 13 years, former resident of Ronkonkoma, New York passed away on September 5, 2020. She was born on July 7, 1990 in New York City, New York.

Alyssa had an infectious smile that would light up a room. She was an extremely talented woman and her creativity crossed over into so many areas.  Art was a passion of hers from a very young age. Year after year she had her art on display at her schools yearly Art Fairs.  Alyssa also had the voice of an angel.  At a very young age it became apparent to her family that she was interested in all things theatrical.  She would watch musicals over and over until she could sing every word from every song.

Several years after moving to Florida she became active in her church.  She volunteered for the ministries, mentored youth, and helped out with the younger children at Vacation Bible School. Her faith was at the forefront of all she did, her new passion had become Christian music. 

Alyssa loved with every ounce of her being.  She was the type of person that anyone could go to at any time and she would do whatever she could in her power to help.  Her heart was in all she did for so many.

She is survived by her parents, Patrick and Dawn; sister, Danielle; nieces, Kailyn and Lyvia; her Nanny and Poppy, Grandma Brannigan; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Our hearts are heavy with grief, but the faith she had in her walk with Jesus brings peace over us. Fly my sweet one, we know you are singing with the angels.

A Celebration of Life for Alyssa will be held on Saturday October 3, 2020 at 10:00 am at Cape Christian, 2110 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral, Florida 33991.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Linda Gerardi Sep 24, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Alyssa‘s sweet spirit was lovely and brought a smile to everyone who spent even a few minutes with her. When touring art programs her love of all things art resonated everywhere we went. She is unique and her passing leaves a space that cannot be filled.

  2. Leslie, Jerry and Dani DePaolis Sep 24, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Living next door to Alyssa, we got to experience her upbeat personality and beautiful smile and laughter. She was always running into or out of the house rushing to go somewhere. You could feel her energy. We are very saddened by her loss and pray her family’s tears are replaced with joyful memories.

  3. Danielle Brannigan-Dickey Sep 24, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Alyssa, I love you and miss you so much. A few weeks ago I told you about my first memory. Like I had told you a few times before. The day I met you after you were born. I remember looking down at you, 4 years old and knowing I was a big sister now, and it was my job to protect you. Sometimes I succeeded and sometimes I failed and I am sorry for that. You always su h a beautiful heart and soul, and when kids started targeting you, I taught you to be a fighter. Let`s just say you know I didn’t wanna get into a fight with you anymore. I’ll never forget daddy feedi g you ice cream for the first time and you would shi er and make this face, but you wanted more and more, so cute. When you found the Lord and started walking with Jesus I was always rolling my eyes, or saying turn off that Jesus Music. You planted a seed in my life that changed it forever. Your routine of singing your heart out to worship music while getting a shower and makeup on has become a routine of mine, funny how I was quick to say stop it and now I’m just like you. You were always there for me qhen I was out in the world making bad choices. You brought me to meet Pastor Dan and brought me to church. You never gave up on me. Ill never forget when you picked me up from a gas station at 4am, and we talked about God Nd sang worship songs for hours. I lifted my hands in worship while singing and got baptized in the Holy Spirit. I thought i had gone crazy, speaking in tongues. You didn’t interrupt. And afterwards told me that a beautiful thing had just happened and my life would be changed. And you were right. One of the most important t days in my spiritual life and you were with me. Im thankful for that. I’ll always remember our connection, we were like twins with some things. Like we could read each others minds. We’d drive around listen to music, make up our own song. Hang out all morning as if we were a real life musical singing about what were doing, or spending the day talking in accents. We were always kids together no matter how old we got. I love the way you loved my girls. And how you tried to help me when I brought Kailyn home from the hospital. You walked i. And Kay was asleep on my chest and I was sleeping and you whispered “Dani” I woke up startled and all I could say was “don’t tell mom”. When we found out about your RA I remember crying saying why not me, You were the talented one, artistic, a good girl. I wanted to trade places with you. You’d ask me to paint and I’d pai t a stick figure and be like thats it thats all I got. But now you’ve inspired me and I paint. I like to think you are painting through me now. You gave me the greatest gift in the world, and not just by being my sister, but planting that spiritual seed that changed my life. I grieve for the things we will not do together. I imagine what it would be like doing ministry work with you. So I’ve decided to live a life that would make you proud because I know you are with me. We always talked about getting Tom and Jerry tattoos. And after finding one I. The internet and getting it priced, and raising the money for it, that same day I went to Mom and Dads, and Mo handed me a folder. It was the Tom and Jerry tattos you drew for us. With a saying “A sister is part of your childhood you never lose”. Those tattoos you drew up and that saying in your handwriting will be across my heart forever. So everything I do in life you will be right there with me. I thank you for leading me to Jesus and receiving Salvation because I know you are in Heaven with Him, and one day we will sing together and worship together, and live in peace and love. I still can’t believe you are gone and some days are harder than others, and then I remember I dont need to ever say goodbye, just see you soon. You have impacted so many, and those you impacted impact others. Im continuing to teach Kailyn about Jesus, and told her that you taught me about Him. Last night she called and asked if we could pray to Jesus because missed you. And we did. She’s reading her children’s Bible. You not only impact lives. You have lead souls to Salvation. I have your pictures everywhere in my room. And I sleep with your old grey sweater. I thank God I got to have you as my sister, even though this heartbreak is unbearable. I know you comfort me though. Up there with Jesus, intercepting for us. I hope you know how sorry I am for any time I failed you, and i hope you know now just how much I love you, in case you didn’t know when you were here. See you soon seester. Love you always.

  4. Danielle Brannigan-Dickey Sep 24, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    One of my favorite pictures

  5. Danielle Brannigan-Dickey Sep 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Christmas Eve, the year we spent together, just you and I. And then the next day made out own Christmas Dinner, spiral ham, mashed potatoes. Ill always cherish that Christmas Eve. And how you always stood by me, even of you stood alone

  6. Momma Sep 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Baby girl, where do I begin? You came into my life on my 26th birthday. You were the happiest child I had ever known. We had a bond that was so strong and you had this way of bringing the best out in everybody you met. I am so sorry I gave you that gene that caused you so much pain and struggles. I am so proud that you didn’t lose your faith in the end because it is what keeps me going day to day. There will never be a day that my heart will not long to hold you and hear you sing. But…the pain is now gone. I love you to the moon and back precious one.

  7. SHARON DE FENDINII Sep 25, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Such as beautiful girl. You had a gift that is so special. You will always be in our hearts. My heart is broken and I will miss you. I know you are up in heaven singing with that amazing voice of yours. Wish you didn’t have to go so soon. Love you always Aunt Sharon

  8. Tom Chappell Sep 26, 2020 at 11:26 am

    So sorry for your unimaginable loss ! My prayers are with you !

  9. Huse Family Sep 26, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Alyssa.

    Our hearts are truly broken to hear such a beautiful soul is no longer here with us.

    Our family sends our deepest condolences to Pat, Dawn, Danielle and family.
    Our hearts are with you during this devastating time.

    – The Huse Family
    Billy, Stephanie, Cheryl & Donna

  10. Sharon LaPage Sep 27, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

  11. Dawn Brannigan Oct 22, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    It is over a year and I am just getting through your room. Most difficult thing ever…who am I to decide what was important to you..I prayed really hard and I feel like you are with me through this. I miss you so much. I love you

  12. Dawn Brannigan Apr 12, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Alyssa I hope you were there to greet Poppy. He planted a orange tree in your honor in his yard so we could toast with a screwdriver to you. I will make sure we get to toast both of you. I love you baby girl. Hold tight on top poppy.

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