Allison Marie Beal

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Allison Marie Beal

July 20, 1979 - July 20, 2018

Media, PA Allison Marie Beal, of Media, Pennsylvania, passed away of a sudden illness at her home on July 20, 2018, the day of her 39th birthday.
She was born in Ellsworth, Maine, to Barbara (Kasnic) Beal and Leon E. Beal, Jr. While an impressively hefty baby herself at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, her twin sister, Amy, was not to be outdone at 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Allison grew from an enormous infant into a beautiful woman with a larger-than-life personality, an incredible amount of empathy, and boundless enthusiasm.
Allison packed a tremendous amount into her 39 years. After discovering a passion for acting in high school, she went on to get her BFA at Emerson College, and then moved to Los Angeles to act and model. Her life changed course from acting to substance abuse counseling, and she received her Master's degree from Nova Southeastern University, practicing in eastern Pennsylvania for the past seven years.
In between career stops, she campaigned tirelessly for marriage equality, fought for animal rights with PETA, collected (and distributed) needy cats, ran with pitbulls at Providence Animal Center, completed in an ultramarathon in Costa Rica, roped reluctant friends into triathlons, tried every form of yoga imaginable, traveled to South Africa solo, and journeyed to India to celebrate her remarkable achievement of 10 years of sobriety.
If there's one mantra that Allison lived by, it's this: It's never too late to be who you want to be. She took up surfing at 38. She returned to acting after 18 years. Upon the birth of her nephews, she became The. Best. Aunt. Ever.
She followed these passions with inspiring conviction, grace, humor, and kindness. She is so loved and will be so very missed.
Allison leaves behind her parents, Lee and Barbara, of Macungie, PA; her sister, Amy Beal and husband, Brian McCormick of Coopersburg, PA; her brother, Scott Beal and wife, Leigh of Pelham, NY; her two most beloved nephews, Henry Beal and Graham McCormick; and countless treasured relatives, friends, and colleagues.
The Beal family will receive friends at the Monteux House (1461 US Route One in Hancock) on Sunday, August 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 6, at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063, ProvidenceAC.org.
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Jim Michaud
Jul 31, 2018
I wish to extend to you my deep and sincere condolences, at this time surrounding the passing of a very beautiful woman. While I never knew her personally, the fact that she was a fellow partaker of the gift of sobriety, and a lover of animals, makes me feel that I have known her for a long time. My heart goes out to you at this time of the departure of one so special.
Jerriann Alexander Archer
Jul 31, 2018
I’m so very sorry for your loss. I hope the wonderful memories your family has made in the past will bring you comfort.
Beverly Johnston
Jul 31, 2018
I shall always remember Allison as a bright and shining star. My thoughts are with all of her family and friends with sympathy and caring.
Joel Dougherty
Jul 31, 2018
I didn't know Allison but I've known many like her. She seemed to have lived life on her terms and found the strength to move forward when the same obstacles might have crippled others. She lived her life large and flamed out quick...just as it was meant to be. And the lasting impression she left on others everywhere she went was all part of the plan. Obviously, those around her were made better by knowing her.