Allie Rose Zambito

June 22, 1995June 21, 2019

Obituary for Allie Rose Zambito

A for Amazing: “Our Amazing Allie”

Allie Rose Zambito led an extraordinary life, filled with love, laughter, family, and friends. She impacted all she met in her short time, and left a lasting legacy behind that will be carried on in her memory.

Family and friends were a fundamental part of Allie’s daily life, and during her 24 years she was often found on the beach surrounded by those she cared about most. She loved to watch the sunsets in Barnegat Light, NJ, and although she technically grew up in Bayville, NJ, Allie always claimed BL as her home. Her parents, Ed and Linda Zambito, sister, Jennie (Zambito) Ivey, brother-in-law, Bill Ivey, and nieces Zoie and Sophie Ivey, along with love of her life, Patrick Teevan will continue to soak up the sun, jump the waves, and watch the sunsets as Allie would have done.

M for Motivation: “Just one more rep”

Allie was a true competitor, both on and off the playing field. She could often be found in the gym, with a heavier, deeper squat than most. She pushed her ability to perform, and loved to compete in team sports and running, completing two half-marathons. Allie always motivated others to be physically active, and push for just “one more rep”. Whether it be helping create a workout plan, playing through the pain, or simply encouraging others to make time for themselves, Allie was dedicated to practicing what she preached.

A for Academics: “Sleep more than you study, study more than you party, and party as much as you can”

Allie was remarkably intelligent, and worked diligently to learn and prepare for her future to the best of her ability. She excelled as an Exercise Science student at High Point University where she finished her Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017 with a 3.99 GPA, which irritated Allie to no end. She strived for greatness, balancing two undergraduate research projects and presentations at national conferences, a heavy course load, and an understanding of balance between hard work and fun. Allie refused to remain on the sidelines, and led with passion and dedication in her leadership roles including President of the Exercise Science Club, Academic Chair of HPU’s ZTA Chapter, and coordinated two wellness 5K runs to benefit D-Up, an after school recreational program for children to teach healthy eating and activity habits.

With fervent excitement, Allie started school at the University of Delaware in pursuit of her doctorate of physical therapy degree. Despite the rigorous coursework and demands of a challenging program, Allie’s high standards for personal success and completion of her degree goals led her to inspiring mentors, supportive friends, and the end goal of improving patient’s lives through physical therapy. She served as the Graduate Student Senator for the College of Health Sciences and Department of Physical Therapy, aiding in opening lines of communication between students and faculty. Allie completed her Masters of Science in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science in 2018 and was only 6 months away from completing the degree requirements for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The outcome of her hard work was evidenced by her enthusiasm in discussing her patients and their progress.

Z for Zealous: “I’m always up for happy hour”

Starting at a young age, Allie’s love for food was evident. Her appetite was impressive, and unrivaled by her love for ice cream and rainbow sprinkles. Her Dad always said she could eat like a 300 lb man, but thankfully her physique did not reflect it. She loved her Momma’s cooking, with food so good it was “almost criminal”. Allie loved gathering with friends to eat, drink and be merry – no matter the time of day.

I for Illuminate: “She’s our shining star”

Allie loved to make people laugh and lighten the mood, with a well placed sarcastic comment, wise crack, or joke she could instantaneously brighten any room. She was gifted with the ability to know the right thing to say at the right time, and was exactly what everyone needed to hear. Her love for life was expressed through her consistent happiness and readiness for a dance party at a moments notice. She fought fiercely for those she loved, and always had a tactful comment to illuminate the reality of a situation. Her colorful language was appreciated by her friends, family and peers, but perhaps not so much by the professional sector.

N for Network: “Best friends talkin’ bout the memories we made”

The social butterfly, life of party, and highlight of any gathering, Allie loved to spend time with her large network of friends. She made lasting friendships from her childhood at Clara B. Worth Elementary School (Bayville, NJ), Central Regional Middle School (Bayville, NJ), and the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (Manahawkin, NJ). During her time as a student at High Point University (High Point, NC), Allie was active in Zeta Tau Alpha and loved throwing the crown when she was first initiated. While a student at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE), Allie made steadfast friendships with her classmates, faculty, and patients fortunate enough to learn, work, and practice alongside of her. Allie’s light shined brighter than the sun when she was with her friends in Barnegat Light and her adopted family, the Harrisons.

G for Grace: “I want the world to know…I want to pass it on”

Allie was incredibly elegant, humble, and poised. She carried herself with confidence and a great outfit. Her beauty and grace shone from the inside out and she would encourage others to highlight the best qualities about themselves. Allie would want for others to live as she lived, and pass on their love to fullest extent. Thus, in lieu of flowers please help the Zambito Family create a scholarship in Allie’s honor to be used to help others complete their pursuit of a physical therapy doctorate. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to Wells Fargo Advisors and mail to Kathleen A. Browning Sheridan, Esq. PC, 382 West 9th Street, Suite 6, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. Please note on the check “Allie Zambito Scholarship”.

A celebration of life for Allie will be held from 4:30-6pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019 on 25th Street beach in Barnegat Light, NJ, 08006. In the case of rain, we will gather on June 30th.

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The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ was entrusted with the arrangements


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 29, 2019


Allie Rose Zambito

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Annette Andriuli

June 26, 2020

My husband Frank asked me to share this wonderful memory he has of Allie. Whenever we visited with Allie's family, she always made him feel welcome. Even though he was only the husband of her Aunt Annette, she would go to him and talk, ask questions and tell him what was going on in her life. It still brings tears to his eyes when he remembers her kindness, and how she never treated him like a stranger. We both love her and miss her.

Lynn Hoffman

June 23, 2020

You will always be near and never ever forgotten, Another Angel to look down on us all.

Karen Filik

June 22, 2020

Allie remembering you today as we drive down Rt95 heading to SC. The trip I made with you and Eugene will always be one of my fond ones. Listening to comedians and laughing till we cried! It made that long drive to Myrtle Beach so much easier.
Allie we think of you so often , we will always remember you with a smile and feel the loss of your beautiful spirit. ❤️

Jon and Mary Hess

July 15, 2019

Ed, Linda, Jennie & family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. There is no pain greater than the loss of a child. Allie was a beautiful young lady and will always be remembered and loved by all who knew her.

Jon & Mary Ellen Hess

Mike/Julie and family Cotnoir

July 10, 2019

We are deeply saddened on Allie’s passing. She was a wonderful person, great leader, athlete, role model, and good friend to our family....especially Haley. She was a true inspiration to all she touch and so brilliant. What an amazing HPU Field hockey player and teammate !! She was always smiling and laughing. Our sincerest condolences to her family and friends, and she will always be in our prayers.

Patti Ryan

July 2, 2019

I am heartbroken and ever so sad to hear of Allie’s passing. My deepest condolences to her loved ones. We worked together at Pyour Core and she was a pleasure to be with, always smiling and laughing. We had good times at work and always enjoyed seeing her return workout visits when she was home for vacation. Prayers and peace from Beach Haven.

Ruth and Dave Fallon

June 30, 2019

Our hearts are broken for your loss, Linda, Ed and Jennie. We didn't get the opportunity to meet your Allie and, sadly, that is our loss. The words of family and friends show her to be an amazing young woman. Dance with joy in the clouds, beautiful girl, while those who knew you remember you with love and laughter!

Linda & Frank Petronzio

June 29, 2019

Dearest Friends,
No words can express the deep pain of the last week. My heart has been so heavy for you. Despite the great loss, you, Ed and Jennie have done all you could to make it through your grief. Allie would be so proud of all of you as you plan a great memorial for her extraordinary life. Some people just make this world a better place!
We love you and will be here for you for whatever you need. Please know that we have been praying for your comfort and peace.
We have been honored to be called Aunt and Uncle to your girls. We love you. We will always remember with you, your magnificent daughter. We don't have to ask, "Where's Allie", because we know she is with Jesus, waiting for you.
Linda and Frank

Lauren Zappone

June 28, 2019

I am so sorry to the whole Zambito family for their loss. You said it perfectly when you said Allie’s light shined brighter than the sun. She was an amazing teammate, classmate and friend and I am so thankful I had the time that I did with her. ❤️

Anita Guadagno

June 28, 2019

Mr & Mrs Zambito my heart is so saddened for your loss. I can still remember Allie in first grade with her big smile and bright eyes. It was a pleasure to watch your beautiful daughter grow through the years at CBW and then get to know her more personally through the Harrison‘s. She was always so mature and engaged with everyone from the babies up to the adults. Covering you in many prayers. God Bless Allie 💕🙏🏻