Allyson Brett Dunleavy

Allyson Brett Dunleavy, 47, of Maitland, passed away March 24th, 2024, peacefully in her beautiful home surrounded by her loving husband, mother, and dear friend.

Beloved wife of Nick Dunleavy; cherished daughter of Alana Newman and fathers Davis Newman (late) and Bruce Lungstrom (Dawn); sister to Jody Newman Coleman (late), loving daughter-in-law to Al and Diane Howe; sister-in-law to Marty Krasilczuk (Chris). A niece to many and a cousin to many more. Best friend to Rebecca Shaffer, Tracy Sterns, Chad Manning and so many special people.

To say Allyson was a treasure understates all that she meant to us. Allyson was a beautiful soul, a woman of unwavering strength and unforgettable laughter. She was quirky, funny, loving, irreverent and unwilling to be bound by anything but her desire to be her unique self – which we all saw and cherished. Allyson was born in Elk Grove Village, Illinois on June 24, 1976. She grew up in Frankfort, Illinois and thrived in her youth group at Salem Baptist Church. She graduated from Lincoln-Way High School, received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Art in 3 years and attended graduate school at University of Central Florida.

Her personal and professional accomplishments are to be admired. For the last 20 years, Allyson’s professional passion was with Cheney Brothers, as a food broker. And while she was heralded for her many individual achievements, it was her commitment to her clients and the people on her team she cared for deeply is how she’ll be remembered. Personally, Allyson’s life forever changed at Rio Pinar Country Club where she met Nick.

Allyson’s beautiful smile, her laugh and her brown eyes captured him. Together they shared many friendships, moments full of laughter and wonderful memories. Nick and Allyson married on September 25th, 2015. Their deep love of family, friends, traveling, and cooking helped to create a life well-lived. Especially with their cat, Marmalade. Allyson’s fight against brain cancer lasted more than five years.

Even during the hardest days, her spirit never broke, and her resilience always allowed her to give the very best she had to those around her. In her last weeks, Allyson was appreciative of all the time spent with those she knew and loved.

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