Michael Patrick Allingham, 18, passed away in his home in Holmdel on the night of May 15. From the time he could walk and talk, Mikey was a special young man with the biggest of hearts. He had an unwavering devotion to animals throughout his entire life, being a dedicated worker for Little Bit Farms in Howell and Camp Bow-Wow in Eatontown, volunteering through the Monmouth County SPCA and Action for Animals at CBA, committing to being a vegan, and being a pet owner himself with his dog, Buster, and his four bunnies. Aside from caring for animals, the remainder of Mikey’s time was usually spent working on the yearbook where he was Editor-in-chief for the past three years at CBA, volunteering at the Red Bank Charter School, participating on the Varsity Mock Trial, or listening to his favorite artist and role model, Katy Perry.
Mikey had a smile that lit up any room and such passion that anyone he met knew he would continue to change the world for the better.
Michael was a 2012 graduate of Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, and then went on to graduate in the Christian Brothers Academy class of 2016. He would have gone on to Loyola Marymount University to begin his first semester in the Fall of 2016.
He is survived by his loving parents, William and Andrea, older siblings William and Lauren, grandparents William and Patricia, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who has offered their love, support, and sympathies over the past week.
Michael was laid to rest in a private family ceremony at Holmdel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Michael’s memory to the Monmouth County SPCA, PO Box 93, 260 Wall St, Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org. This organization was very special to Michael.
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