ALLSOPP Brittany W., of Plymouth, July 17, age 17 years, beloved daughter of Alan Allsopp and his wife Barbara of Plympton and Sandra (Robertson) Allsopp and her companion Barry Woods of Plymouth; loving sister of Adam Allsopp and his companion Jamie Liddell of Plymouth, and Christopher Allsopp and his wife Shannon of Carver; loving granddaughter of Warren and Sally Robertson of Carver; stepsister of Deborah Maroney of Norwell, Donna Barboza of Plympton, Diane Campbell of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Walter Dunbar of Ashland; best friend of Samantha Zinsius-Costa of Plymouth and David Murphy of Plympton. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St., Rt. 106, Kingston. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Plympton. Visiting hours on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Brittany's memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 265, Boston, MA 02117, Star Creations Theater, P.O. Box 975, Manomet, MA 02345, My Turn Inc., 156 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301, or Mass. General Hospital Blood Drive, 55 Fruit St., GRJ-148, Boston, MA 02114.
Please share your fondest memory of Brittany in this space.
We will be sharing these memories with other Starcreations members and her family.
Our love and support is with you during this time.
We know Brittany will be smiling hearing your recollections of such wonderful memories.
|Sama 2006-07-22 11:31:10|
Brittany....you have no idea....i love you sooo much and i always wanted you to be as happy as you could be! what am i suppose to do now that you arent here? there's no one i can pick on to say don't wear the godamn eyeliner and complaining about cutting and dying your hair. That's who you were though and i loved it. You were the big sister I never had...you're gone too soon, it's not fair. There are soo many memories i could put up here but I can't. They were always just between me and you, why spoil it now? I know you are up there watching over all of us and you probably think we're so stupid right now haha. I Miss you sooooo much. It's definitely not going to be the same doing plays anymore without you, a big chunk will always be missing, but we'll always save a spot just for you =]
Behave yourself up there...I love you always. Watch over me and don't let me do anything stupid ;p
Your Sister Sama <3
|Antony 2006-07-22 19:17:42|
|hey kid what can i say you where a sweet girl whenever i walked into the rec center youd be the first there waiting for a hug your gonna be missed|
|Christian 2006-07-22 20:45:31|
|Brittany I'll always remember when I first met you at Cordage park, you were so friendly, friendly enough to even talk to me the "security guard". Im glad that I was able to get to know you and everyone else there, those were fun nights and I wish there were more of them, I would let you guys do pretty much anything lol. The thing I regret the most is that I was not able to see you or everyone else as much in the past year. Rest in peace my friend, I will never forget you.|
|Angela Hamblin 2006-07-22 23:23:48|
Sandy, Barry, Alan and the rest of the Family.
There is nothing I can say at this point to ease your pain. I wish there was. I can't recall a production that Britt didn't do...she was always so involved and willing.I am sorry that I cannot be there. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Another angel has received her wings. She is with you always...Love, Angela
|Rachel 2006-07-23 02:09:39|
|Brit- I have known you and Sama since you were little and it just doesnt seem right. You were such an awesome person who was always willing to help other people. I want you to know that I will think of you as an inspiration. I miss you. My thoughts are with Sandy and the rest of your family.|
|Jessica souther 2006-07-23 10:19:02|
Brittany I miss you and always will.I remember the times I had to stay at your house for a few hours because my dad was going to meetings and I miss that.I hope you are truly happy up there.
|jessie 2006-07-23 10:27:06|
|"I love you Brittany"- I"ll keep on saying that forever because I always will... You are a beautiful soul, a joyful spirit and a lovely angel. Guide all of us, especially your Mom and Sama-they are the most lost without you. "May your memory always be a blessing"|
|Ben Souther 2006-07-23 13:23:29|
Whenever I went to the rec center, Brittany would always be the first (usually the only) one to break away from the other teen-agers, come over, and offer a hello and hug.
"Hey Ben, How the Hell are you" were always the words.
Her self confidence and respectful outgoingness are clear signs of excellent upbringing.
You couldn't have done a better job raising her.
I hope to do half as well with my own.
|Ashley Green 2006-07-23 14:11:04|
We will miss you Brittany, your talent and beauty will live on because it has touched and inspired all of us at Starcreations. I am so fortunate to have watched you grow up, and I know now that you will always be smiling down on us. I love you and you will forever be close to my heart.
My condolences, I am very sorry for your loss. You did an amazing job bringing up such an incredible girl, and I will always be here if you need me. You always acted as a mother to all of us, and for that I am extremely grateful. I love you very much.
|Debbie & Shauna 2006-07-23 14:35:07|
Brit: God Bless and Rest in Peace. God has truly just received an angel. Keep watch over all of us to do the right things on this earth until we meet again.
Sandy: You're an awesome lady and did a hell of job raising such a unique young woman, she was truly special to all who met her, and will be forever in our hearts. I remember her working with Shauna on one of her first plays, and Shauna was so shy and bashful, and Brit approached Shauna and asked her to keep her voice down, HAHA. Always the joker, but more so, a loving friend to all.
|jessica costello 2006-07-23 18:27:04|
Even though you were only my assistant director one time in "America's Tallest Tales". I will miss you. You were awesome and I'm very sad that you're gone.
|Ariel 2006-07-23 20:42:10|
Omg. I don't know where to start. This happened so suddenly, it still hasn't fully hit me that your gone.... but when it does its gunna hit hard. You were always so nice to me and I appreciate it so much.Its gunna be hard doing the plays with out you, you were an amazing performer. I'm gunna miss that. And I remember all the games you me and Rebecca played. Whether we were lions or dragons we always had a blast.Its a shame we grew out of them. I'm gunna miss you soooo much!
~Love you always~
|Kevin 2006-07-24 09:46:29|
|Britt, you were taken from us way too soon; but I'm glad there is another beautiful angel looking out for all of us. I will never forget the laughs backstage before every show, Spoon River song, The Oz Posse, and of course Phantom. I'll miss you so much so keep shining with the stars so we will always know you're there. 1-4-3, God Bless.|
|Marie 2006-07-24 17:32:00|
You were always so much fun to be around when I didn't know anyone else. You were so excepting to me when I did my first play with you guys; and really made me feel welcome and like I fit in. You had such a sence of humor and made the play risible. I'll miss you and every wonderful thing you did. And thank you so much Brittany, you were the best!
|Maya 2006-07-24 20:26:52|
I'll miss you soooooo much! You were a really good, kind, and sweet person, and you left way to soon. You were like a sister to everyone. It deffinitly won't be the same without you their. Rest In Peace.
|Kevin & Rachael Kenneally 2006-07-24 21:37:30|
Brittany, we just felt that the need to post another message. There's so much to say that we would take up all the space. What we remember most coming to the theatre all the time is being greeted by your smiles and how are yous. You came so far and got better and better as a performer and there's no limit as to how far
you would have gone. Sandie did such a wonderful job raising such a fine daughter and giving person. Kev and I cherish your friendship and we thank you so much for letting us be a part of your life. We love you, we will miss you, and you are never far from our hearts and minds. God protect you and your family always.
Love, Kevin and Rach
Spoon River, Spoon River is calling you home.
|Amy Kraskouskas 2006-07-24 22:20:14|
|I just wanted to say I was terribly shocked and saddened by the news of Brittany's Death. I will always remember Brittany great warmth and humor. Sandy please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Also to the entire cast of Beauty and The Beast I know how horrible this must be coming only a few weeks before performance. Brittany I always saw you as my little sister you never ever failed to make me laugh and Surprise me with your wonderful performances your spirit will truly be missed.|
|Lisa 2006-07-25 00:28:29|
Dearest Friends, Sandi, Barry, Alan, Terri, Sama, and above all my dearest Brittany,
Because of emotion, it was impossible to share all of the feelings and memories that I would have liked to today at the funeral. This message is to you just as much as Brittany. I hope you find some solace and comfort in my thoughts.
I met Brittany when I brought Samantha to audition for a play at PBT. I had been involved in the theater there myself as a child. I met an outspoken, chain-smoking mother on the outer deck and we watched through the doorway (parents, aunties not allowed!) as Geronimo snapped, “if you are not old enough to sit still in a chair, you are not old enough to be in the theater!” to the then 3 and barely 5 year old Sama and Brittany. They sat still but kept communicating to each other through devilish grins and sparkling eyes. They got cast in the show; and, if I remember correctly, stole it as any lil’ one should. They learned to stay still, but learned a love of theater and gained the start of a life long friendship as well. They never stopped casting those glances to each other and always knew what the other was thinking. Soon Terri became Brittany’s second mom, Nana Brittany’s Nana (and all of yours of course) and Sandi’s Mom. I followed in as Auntie Lee-Lee when Brittany wasn’t rolling her eyes at me as director.
When Terri asked me to direct, I accepted mainly to work with these two little munchkins and spend time with my sister. One play soon turned into a hundred, and many of you have stolen my heart as endearingly as Brittany did. My favorite moments are many, and each has left me with a lifetime of smiles. I was so happy to see all of you even on such a sad day. I am so proud of each and every one of you and am thankful that I have been even a small fraction of your lives. I know Sandy, Barry, and Alan were so thrilled to have you there, the StarCreations family, as their support.
I hope that you appreciate the relationships that you have formed through this theater and it helps you through this emotional time. As I stated today at the funeral, I have seen Brittany shed many tears over the years. Yet, she could not stand to see others cry and always offered them a hug of support. So please, don’t cry for Brittany – instead offer her a smile when you have that memory cross your mind. Know that she is with you, and all of us always in our hearts.
I wondered how Sandi could be so strong through all of this, and she said that Brittany is still alive through so many lives. Not just the lives she touched, but because Brittany was an organ donor. Brittany has saved approximately sixty lives and lives on through each of them.
I hope that even if you can’t understand this tragedy-or offer forgiveness, that you at least offer compassion for Ben. A lifetime can change in one moment, through mistakes not intentional. We have all made stupid mistakes. I understand this is different. I feel the loss in my heart for Brittany because of this mistake. Many people might be angry, and many might not understand. I’m sure it will take a long time for even Ben to understand. But, underneath all the misunderstanding, I saw the way Ben looked at Brittany and he loved her. Even with the stupidity that comes with teenage relationships, he never wanted to hurt her. Nor would he ever want to hurt all of you the way he did by his mistake last Sunday afternoon. Ben’s life is forever changed by this loss. As is ours. I don’t want to suffer another loss by his alienation and depression. He will always be a part of the StarCreation’s family. Even if you cannot accept him, please have him in your prayers or your thoughts.
Brittany was the light. Even if you didn’t hear her voice, she was there singing with Samantha today because there was an audience. She loved the attention of an audience. I can’t cry anymore, because I have too many happy memories passing through my soul. I worry for each of you; because there are many significant events that happen in a lifetime and hate that Brittany’s death has to be one of them. I worry for my niece; who at this time probably feels she never will fill the void of her best friend. I hope that you will all call or email her from time to time and show her how much she is loved as well.
I’ve learned a lot from all of you over the years, and especially over the painstakingly long hours of the last week. I learned more from you then the sermon of today (Quote Charlie Brown’s teacher “wawawawawawawa” No disrespect, but it was supposed to be about Brittany). My goddaughter Beth (who has known Brittany since our first play together 9 years ago) asked if Brittany was happy at the moment of her death. I truly believe she was. She was so happy to have the band together for a rehearsal. She was with friends. Friendships are worth more than any material possession you could ever own and truly bring happiness. Her second thought was of the last words she spoke to Brittany (as was many of yours). She was happy enough to say that Brittany had run across the corridor outside the rec center with a hug and ‘I love you!” My last experience was somewhat different as that Brittany was in tears, but I’m blessed, as our last words were “Remember that I always love you” “ I love you too”.
So my friends, remember that I always love you. Our memories together are engraved in my heart and I am honored to be part of such a special family that we call StarCreations. Brittany was StarCreations, as are you. For those who have moved on, we miss you, always visit. For those here, make Brittany proud. I know that it is especially hard for our current cast of Beauty and the Beast as we lose both Brittany and Ben. But be there for them. Give it your all. Brittany would expect nothing less. The Cruise coming up will be in memory of Brittany. We also will be starting a scholarship fund in her memory.
Please wear your seatbelts; please think before getting in a car with anyone else. Please be responsible, because we love you and need you here on earth with us. Brittany is enough of an angel to look out for all of us.
Brittany, you know how I feel. You are always with me. Sweet Dreams My Princess. I Love You. Your auntie lee-lee forever, Lisa
|Karen 2006-07-26 07:14:35|
We are all so sorry to hear about Brittany. She was always at the practices and always smiling. Brittany was the kind of girl that made you look twice at her, so pretty and lively and fun. With the pink streak in that jet black hair, she loved attention and had such talent as a performer. We are so sorry for all of you that have lost such a young friend. I hope her candle burns bright...
The Tringali family
|Alex Phillips 2006-07-26 17:03:20|
Brittany & all,
I couldnt believe it when I heard the news and am still left in shock. Though we hadnt seen much of eachother lately, brittany was my friend for many years. she was always my comfort at starcreations & always a most loyal friend. it kills me that one light so bright can be burnt out so quickly. but her memory lives on through us, those who loved her. i love u brittany, you will always be my little "platitude" sweety. you will be missed.
i love u too. u always felt like a nother mother @ the theatre to me & all of us. im so sry this has happened, but no sry can truly help im sure. u are amazing & raised an amazing baby girl <3
|Mike Farrell 2006-07-27 22:44:21|
HEY Brit.... I dont really have a specific memory to chat about with you but i do know that u were a good friend! and every moment we did spend together was a moment to remember! even up until the last time i saw u wen u wernt havin that great of a night it seems like just yesterday that we were chillen... that day, and every day was a great day and a memory to always remember! My only regret is that i wont get to have good memories of u to come!
Ilove you Brit
Your friend MIKE!
|Andrea Hoyt 2006-08-08 14:45:32|
Wow. I dont know where to start. Ive known you since we were six. We were great friends for so many years. I remember when me, my mom, you , and your mom went to the NSYNC concert. It was so great back then. I also remember when we took dance together at Carver Dance Center, you were so good at it. You were truly a star. My entire family misses you. And your life was wonderful. Your mom was probably the coolest mom ive ever met. I know your watching all of us. We all love you and you will be greatly missed. Sandy, please keep in touch with us. Stop by whenever you'd like.
The Hoyt Family
|Brittany Martin 2006-08-30 23:17:41|
It had been so long since I'd seen you, but knowing that this world has lost you to another realm, breaks my heart. I'm welling up now, just thinking of what great energy and passion you had. You will be missed, by me, my brother, EW, and so many other...
I love you, girl.
|sarah 2007-01-24 19:00:59|
Brittany I didn't know you very well but i do know that you were a great actress!!!!!!! Everyone in Bueaty and the Beast missed you terribly. It was so sudden. I remember Lisa calling me that night and telling me what had happened. I was so sad. I just wish you wore your seatbelt. Make sure I always wear my seatbelt!!!!!!!! The rehearsal after you were in the accident it was very quiet. We miss you. I didn't know you very well but knew who you were! I want to have as much talent as you did!!!!!!!!
|Lauren Souther 2007-03-13 19:01:39|
|:( we miss u.|
|brittany mitchell 2007-04-02 09:42:06|
Brittany i miss you so much u will always be in my heart i miss you and i love you u have always been there for me and u still are. you were always there for every1 and u always made me laugh wen i ws in the worst of moods...i miss you and u love you always
and i no your family misses and loves you too
|Jessica souther 2009-03-31 08:20:48|
I had to post again. I have been thinking about you so much lately. I will always look up to you. I think of you all the time. You have been in countless dreams of mine. I love you, so many people miss you right now.
Sandie: You are an amazing person, and mother to Brittany and everyone who gets the chance to meet you.
|Caitlyn Reilly 2009-03-31 08:22:08|
|Even though I was little, I remembered how funny and nice you were, even if you played the villain. I was shocked when Danielle told me. You were the best, Brittany!!|
|Kaylene 2009-03-31 08:23:17|
|Hey Brittany! Your loss was so tradgic and horrible. As I read through the other memories I began to miss you more than I ever have. When I heard the news I cried for hours. Although I did not know you personally I knew that you still had your whole life ahead of you and that it was horrible God took it away from you. I loved your kindness toward everyone. You will always be remembered.|
|Janelle (Kady Derrick's Friend 2009-03-31 08:23:53|
|Kady Has told me how nice brittiny was and i dont know her but i still feel really bad for and and her friends and family|