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Allison Wildman, 30, loved her job as a stockbroker and enjoyed working on the 92nd floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
"She'd tell me how much she enjoyed watching the clouds go by," said her mother, June Wildman.
Allison Wildman was at her desk at Carr Futures at 7 a.m. every morning, including the morning of Sept. 11 when hijackers crashed commercial jets into the towers.
"She called me shortly after her tower was hit," her mother said. "She told us they'd been hit by something. She lost her purse and cell phone. She said the office was filling with smoke. She said, "tell daddy to come and get me. I don't have anything.' That was the last we heard because a short time later, the towers collapsed."
Allison, who was single, was born in the Colonia section of Woodbridge but raised in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater, the youngest of Arthur and June Wildman's children.
"She was very close to us," June Wildman said. "We saw her a lot, and she'd call us five or six times a day."
Arthur Wildman said his daughter never missed a day of work because she "loved her job so much."
A 1993 graduate of Rider University, Allison worked for Bloomberg Financial Services and Fuji Bank before joining Carr Futures four years ago.
The Wildmans said Allison lived in Manhattan and visited them frequently on weekends, but she wouldn't extend her stay through Monday because she didn't want to take time off.
Work wasn't her only passion. She loved animals, especially the family's pet dogs, Molly and Shannon, as well as horses. "She took riding lessons ever since she was 7," her mother said.
Allison also loved the Jersey Shore, hiking, mountain biking and playing golf with her father, especially when they took their vacations together at Hilton Head, N.C.
"She was funny and very witty," Arthur Wildman said. "She was full of life."
He said he and his wife received a card from a friend of Allison's who went to high school with her at Bridgewater High School East. In the card, Ellen St. Pierre said, "Allison was one of the most genuine and honest people I ever met."
Allison Wildman is survived by her parents and three brothers, Arthur, Robert and Richard, a sister, Jill Saladino, and her grandmother Beatrice Wildman of Manchester, N.H.
A memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 1890 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allison Marie Wildman Foundation, the United Trust Bank, 1130 Route 22 East, P.O. Box 6000, Bridgewater, N.J., in care of the Trust Department.