Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ


Leah Fay Mallon

February 10, 1940November 18, 2019

Leah Fay Mallon, 79 of Sparta, NJ, unexpectedly passed away on November 18, 2019. Leah absolutely adored her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly.

Leah was predeceased by her loving grandson Robert “Robie” Edward Masterson. She is survived by her children; John Michael Lipari, David Peter Lipari and wife Dolores, Debra Michelle Masterson and husband Robert, and Randolph Douglas Mallon and wife Erica. Leah also leaves behind her grandchildren Kimberly, Stephanie, and Peter Lipari, Sophia, Henry, and Grace Masterson, Mandy and Brantley Mallon, and step grandchildren Jessica and Chelsea Masterson.

A Memorial Service will be held at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1 – 4PM with a service beginning at 3PM.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2019


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Felicity Botwinik

November 25, 2019

David and I have fond memories of Leah. When we were first married we visited her in Leonia, N.J., and she let us loose in her basement, which was full of antiques being stored for her business, and said we should choose five things, which we did, and still use them 50 years later, particularly a small wooden coffee grinder in daily use.
Her generosity extended to large family gatherings at Thanksgiving, where I have memories of Aunt Ann, well into her 70s, playing football in the road outside the house, and cousin Lily (Fern and Jay's mother) always bringing her special chocolate mousse. It is hard to believe that she has died, and we send our deepest sympathy to Jay, David, Debbie and Randy and their families.

Doris Dolly Marie Rogers

November 21, 2019

On March 1st, 1988, you opened your home in Leonia to Joey and I. Strangers quickly turned into lifelong friends. Joey adored you and I have never had such a friend like I had in you. You were the family we did not have. You included us in your children's birthdays, holidays and loved us as family.

I shall miss our "unending conversations", the laughs, the gasps, the "Oh NO's". I'm glad we shared such a glorious friendship. You shall be ever so missed.

Daniel Hoffman

November 21, 2019

Leah was my mother's first cousin, but she was younger than me and I always viewed her as MY first cousin. Our lives crossed only intermittently and shortly. I remember her as a small child, as a teenager and as a young mother. I last saw her about seven years ago, after a long separation, and it was a warm meeting, at her house.

It seemed like we never parted.

Leah was always cheerful, though she didn't have an easy life, including the loss of her mother as a child, when a young girl needs her mother most.

That is how I will remember her.

May she rest in peace.

Erica Waynick

November 20, 2019

Dear John,

May your memories serve you well during this most difficult time. I have all empathy and sympathy for you as I've passed this way before myself. It's hard, but strength, courage and the wonderful memories of your Mom will carry you through. You and your family are in my prayers! Always, Erica Waynick (GT)