Goble Funeral Home


Vivien Spellman

December 22, 1943February 17, 2021

Vivien R Spellman, 77 of Branchville, formerly of Rutherford, passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Vivien was a loving mother, devoted wife and proud grandmother and great grandmother. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s High School in Rutherford. She enjoyed traveling, trips to Atlantic City, decorating shows and reality TV.

Vivien is predeceased by her parents, Salvatore and Grace Vicariand her loving husband of 54 years, Howard Spellman. Vivien is survived by her loving family including three sons Howard Spellman Jr. and his wife Dana of West Orange, Eric Spellmanand his wife Tina of Huger, SC and Brain Spellman and his wife Donna of Branchville; 8 Grandchildren, Robbie Kelly and his wife Tatiana, Joey Kelly, Bryan Kelly and his wife Annie, Christopher Spellman, Katherine-Ann Spellman, HaleySpellman, Timothy Spellman and Julia Spellman and two Great-Granddaughters, Anastasia Kelly and Catie May Kelly. She is also survived by her two sisters Ellen Moran and her husband Kevin and Anita Smith and her husband Frank and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM am at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service in memory of Vivien Spellman will be held at noon on February 22, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, 294 S Sparta Ave, Sparta NJ 07871.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Red Cross or please consider donating blood to honor Vivien and her fight against Leukemia.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers and Medical Professionals that assisted with her needs in the last few months at both Newton Medical Center and Valley View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.


  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021


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Susan Poland

February 22, 2021

What an amazing person Vivian was. She blessed so many people with her kindness and passion. She loved her family and she loved her days of working. Vivian always did everything 110%. I have many fond memories that I will always hold dear to my heart. It was truly a pleasure to have known Viv and How. May you find peace in your memories of her love.


Matt Spellman

February 21, 2021

Aunt V was an amazing Aunt ! She was 1 that had the heart of gold that made me smile and proud to her nephew ! I would love for my cousins to be in touch ! It would mean a lot to me, as a way of honoring Aunt V ! Love to you all ! God speed !

Matt Spellman
Cedar Rapids,Iowa

Pat and Dominick Pollio

February 21, 2021

With hurting hearts we write to my dear friend and colleague for oh so many years. From the day you moved to Roliver street(1977) we automatically became friends, raising our children together, sharing life’s daily chores. I will never forget the day Vivian asked me to come work at Pisanos , me responding but I don’t know how to do that work like you,
, and of she insisted we’d make a good team,,, surely that we were for so many years, I will never forget you and always think of you. And remember the beautiful times we shared dear friend! Till we meet again ! Love forever!

Noel Passarelli

February 20, 2021

Vivian was the sweetest woman! Always smiling. She will be missed. God Bless her! Peace of mind and Heart to the Family
Noel and Ken Passarelli and Family

Joy Mohrle

February 20, 2021

Such a lovely lady and such a great family. We will miss you Viv. But it does make me smile to think of you and your beloved Howie back together. Love shined from and around you!!! We will miss you!!
Love, Joy & Paul

Linda & Vic Verdino

February 20, 2021

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a lovely woman and neighbor. We were neighbors and friends for many years when the Spellman's resided in Rutherford. We have many happy memories of both Howie and Viv. Viv, may God keep you in his loving hands.

Kevin Moran

February 20, 2021

Vivien always made me feel loved....sad that she is no longer with us, but blessed to have had her in my life. Till we meet again!

Amy Moran

February 20, 2021

We are so very sad about Aunt Vivien's passing. We will miss her terribly but find comfort that she is at peace now with Uncle Howie. She was a very loving and kind woman. She showed her love so openly for her family and friends always. That love will be missed by so many. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Rest in Peace, Auntie. We love you. Sending hugs and kisses to all our family, it hurts our hearts we can not be with you during this time.
Love, Joe, Amy, Mason, Ethan & Colin

Frances Janusko

February 20, 2021

My heartfelt prayers are with the entire family on the loss of a very
special person. Vivian was full of life and a good friend to those who knew her. She was a super wife and mother who was loved by all. We are sorry to miss saying goodbye due to covid constraints but she has been and will be remembered by both Rick and I as the best neighbor and friend anyone could ask for.


February 20, 2021

My family and I will miss spending holidays and special occasions with Viv. She always made me and my girls feel a part of her extended family. She was a genuine and kind hearted person and I will miss her dearly. My deepest condolences to all her family.