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Mallon, James J. “Jimmy” September 27, 1934 - August 18, 2020

Jimmy was born on September 27, 1934 in Bronx, NY to Katherine (Olphert) and John Mallon. He was the youngest of 9 children including Anna, Peggy, Billy, Gene, Jack, George, Edwin and Bobby. He is survived by his wife Jodi, son Rodney, daughter Kim, her husband Mike,their children Joseph, Jackie & Anthony, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was a retired Mutual Clerk at the New York Racing Association and a former Groundskeeper at Shea Stadium (during the 1960’s when the Mets won the World Series, the Jets won the Superbowl and the Beatles first toured America), although Jimmy is a diehard Yankees, Giants and Notre Dame fan. Jimmy also known as “Pops” enjoyed being a full time grandfather and caregiver. He had a childlike trust in God and was a best friend to everyone. He loved telling jokes and stories, playing with his pets (too many to mention) and teaching his grandchildren and their friends how to play cards and sports. He appreciated the great love and care he received from his wife and son and took an active role in helping his daughter and son in-law raise their kids. He suffered from nearly every health complication imaginable, yet kept fighting and never complained or drew attention to himself (ever). Jimmy was ready to help everyone and anyone who needed help and never wanted any credit for doing so. He loved God, his country and his family.

Mass: 10:45 am, Friday, August 21, 2020 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

In Lieu of Flowers:The Family requests contributions can be made to the 2020 Cardinal's Annual Stewardship Appeal.

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    Maria DeGiorgio says

    Jimmy was loved immensely. He will be missed always and never forgotten for he was a true blue. Love, Maria, his Bronx Buddy.

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    Lori DeGiorgio says

    What a wonderful father and husband Jimmy was! His family will continue to be blessed by him from his new home with God. Blessings and peace, Lori DeGiorgio

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    Veronica says

    We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the entire family. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Love Veronica & Michael

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    Niki DeGiorgio says

    To Rodney and his family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember fondly the Christmas we spent together and am sending you much love now and always. – Niki

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    John DeGiorgio says

    If a family is a testament to a life well lived, Jimmy has left a beautiful legacy. Condolences and love to any and all who knew him.

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    Tonia Damiano says

    Jimmy was everyone’s favorite ‘Pops’ – relative or not. We are all so fortunate to have known him and I admired him as both a grandfather and a friend of mine. He naturally found a way to brighten up and bring joy to any environment. He will be missed and his memory will be cherished. Love you, Jimmy. Until we all meet again – “see ya ’round like a donut!”

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    Joe and Laura Spagnolo says

    Pops will be sorely missed but his memory will live on thru all the amazing stories and life lessons he taught us. We are so fortunate to have spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas with him last year. JT and Ava loved him so much! All Our Love, The Spagnolo’s

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    Tricia Gala says

    Always a good laugh when hanging with Mr. Mallon!
    Our sincere condolences to Jodi, Rodney, Kim, Mike, and family. We are thinking of you during these difficult times. Love, Tricia, Graham and Jozef

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    JT & Ava Spagnolo says

    Thank you, Pops, for being our favorite part of any gathering. Thank you for playing games with us and making us laugh. We love you always!

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    Megan Bennett says

    Pops was young at heart, warm, kind, tough and sharp. He brightened up any room he was in and could talk to anyone. I’ll never forget his one liners, stories and jokes but mostly the love he had for his family especially his grand kids who he kept up with til the end! Thanks Pops for always making me and eventually Nev, Charlie and lady feel like part of the family. We will never forget Jimmy. May he rest in peace until we meet again.

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    Annette Darley says

    To Jodi, Rodney, Kim, Mike, your Children and the entire Mallon family. My heart, prayers and condolences are with all of your family. I’m lucky to have met, and spent some time & a couple holidays with this lovely, kind and most importantly funny man. He will he missed, however the memories will carry on with a smile.
    Love you all,
    Annette

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    Dan Parent says

    My deepest condolences to the Mallon family. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr.Mallon, I felt like I knew him from all the warm and wonderful stories Rodney told me. It was clear how loved he was, and how much he loved his family. As difficult as this time is, there will be a lifetime of loving memories that will be there forever. Peace to all, and God bless.

    With love,
    Dan Parent

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    VEronica Gala says

    Condolences for the Mallon family . I met Mr Mallon on several occasions in Greenwhich while supporting his son Rodney. Warm, friendly, loving, with an interesting work history. We did note our shared . Bronx roots.
    My prayers for peace as you move along. Hold on to all of those beautiful memories. Ronnie Gala

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    Chantal Rety says

    My condolences to you all! Mr. Mallon was a wonderful man always made me laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, we got granted with another beautiful angel! God-bless!

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    Sean Mallon says

    Love you Uncle Jimmy. No one could tell a simple story like you with such and amount of joy, amazement, and wonder. Your voice made everyone smile. You were always fun to be around and had the ability to make everyone the center of your attention. Your brother Jackie loved you very much. I am glad that you will finally be able to see your brothers and the rest of your family in heaven. They were all classic and good New Yorkers, true salt of the earth – the like of who we will not see again.. God bless Jodie, Kimberly, and Rodney. I am glad that Joe, Jackie, and Ant got to know and love their Grandfather. Rest in peace Uncle Jimmy.

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    Violet O’Neal says

    Pops- a doodle that’s how we greeted each other, Jody as we called Nona. I am missing you so much now Pops. I prayed for you and Nona all the time. We had such lovely times with the kids Joe, Jackie and my Anthony. When he was born you brought him in a stroller bare feet and I used to play with him.
    You were the happiest Pops-a-doodle. I love you with all my heart my Condolences to the family.
    Much love and appreciation, Violet O’Neal. Bronxville Montessori school.

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    Billy and Danielle D'Ambrosio says

    Pops was one a kind. He could light up a room with his contagious smile and quick wit while giving endless hugs. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.Love you forever Pops!

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    Will D'Ambrosio says

    I was lucky enough to have met Pops at 18 months old. From that moment he has always been like a 3rd grandfather to me and my sister. We were lucky enough to have him in our lives even if it was only for a short time. You taught me so much from card games, funny jokes, sports stats, and that Walters hot dogs are truly the best.. I will love and miss you forever. ~Will

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    Billy and Danielle D'Ambrosio says

    Pops was one of the finest. He always had a jovial smile and could light up any room with his contagious laugh. He will never be gone from our hearts and memory. Thank you for all the good times! Love you Pops!

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      BETSY SWENBY says

      Hey Jimmy, ever seen a match burn twice? I have 😉 You have literally left your Mark on me ❤️ Thank you for teaching me about the ham n eggers and always making me feel welcome in your home. Listen up because we’ll definitely be telling your stories. You are very loved. Praying for you and your beautiful family. Rest In Peace 🙏

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    Maureen, Siobhan, & Fiona Thiede says

    Jodi, Rodney, Kim, Mike, Joe, Jackie, Anthony, Mallon family, and relatives,
    There’s just something about Jimmy. I think of Jimmy as the Pied Piper, and we all followed, patiently waiting for him to say anything and everything! He commanded a room with little to no effort-may we all be so lucky. I know his spirit and magic will live on in all of us who were blessed to be in his presence.
    We love you Jimmy!

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    Bobby Cronin says

    Rest easy Uncle Jimmy. You were one of a kind and a true NY kid. I say kid because you would always tell us stories of the old Bronx of your youth. Claiming Fordham. Climbing up the roof of the corner Walgreens to sneak into the movie theater windows. Raising Mallon hell across NY. Along with your brothers, keeping a protective eye for your sisters and nieces so they could walk the streets night or day in complete confidence of their safety. Those stories were larger than life, just like yourself.
    You raised a great family and legacy and they will do you proud.
    We’re going to miss you. I’ll think of you often and remember that wry smile of my uncle Jimmy Mallon, a true NY kid.

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    Pam Gold says

    I knew Pops as the bright eyed, easy smiling and laughing, generous, always helping however he could Grandfather next door. His energy always delighted me, and the source of love and support he provided for his family was and still is visceral and undeniable. Through this pain I bless this beautiful family, in deep gratitude for witnessing such love. It is an inspiration and Pop’s spirit stays close to us all, as his love was and is so true and strong.

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    Kathy and Fred Dombek says

    I have so many fond memories of Uncle Jimmy- too many to list. One that I will always remember is at family gatherings he would grab a pencil and paper and show us a number trick or riddle or whatever you call it. I was always amazed. When I had my own children he would show them. You will be greatly missed. You are now with my dad and your other brothers and sisters.

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    Pat & Janet Riordan says

    So much has been said regarding Jimmy’s interaction with those he came in contact with. It was truly a gift he had and he shared it with everyone. His bright and caring attitude helped him even in those last final days . Through it all he took the time to text us his “secret solution” to growing a prize winning lawn. I’m sworn to secrecy. We’ll meet again dear Jimmy. Pat says for you to say “Hi” to “The Big Guy.” We love you, miss you and we will always keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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      Michelle Barron says

      Uncle Jimmy you will be greatly missed. I loved to listen to all the stories you told. Growing up in the Bronx sounded like so much fun. You were always there for my grandmother and your sister Anna. Rest easy and give her a big hug. I will see you on the other side. Love you Always, Michelle and Zoe

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    Zeldia, Akilah , Yasir says

    A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
    Proverbs 22:1
    A man of strength and honor. We love and miss you so much. We are so glad that we had the privilege and honor to know you as Pops.

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    Fr Justin Maria O Carm says

    It was such a blessing for me to have journeyed with Jimmy during the las months of his life. A loving faithful man who is now with the Lord. May his wonderful family be consoled in the hope of Jesus Resurrection. Rest In Peace my friend!

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