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Barbara  Tripi
Barbara Tripi

January 28, 1946 - October 21, 2019
Born in Glen Cove, New York
Resided in Lake Mohawk section of Sparta, New Jersey


Barbara Tripi, 73, of Sparta, died peacefully in the company of her loving family on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Barbara grew up in Glen Cove, NY, and was a resident of Lake Mohawk in Sparta for the past 46 years. A poet, book designer and photographer, she was founding partner and president of the Paulinskill Poetry Project, a small press dedicated to publishing the work of regional poets. Barbara was a member of the Sussex County Writers’ Roundtable and was copy editor of the Stillwater Review. A communicant at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church in Sparta, Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose dedication and zeal for family knew no end.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Gregory F. Sr. and Helen (Gribbin) Mally, and two sisters, Helen and Sheila. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles K. Tripi; daughters, Betsy Tripi and partner, James Yu, and Susannah Torpey and husband, Christopher; her beloved grandchildren, Kieran, Cavan and Finnian Torpey; and her siblings, Gregory, Eugene, Robert, Thomas, Kathryn, Mary Jane, Marie and Elizabeth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, 294 South Sparta Avenue, Sparta, followed by burial in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton, NJ 07860.

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, October 25, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church
294 Sparta Avenue
Sparta, NJ 07871
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 AM
Sparta Presbyterian Methodist Cemetery
10 Apple Tree Lane
Sparta, NJ 07871
Saturday, October 26, 2019

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