I don't know why but you have been on my daughter's mind lately.she talks about you and Sam all the time and she was so young. She really misses you both so very much it is really holding her down.please help my baby feel better
<3 Praying for mom and Aiden as we approach 2 years.
Here it is almost 2 years later. I'm so glad this is still up. I feel like I'm talking rigjt to you, some days are much harder than other. I'm sure several of the people who knew you know exactly what I mean. We could go months without talking and then just pick up where we left off like it was yesterday. I think of you often, your funeral card still hangs from my mirror. Thank you mom for keeping her guest book open. I friended her on Facebook a few days before she passed, but she never got to approve it. I send her messages there too. I know she'll never read them but I feel like maybe she knows I miss her. I wish so many things for you. I wish our sons got to play together and that we had spent more time together as adults. Maybe I could of helped you. I'll stop by again soon. Love you Mal
Love Alway, Nicole
Hi Mal, Mom here. I can't begin to tell you how much Aidan and I miss you. We just had our first Christmas without you. Everyone misses you. We've had Easter, the summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas now without you. Your birthday will mark one year. Then 5 days later, Aidans birthday. I am still so sad. You are in my thoughts and in my heart always.
Miss you so much!! I love you, Mom
I never met her, but I know she had her mother's beautiful heart. May all of you find peace.
Debbie, Very nice write up, my prayers are always with you and may you find peace after a long difficult road you have traveled.
Rest in peace Mallory. My thoughts and prayers are with your son and family.
I will always love you. Im torn your not here.
Our deepest condolences to you and the family!!!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mallory and her new life. God Bless!! The Lucas Family
Though I did not know Mallory or her family, I wish to express my very deepest sympathy on your loss. I know you are suffering and want you to know that I am praying for you, and hope you can gain some comfort that there still is a part of her here, in her beloved son. Please know there are many people you do not know (Lighthouse Mon. night support group, Mays Landing) who have heavy hearts and are thinking of you. May God see you through this very difficult time.
As many others here have written, I too did not know Mallory or your family, but echo the sentiment that it was a very brave thing to write about Mallory's addiction. I am very sorry for you family's loss and pain, and I honestly hope all who read this will realize addiction touches so many, regardless who we are. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I commend your honesty, as painful as it might be. You are helping so many. God Bless.
May God continue to bless you
So sorry to read of the passing of your beautiful daughter Mallory. I do not know you or your family, but have struggled with addiction in my family. It is one of the hardest things for a family to go through. May God bless you and your family especially your grandson. Your lovely daughter no loger has to fight the demons of addiction
Icried when I read this obituary and read it to my daughter who is also struggling with this terrible disease. What a beautiful young lady she was! What a brave family you are as well! You have touched more lives than you know by sharing this message. May you find comfort and peace in your lives just knowing that everyone is praying for your family and knowing that her soul is safe now.Thank you and God bless all of you and keep you in his loving care.
Mal was one of my best friends. I remember so many memories we shared.over the years we lost touch and found one another. Heart break could never explain what feelings run my soul. I will trully miss her. Always & forever.
Felt an obligation to watch the beautiful video of your daughter from Boakes website. I lost 2 nephews to overdoses. I am so sorry for your pain, please know that even though I don't know you or your family, I wept. You are very brave to word her obituary like you did, I pray that God gives you and yours the strength, and comfort you need to get through. Always know that you are not alone in your sorrow. God Bless.
I remember Mallory clearly. She had a sparkle in her eyes, a smile on her face and was kind to her classmates. She was highly intelligent, although she was one of the youngest students in my class. She was my First Grade student. I was saddened to hear of her passing. The disease of addiction claims too many lives, many of them young. I pray that someday, people will understand that it is a horrific disease. People with addictions aren't bad people. They are unhealthy people trying to get healthy. I hope your family and Mallory's son Aiden, as time passes find some peace will all of this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
As with so many before me on these pages, I also did not know Mallory but was so moved by what I have read here and felt compelled to write. I wish I could add to whats' here but it appears to have already been said. That goes to show the power of addiction, it took somebody with all of that love and support around her. Thank you for your brave portrait of your daughter. May God bless you and May God bless all of those still sick and suffering out there.
I'm so upset that another one of our young ladies have passed due to the UGLY disease of addiction. I will continue too pray for the family
A beautiful review of Mallory's life and very touching to see how an everyday happy person has fallen into the hands of drug addiction.
I did not know Mallory however, this obituary has touched me like no other has. Her family was brutally honest in sharing Mallory's journey and I truly believe it will touch many. Addiction is a disease that is claiming our young people. We need to do SOMETHING because everything that is out there is obviously not enough. No one knows the roller coaster of hell that the families are forced upon while trying to "get through" to their loved one or the anxiety every time they are out of our sight. I'm sending prayers, love and light to Mallory's family and wishing you peace in the knowledge that she is now at rest.
My condolences to the Maher family and all who knew and loved Mallory. I truly appreciate your full disclosure of her sad demise. Maybe someone who doesn't know your family or Mallory, such as myself, will read this obituary of a young life taken by drugs and their life may be spared by making some drastic changes now. I and many others are praying for your courage and strength getting through this very difficult and heartbreaking time.
MY PRAYER'S AND LOVE GO OUT TO THE MAHER FAMILY! IT'S SO SAD THAT YOUR GONE BUT YOUR SOUL,MEMORIES, BRIGHT SMILE, KINDNESS, AND YOUR CHILD WHO IS A PART OF YOU WILL REMAIN. ITS HARD TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT A LOVE ONE IS GONE BUT TO KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND IS WITH YOU AND I MAKES ONES HEART FEEL AT PEACE. I SEE AIDAN ALMOST EVERYDAY AND I WILL MAKE SURE UR MOM AND SON IS OK!!RIP MALLORY YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED!
I greatly admire your courage and honesty! A wise person once said, "Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost one shines through to let us know they are with us." I believe that Mallory is one of the brightest stars in heaven. May God bless you and Aidan!
I'm so sorry to hear of Mal's passing... And so glad you showed in this obituary how deadly this disease is. Young lives gone every day.. Your Mallory will not be forgotten. Your statement so clear, you may have just reached one and saved a life by not hiding the disease which claimed hers. She is in heaven watching down on her boy. He will always have his mommy as his angel. Deepest sympathy and prayers.
But thank you. Thank you for sharing this and showing that this disease is as deadly as cancer. If not worse. The only cure is ourselves. It's a every day fight and struggle.
May you take some small bit of comfort in knowing that you reached just one person. That her death saved one life. Or many more.
Aunt Lynnie here I knew you before your first birthday and you were an angel then and an angel now. Mal you and your mom and Aiden will always be in my prayers.
I'm truly sorry we lost touch over the past few months, I don't know if continuing to be your confidante would've made a difference but I wish I was there for you. You will be missed greatly.
Sad but so brave of Mallory's family to write this obit and tell it like it is. She had so much to live for, so much to contribute to society and now Mallory is gone. Mallory is now at peace and her family no longer has the fear of what will happen next. She lives on through her son. Thank you for being so honest if it helps one person you have done a great job.
It's so sad to read an obituary of a young person, especially a parent. Thank you for being so honest, addictions are nothing to be ashamed of and they tear families apart; I'm so glad to read that Mallory had a support system. My sympathy to your family.
So very sorry to read of your great loss. Her life and her love have not gone by unnoticed by those who love her or by 'the God of all comfort, who numbers the hairs of our head and who knows when even a small sparrow falls'. My sincere condolences in hopes that you find loving support and friendship in the days ahead.
Pray for strength Deb. Thanks so much for the honesty in this obituary. I lost a brother age 23 to this disease. He also had it all till addiction. God bless your family.
Mal until we meet again. Tell daddy Howard I miss him and we love u both.
Thank You for a beautiful message, you gave with your honesty, May God Bless your family. upper twp.
Mallory I cant believe you are gone, may you rest in gods arms now with no pain. I have had people close to me struggle with addiction, I know it is nothing easy to overcome, May god guide you in this new journey. Rest in peace God bless your family and son <3
I remember you when you brought your son to the pool and how happy he was, he played alot with my grandaughter Emily. You were such a good mom and he is a happy little boy thanks to you and your mom.R.I.P. Mallory and may God be with you and your family.
I do not know the family or Mallory but I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. When I read her obituary I was a little taking back that someone would post that their child passed away from a drug over dose but it hit me that you are not shaming your daughter but you are showing people that you are not afraid to tell the truth as to what happened to her. I lost my sister to a drug over dose and it is a hush hush don't tell anyone the truth. I myself have an addiction and it is very hard and scarey to want to quit. I pray everyday that it does not take me. Although I do not use drugs, alcohol is no better. With this I will work on me because I to also have kids and I do not want them to bury me or remember me because I am a drunk. Thank you for printing the truth. May you and your family be at peace knowing that Mallory is in a much better place where she will NEVER be judged again. Fly with the angels Mallory and if you could please give a hug to my sister and tell her she is missed I would greatly appreciate it.
RIP mallory. no more pain sweet angel. my thoughts n prayers r w her family n our friends. c u when i get up there.
Just a note from another Mom who has a daughter with the disease. Although my daughter is now 10 years clean, the fear of the disease is always present. Thank you so much for such an honest memory of your lovely Mallory. If we could all be more honest and straightforward about addiction, perhaps there would be a lot less of it. May you find comfort in knowing Mallory is at peace and rest with no more torment. And May God free all those tormented by the disease.
In deepest sympathy for all of Mallorys family.I have only known her for a short time she used to be my nieghbor where i live .She was a really nice person .She was a good Mom as well.May God Bless her.She will be missed.
Well Mal only knew u a short time u and Sammy were so happy I will miss u protecting me from ur little dog.U will be missed and RIP Mal for ur up there with the best until we meet again.
In the short time that I have known you you were a very happy and pleasant soul. You will be greatly missed by your family and friends. May God keep you under his wings and give you a everlasting life full of happiness , freedom and strength. Though your time was short you truly made a difference in those you consider your friends. We will miss you greatly and keep you forever in our hearts.
Debbie I am sending my condolences to you on the passing of Mallory I remember you bringing her with you to the house in Mayslanding that I rented from you, praying for you and your family. Be strong...
Thank you for this brave obituary. Many of us live with this, so many never share it. Peace for all of you.
I'm very saddened to hear of Mallory's passing Miss Debbie. Praying for you and your grandson. God Bless
My Daughters will miss you dearly RIP Mal
Thoughts and Prayers ...rest in peace Mal...
I am another mother of a son who has been in this cycle for 10 yrs. We almost lost him twice and thankfully he has been sober in CA for 9 mths. I pray for your strength at this time of loss of a beautiful young mother and daughter!
I wanted to write to say that you've written such a beautiful and honest obituary, and it has touched me so much. I don't know Mallory or your family, but please know that my thoughts are with you and that I wish you peace.
My deepest sympathy's go out to you & your family..I was a band mom, always supporting our EHT Band..Mallory had a great talent of dance, music, musicals, choir with my daughter..I'm keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers..Mallory..Dance that dance girlfriend!! You earned your wings into heaven, keep watch over your family & Aiden..I thank your family for your obit. May others learn from this..RIP Mallory..God has better plans for you..
My deepest sympathy is with you & family at this time of sorrow. I knew Mal as a band mom..as a beautiful girl dancing in the guard,musicals, choir & many more as her talent was a blessing..wonderful gal through HS with my daughter..God has another wonderful Angel accepted into heaven..may she dance in heaven..God bless Aiden & your family..will keep you in my prayers for strength & comfort..RIP Mallory..
I ,too,did not know Mallory...but,I am a recovering drug addict/alcoholic....and I am tearing up as I write this. I know she is at peace now....I know she was loved...and wil be remembered.God bless you and all who loved her.Thank you for your honesty. Addiction does not discriminate...Yale to jail....Park Avenue to park bench.
So saddened to hear this. My heart is heavy. Sending love, prayers and thoughts to all of you.
A beautiful girl with a beautiful smile and a sad story. Thank you for sharing the truth of this tragedy. So many people hide this problem and we all know someone. May you help and save many lives by being brave enough to confront this issue and may you find comfort in doing so. I am sorry for your loss.
Thank you for your courage and love. I don't know you or Mallory, but I live your life.I walk in your shoes. I believe your honest obit just may save one life or more. These are good people who have a disease.Please Rest in Peace. I would like to meet you in Heaven.
God Bless you for putting this in the paper as you did. I have worked in the Mental Health/Addiction field 30 years and I am printing this out to give to the teenagers I work with. Addiction does not care if you are rich or poor, a beautiful daughter or handsome son, wonderful sister or brother, a devoted mother or father, treasured granddaughter or grandson, loving cousin or dearest friend. It attacks the core of the person, damages the mind and infects the soul. Hang on to the beauty of your dear daughter and see her in the eyes of her son. I am passing on her story to the young and impressionable and hopefully they will learn. God Bless all of you.
Condolences to the family, especially Mallory's mom and son. I did not know Mallory or her family, but I have to commend them for being so brave and sharing the pain of drug addiction through her obituary. May God grant you all comfort and strength in your time of need. I too have been touched by addiction in my family, so I know the pain all too well. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rest in peace sweet baby girl.
I did not know your daughter, but have the upmost respect for you as a mother who wrote such a nice obit. We all need to try and get the message out there with all of these drugs that are going around. It is ruining our children, the people selling these drugs to our children needs to stop.I am sorry for your loss and may God Bless you and your family at this time.
Thank you so much for being so honest in your daughter's obit. My family is sturggling with our young son's drug addiction and he is away in a treatment center now. My heart goes out to you and your family because I know the pain and the frustration of trying to save them. We try everything and pray that they will find their way and beat this terrible demon. I will keep you all in my prayers that you will find peace through all the madness.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I also didn't know Mallory, but I am touched by the obituary you wrote for her. In my line of work I see so many people who have fallen victim to drug addiction and at times people seem to just look at them like they are nothing.. Mallory was something. She was loved. I will be printing out your obituary, blocking all personal information, and placing it in my cubicle to show my clients. Mallory will not have died in vein. Prayers to you, her and her son.
Mallory was a lovely young woman. She made Drama Club Productions at EHT a more enjoyable experience. She will be missed. Matt Guenther, teacher/director EHTHS
I am so sorry for your loss. Although I do not know your your family your story is too familiar. You have truly touched my heart and will remain in my prayers. The beautiful celebration of your daughter will heal many hearts ( and response to your words will hopefully help to heal yours). May peace find its way to you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughters life.
WOW, I HAD JUST SEEN HER A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAD NO IDEA! MY HEART BREAKS FOR AIDEN I WENT TO HIGHSCHOOL WITH HER AND SANG ALL THE TIME IN SCHOOL WITH MORE THAN ANYTHING WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.. REST IN PEACE MAL AND KEEP A WATCH OVER US INCLUDING THAT HANDSOME LIL MAN OF YOURS!
I went to school Mallory, very nice, and caring person. This is surprising, and so sad - prayers for your family, & may she rest in peace.
I remember meeting Mallory & speaking with her at length about some of her goals. She was very impressive & I wished the best for her. Prayers to the family esp Aidan.
I am so very sorry for your loss! I used to sing with Mallory in high school...she had a personality and a smile like nobody else! She will truly be missed! I have no doubt she will be an angel up there.
My heartfelt and deepest sympathy to Mallory's family. Although I didn't know Mallory, I knew many beautiful and talented people who struggled with addiction. Rest in peace Mallory and let all your suffering be gone. God bless this family!
Reading this obituary, really touched me. I don't know any of you, but I am so sorry, for your loss.
I have had to deal, with a family member, who suffers from addiction, and I want to thank you, for telling the truth, of the loss of Mallory, in hopes, that others may read, and learn.
I pray, that God, touches this family, and especially little Aiden, who now, will have to endure the Grief, of the loss, of his Mommy.
May Mallory now rest, in the arms of the Lord.
God Bless You all.
What a horrible disease. I admire your bravery for writing such an obituary. If it saves just one person's life, Mallory's life will not have been in vain. God bless you.
I am so sorry for your lost, I too have lost family and friends to drug addiction. GOd bless you and give you strength. May your dear Mallory find piece in heaven and also let her dear son remember his beautiful mother. I was so impressed with Mallory's obituary reading it this morning. God bless you all!I don't know Mallary or any of your family but I was truly impressed with her obituary
I miss u, we all went through a lot in life especially our group of friends. I look back and see us the memories so vivid, you, Amanda, ray, xanthia, nicole, we had amazing fun back then, I'm hallways going to think of you as that little girl I knew back in the 90's. You will be missed by lots of people.
You are in our hearts and prayers, we are all going to miss mal allot. I wish we had all got to spend more time together. Time and life are often way too cruel.
Mallory touched my heart while she was in high school with my children. We are very sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.
I LOVE YOU MALLORY!!! Hope your pain free now... RIP <3 XoXo
I did not know Mallory and I do not know her family. To her family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord grant you comfort and strength during your time of need. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I too have dealt with addiction in my family and it is the hardest thing I have ever been through. Rest easy Sweet Baby Girl.
Dearest Debbie and Adian- My heart is breaking for you both. I hoped and prayed that Mallory would get the strength to overcome her demons. I will always remember the beautiful, funny, poised young woman that I loved like a daughter. May she rest in peace.
I did not know Mallory nor do I know whoever wrote her obituary, however, I just wanted to tell you how very brave you are and that because of you I pray that others will be saved from overdosing. I hope and pray that God gives you and her family peace. Again, Thank you! God Bless!
As a father of a child who passed, and also a person in recovery, I am amazed at the grace you displayed in Mallory's obituary. I promise that I will continue to share the message that I believe you are trying to convey.
So sorry for your loss,I too have lost family and friends to Drug addiction,and have a few more wishing i could fix.I feel your pain.May God Bless you and this beautiful angel God is about to receive.
Debbie- My tears & prayers are with you.
To Mallory's family,May the Lord give you the peace that you were searching for. Rest easy now and know that she is in the loving arms of the Lord. May she rest in Peace.
So sorry for your loss. I applaud you in not hiding the cause of her death...most people won't admit when drugs are involved and people need to see what can happen...stop the madness. As a mom who has a child who has problems my heart goes out to you. I hope in time you find peace and I am so sorry drugs took away your beautiful daughter. It hits home and breaks my heart. Much love and prayers sent your way,
I didnt have the pleasure of knowing this young lady. I am compelled to thank you for writing an obit with such honesty. Pills are running rampant in our area. I know many young ladies and men who went from a wonderful life to the evils of addiction. Most tried a "pill" at a party and never stopped. It was an immediate addiction. Many have been in and out of rehabs. I pray for all these young souls who are getting hooked on a drug that they tried for fun and just spiral out of control. It breaks my heart to see what these drugs are doing to many young kids. My heart break for your family and friends.It sounds like Mallory was a wonderful soul. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace sweet angel. You can now let go of His hand.
Even though it has been years, you left an impact on my life. You were so insanely talented, intelligent, and beautiful.
I love you, always have and always will. Rest easy BFF Ill see you when I get there.
I do know know Mallory or her family but I just wanted to tell you how sorry I 'am for your lose. May Mallory find peace in the arms of our Blessed Mother.May her son remember all the love his Mommy has for him.
Oh Debbie I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss....there are now words, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and Aidan