Alan O. Stickles

Dec 29, 2023

Alan O. Stickles, of Marion, MA & Venice, FL, passed away on December 18, 2023. He was the loving husband of Jocelyn M. Stickles whom he was happily married for over 63 years. Born in Springfield, MA, he was predeceased by his parents, Homer and Ethel Stickles of West Hartford, CT and his brother Homer (Bud) Stickles of East Hartford, CT and Edgartown, MA.

He is survived by his wife Jocelyn Stickles of Marion, MA and Venice FL, his sons Robert (Allison Vibert) of Marion, MA, Richard (Jayne Neville) of Port Charlotte, FL, five Grandchildren Sarah Tuetken (David) of North Smithfield, RI, Holly Weeden (Evan) of Mattapoisett, MA, Robert Stickles II (Elisabeth) of Plymouth, MA, Taylor Stickles of St. Petersburg, FL, and Jillian Stickles of Hamden, CT; three great grandchildren Hadlee, Thomas and Madeline.

He attended the University of Connecticut where he was an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and Class Treasurer of his graduating class of 1959. After completing his military service in the army, he joined the Travelers Insurance Company group Sales Department completing a distinguished thirty-three-year sales management career. In 1993 he established the independent brokerage firm, Stickles Insurance Agency, which his son Robert continues to own and operate.

Al was very active in the Communities he lived in. He was a past Commodore and long-time member of The Beverly Yacht Club serving on many committees and as an active racer. As an avid golfer, he was a member of The Kittansett Club participating in numerous tournaments and as part of the “Wobblers” group. He was also a member of the Pelican Pointe Club in Venice, FL and enjoyed playing golf with friends and mixed tournaments with his wife. Lastly, he was a long-term member of Bay Colony Associates enjoying the many friendships he made.

Al had a great sense of humor, was quick-witted, making his friends smile often. His smile resonated to everyone he met. No matter if it was his nephews, nieces, grandchildren or the neighborhood kids, Al always seemed to be at the epi center of fun.

He loved spending time with his family, never missing his son’s hockey, baseball and football games in the younger years and was never happier than when he was with his family. He loved all outdoor activities including playing tennis and golf with Jocey, as well as racing his Bullseye at the Beverly Yacht Club with his 2 sons. Al & Jocey enjoyed a wonderful life together, traveling with friends to numerous destinations, never turning down social events or cocktail parties, often being the life of the party. It was a life well lived, and he will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center Street Fairhaven, Ma 02719.

Baldwin Brothers of Venice is honored to serve the Stickles family.