Mary E. Hickey, 86

Jul 27, 2018

Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Hickey, 86, of Mattapoisett, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, after a full life.

Born in Waltham Aug. 19, 1931, to Edward amd Margaret (Kelley) Brown, Mary "Lila" was the second of ten children.

Loving, patient and generous to many, Mary is survived by her children; Michael J. Hickey and wife, Ruthann,of Richland, Washington; James W. Hickey, Jr. of Portland, Oregon; Eileen M. Wall and husband, Mike, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts; Cynthia L. Fox and husband, Tim ,of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Carolyn F. Zaccardi of Wilmington, Massachusetts; Kathleen M. Panora of Mashpee, Massachusetts; Brian W. Hickey and wife Shari of Fort Myers, Florida; and Kevin M. Hickey and wife Joanne of Danville, VA; 20 grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, Edward Brown, Mark Brown, Margaret Vaughn, William Brown, Patricia Coyle, Virginia Delorey, John Brown, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Barbara Power, and her brother Michael Brown.

Along with being a wife and mother, Mary worked at New England Telephone, later AT&T. Mary was a Christian woman whose faith guided her life. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed being at the ocean, being with her family and a good cup of tea.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at Hope Evangelical Community Church, 88 Hathaway Rd., Dartmouth. At her request, Mary’s ashes will be scattered.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to World Vision or Rock Creek Church in Portland, OR. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett.

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