John Hickey, Jr.

John J. Hickey, Jr.

Monday, September 5th, 1927 - Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Obituary

John J. Hickey, Jr., 91, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born in Stamford on September 5, 1927 to the late John J. and Anna Scully Hickey.
The consummate gentleman, small in stature with a big heart and a wonderful smile Dad always had a kind word or a sterling complement for family, friends and associates. Dad passed peacefully on his beloved Saint Patrick’s Day with a book in his hand and love in is heart. He will be remembered for always being the best dressed person in the room no matter what the occasion.
He was devoted to Frances, whom he was married to for almost 65 years, his one daughter and seven sons and a whole slew of nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was most happy just being with family and friends and truly cherished their time together.
A product of the depression Dad grew up in Springdale where he attended Springdale school as a youngster. He was a 1945 graduate of Stamford High school serving on several committees, singing in the A Capella Choir and basically charming the ladies with his dancing, singing and his wonderful personality. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1945-1948 as a Seaman’s First Class on the USS Midway.
Dad was the ultimate haberdasher for life, first working at the Squire Shop on Atlantic Street for approximately 15 years until 1965 when he started as store manager for Richard’s Clothing Store in Greenwich, CT. He dressed many of the area’s rich and famous and where real class was defined by how you conducted yourself. He retired at the age of 72 and spent his remaining years traveling with Frances and their friends and watching his extended family grow and prosper. He was a dedicated UCONN women huskies supporter, a lifelong Yankees fan and of course a NY Giants fan.
Dad was a tireless worker, a wonderful father and a loving spouse. He has served as a role model for his offspring in all that he has contributed to making others feel very special, especially when things were not always as they should be. He will be thoroughly missed by many!

John is survived by his loving children, Donald Hickey of Las Vegas, Paul Hickey and his wife Barbara of Stamford, Joyce Sorrell of Ill, John Hickey, III and his wife Cathy of Stamford, Peter Hickey of Arlington, TX, David Hickey and his wife Phyllis of Stamford, Joseph Hickey and his husband Robert Bray of NY and Thomas Hickey and his wife Karen of New Canaan, as well as sixteen grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his wife Frances Arcano Hickey in 2014 and his sisters, Margaret Nessman and Anne Eike.
A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:15 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM at Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Church of St. Cecilia
    Address
    1184 Newfield Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06905
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  • Interment

    Location
    Queen of Peace Cemetery
    Address
    Rockrimmon Road
    STAMFORD, CT 06903
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Donations are being accepted for: Wounded Warrior Project.

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CJ and SG

Posted at 02:54pm
So sorry for your loss. Think of the good memories. The Bible talks about a resurrection in the book of John 5:28,29 and also says one day, there will be no more sicknesses in the book of Isaiah 33:24. It will be so wonderful to live forever in a paradise earth in Psalms 37.
What must we do to live forever? Please read in your Bible book of John 17:3.
May the God of comfort Jehovah help your family through this, Psalms 83:18.
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Carolyn

Posted at 10:04am
I was so sad to hear the news that Mr. Hickey passed away, I will truly miss seeing him at the Stamford Veterans Clinic .It was my honor to have served him, such a sweet and considerate man. He would sometimes ask me how was I doing or coping after the passing of my daughter ...even though it happened many years ago, he never forgot. such an amazing man. My prayers are with the Family, I met two of his children, his Son John years ago and Dave I met whenever he would take his Dad to the VA Stamford. Mr. Hickey Thank you for your Service.. and we will Never Forget
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George Nessman

Posted at 01:59pm
Uncle Johnny was a great person. Please accept all my heartfelt condolences. With love, George Nessman gness54@gmail.com
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Angelo Bonvenuto

Posted at 10:21am
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. He & your Mom were childhood friend of my Mother & also lifelong Family friends. His kind visits to our Dad after our Mom passed were very much appreciated. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I am sure my Dad would salute him & I salute him as well.

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Posted at 06:29pm
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. Love from your pals at Mean Girls and Something Rotten.
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