Walter E. Hickey, Jr.

  • Born: February 11, 1949
  • Died: May 13, 2019
  • Location: Hanover, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Walter E. Hickey Jr. 70, of Hanover, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

Walter was born in Brockton, Son of the late Walter E. Hickey Sr. and his Wife Ada. He was raised and educated in Braintree and graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in 1967. Mr. Hickey was a graduate of Worcester State College.
Mr. Hickey then went on to work as an Operations Supervisor, in several industries, managing several different companies over the years.
Mr. Hickey was a great athlete and an avid sports fan. He played for several years for The Middleboro Cobra's semi-pro football team. He especially enjoyed Patriot's football Sundays and spending time with his family.

Walter was the loving Husband of the late Helenmarie (Morris) Hickey. Father of Allyson Spellman and her Husband Patrick of Marshfield, Jonathan Hickey and his Wife Eileen of Hanover, Jocelyn Griffin and her Husband Joseph of Hull, and Michael Hickey and Melissa Spiess of Hull. Brother of, Linda and George Patten of Weymouth, Steve and Bonnie Hickey of Middleboro, and Patty and Ronnie Clapp of Weymouth. Grandpa of Benjamin and Samuel Hickey of Hanover. Special friend of Ellen Nason of Pembroke. Also survived by many Nieces and Nephews.

The Hickey Family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Walter's life in The Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home Rockland MA 02370 on Thursday May 16, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held in the St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church of Hanover on Friday May 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Services will be followed by cremation. Donations in Walter's name may be made to ALS One, 8 Industrial Way Whitman MA 02382


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Hickey family and Ellen,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Buddy.We were out of town. It was an absolute joy to be neighbors for so long. Will never forget the New Year's Day parties. We have the memories of seeing a great family growing up. It is such a loss to lose your parents so soon. Keep your memories close to your heart. He will be missed greatly.

Posted by Chip & Charlene poliseno - hanover, MA - Neighbor   May 28, 2019

So sorry for your loss, my hearfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace

Posted by Moataz Elrafie - Needham, MA - Coworker   May 21, 2019

I remember Buddy well....swimming in the Pitts' pool, working at the Henry Perkins Company, playing with the Middleboro Cobras...a rock solid individual. Will be missed by all. With deepest sympathy...

Posted by Ken Jasie - Washington, IL - Friend   May 19, 2019

Dear Hickey family and Ellen, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Buddy's passing. We met him and Ellen this past winter in Florida. What a sweet, gentle man. He told us about his wife and the terrible disease that took her from all of you. God bless all of you and keep your memories close to your heart. Our prayers, Karen & Larry McEachern

Posted by Karen McEachern - Dennis, MA - Friend   May 18, 2019

Dear Family, Your Mom and Dad were special people who raised 4 great kids. Ray and I are saddened by the sudden loss of your Dad. Remember summer vacations on the Cape with your parents and Kate and David. We sure had fun!
God Bless Buddy.

Posted by Gina and Ray Weiss - Hyde Park, MA - Friend   May 16, 2019

Sending my condolences to the Hickey Family. May God bless each and every one of you. He is Back with his wife and also he is at peace. No more worries and no more pain. God bless you all and may the pain soon come to pass. Love ya Jocelyn

Posted by Jimmie Jones - Roxbury, MA - Coworker   May 16, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Buddy and I grew up together in Braintree - and went from kindergarten to Archies. I last saw him at our 50th Reunion..and we shared some laughs with good friends... he was a gentle giant - and a special man. Carol Frazier Kippenhan

Posted by Carol Kippenhan - Braintree, MA - Friend   May 16, 2019

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Greg Katapodis - Hanover, MA - Friend   May 16, 2019

Sending our condolences to the Hickey family on the loss of their Dad. We will always remember him as an 'unforgettable' member of the Morris clan.
Mary and Bob Hassett, May 15, 2019

Posted by Mary Hassett - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   May 15, 2019

Jocelyn, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
~ Anthony Mancini

Posted by Anthony Mancini - MA - Coworker   May 15, 2019

Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayer

Posted by Craig Cimoroni - Cleveland, OH - Family Friend   May 15, 2019

Jocelyn, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Michael Sullivan - Swansea, MA - Coworker   May 15, 2019

Jocelyn, my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Michael Sullivan - Swansea, MA - Coworker   May 15, 2019

Jocelyn, I am sorry to hear about your loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Brian Mahoney - Coworker   May 15, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Jocelyn. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Posted by Michelle Metell - Falmouth, MA - Coworker   May 15, 2019

Jocelyn and family, my deepest sympathies to all of you! Cherish the memories!

Posted by Paul Castro - Dighton, MA - Coworker   May 15, 2019

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