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Janet Hickey

Obituary for Janet Hickey

June 15, 2018
Norwell, Massachusetts


Janet Hickey, age 69, of Norwell, left this world peacefully in the comfort of her home and surrounded by the loving care and affection of her family, on June 15th, 2018. Through her ministries at both Holy Family Church in Rockland and The Church of the Resurrection in Hingham, Janet lived her life as a devout Catholic and demonstrated her passion for Faith with all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Born in 1948 to the late Edwin Soul and the late Anna (Murray) Soul, Janet was raised and educated in Weymouth, MA, where she graduated from Weymouth High School in 1966.

Janet was a lover of all people, but there is no greater love than the one she shared with her husband, Eugene D. Hickey. Janet and Gene were married in 1974 and together moved to Norwell in 1977. They cultivated a loving, committed marriage and were proud to raise 3 children together. Janet's first vocation was as a wife and mother, and she was the most exemplary, dutiful example of each. She was a true friend, partner and confidante to her spouse, and she was a loving mom, role model and patient teacher to her children and grandchildren. Above all, she demonstrated love and dedication to her family at every opportunity.

Janet was an active member of Rockland's Holy Family Parish for many years. She dedicated her life to sharing God's Good News and played an integral role in Holy Family's RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) program, profoundly touching the lives of many people as she shared her faith in Jesus Christ our Savior and introduced them into the fellowship of the Catholic Church. Janet cherished her role in the RCIA program and made many lifelong connections and dear friends through her time there.

For more than 20 years, Janet has also served as the Director of Religious Education for The Church of the Resurrection Parish in Hingham, MA. She was passionate about introducing children to the sacraments and strove to make them accessible and relatable to support their lifelong relationship with God.

Her final and most rewarding vocation was as a grandmother and it was a role she embraced fully and without reservation. She often remarked that they were her greatest reward.

Janet was a woman of dignity and grace, and will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Gene Hickey, and her children: Kevin M. Hickey of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Kara L. Wilson and her husband Jeff of Alexandria, VA and Katelyn M. Darling and her husband Jay, of Brockton, MA. Janet was loving "Nannie" to her five grandchildren, Lili, Dylan, Gabby, Jackson and Paige.

Janet is survived, loved, and missed by her sister, Anne Striano and husband Alan, her brother Edwin Soul and wife Patricia, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The Hickey Family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland from 5:00–8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Holy Family Church in Rockland at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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