Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Hickey of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 after a full life; she was 86. Mary “Lila” was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on August 19, 1931 to Edward and Margaret (Kelley) Brown; she 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, sister Barbara Power and 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 am on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Hope Evangelical Community Church, 88 Hathaway Rd., Dartmouth, MA. 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. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.