James Hickey

Born: Mon., Oct. 24, 1927
Died: Sat., Jan. 23, 2021


9:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Tue., Jan. 26, 2021
Location: Kosary Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM Tue., Jan. 26, 2021
Location: Queen of Martyrs Church

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James (Jim) Hickey died peacefully on January 23.  Jim was born and raised in the Cummermore, Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary farmland and bog where he perfected his infectious laugh in a household of like-minded siblings. Raised in a home where faith and God led him in his thoughts and actions, he hung his rosary beads at the door and used them in times of joy, solace...daily. His desire to learn led him to Hollyford School and his Sylda. And a note from the States ultimately led him to Chicago where he worked diligently to build his home, his family, and trust in those he came to know.  Predeceased by, and now reunited with, his devoted wife Sylda (Crowe). Loving father of Laura (Neil) Drohan, Lynn (Michael) Ciuchta, Paul (Michael Fustin) Hickey and Alan (Livia Mategrano) Hickey. Cherished grandfather to Maeve (Ashton) Wischmeier, Colin Drohan, and Madison Hickey. Great-grandfather to Eamon and Quinn Wischmeier. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Vitas Hospice. Visitation Tuesday January 26, 2021; 9:00 am to 10:45 am; at Kosary Funeral Home 9837 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park; Funeral same day; 10:45 am from chapel to Queen of Martyrs Church for Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am; Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 708-499-3223 or KosaryFuneralHome.com

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Jim Hickey
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Laura,Lynn,Alan and Paul and their respective families on the death of your beloved dad Jim. He was a gentleman and it was always a pleasure to meet him. He was a Kilcommon man all his life. May the bed of heaven be his home. May his noble soul rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Julie McCourt, daughter of Carl Lindgren
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Dear Paul and family,
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He was always such a pleasant man. Many was the time he came over and shoveled our sidewalk. I know my father was very fond of him. Losing a parent is very difficult but he is now at peace and certainly in a better place. God bless.
Julie McCourt

Evelyn Ciuchta
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
My condolences to the Hickey family for the passing of your wonderful loving father and grandfather. He always seemed to have a big smile on his face in pictures and when Hank and I were fortunate to have gone to Chicago to meet him. He lived a good long life under the care of his Sylda and then his children. You may feel an emptiness in your heart but he is there with Sylda watching over all of you. Blessings to all of you.
With love Evie Ciuchta

Carri and Allan Kaufman
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
Dear Paul and all who loved your Dad,
We are sending you our thoughts during this difficult time. May your wonderful warm and happy memories wrap around you and give you comfort. And may Jim Hickey's name be remembered for a blessing.
Allan and Carri Kaufman

   Posted Mon January 25, 2021
I was so sad to learn that we have lost Jim. I will always remember his kindness, and I really enjoyed the years that we worked together at Abitibi. He truly was a gem.

   Posted Mon January 25, 2021
Paul, The photo you posted on facebook of your dad and you is precious. That's how I will always remember your dad - with a smile on his face. Jim was both a gentleman and a gentle man and we loved him.

Majella Doody, Hollyford Tipperary Ireland
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
My sincere sympathy to you Laura and all your family on the passing of your Dad, R.I.P, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, sending you love and hugs, x

Pauline Voges
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
My sincere sympathies to Laura, Lynn, Paul, & Alan and your families on the loss of your Dad. We always loved when your parents came to visit. Jim was always smiling and joking with us. Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. R.I.P.

Pat & Catherine Hickey, Cummermore, Kilcommon
   Posted Tue January 26, 2021
Sincere sympathy to Laura,Lynn,Paul,Alan & their families on the death of Jim, a gentleman always. Rest in Peace

Bernie Noel Stephen and Richard
   Posted Wed January 27, 2021
Our sincere sympathy Laura, Lynn Paul and Alan and your families on the passing of your Dad. We were happy to join you in celebrating uncle Jim's life virtually, thank you for sharing. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Tom & Mary Hickey, Drombane- Kilcommon
   Posted Sun January 31, 2021
Sincere sympathy to Laura, Lynn, Paul and Alan and all your families on the passing of Jim. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

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