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Geraldine L. Hickey

June 26, 1919 ~ February 2, 2017 (age 97)
Geraldine Laura (Kennedy) Hickey, 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 2, at her home in Springfield, with her daughter, Mary Ann by her side. Born on June 26, 1919, in Ware, MA, a daughter of John F. and Beatrice (Choiniere) Kennedy, she was a graduate of Classical High School and a lifelong resident of Springfield. Geraldine was the beloved wife of Robert E. Hickey who predeceased her in 1967. She held various jobs throughout her lifetime. She worked for A&P on Island Pond Road and retired from Servall Market on Dickinson St. Geraldine was a communicant of Holy Name Church in Springfield and was an independent woman who doted on her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children, James E. Hickey and his wife, Joanne, of Millbury, MA, and Mary Ann Adams and her husband, Robert, of Springfield; five grandchildren, Brian Hickey and his wife, Kimberly, Melissa Pomeroy and her husband, Bill, Jeffrey Adams and his wife, Rachel, Kevin Adams and his wife, Shamika, and Laura Adams and by four great grandchildren, Rowan, Anastasia, Natalie, and Olivia. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Catherine Napoli and by her sister, Ruth Palazzi. Family and friends are invited to gather on Sunday, Feb. 5, for calling hours for Geraldine from 2-4 p.m. at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave. Springfield. Geraldine’s funeral will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Holy Name Church. Committal prayers and burial will follow immediately after the Mass at St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Geraldine’s name may be made to Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108. For online condolences please visit

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Visitation Info
February 5, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

Service Information
February 6, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Name Church
323 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

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