Thomas J. Hickey, 84, of Stony Point, New York passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017 at Oradell Health Care Center, in Bergen County, NJ . He was born May, 1933 in County Limerick, Ireland to the late John and Catherine (nee O'Brien ) Hickey.
He is preceded in death by his brothers Timothy and John and dear Aunts Moll and Peg.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Norah (nee Naughton), daughters Cathy and
Noreen (Tom), granddaughter Anna Catherine Leonido as well as his loving sister Mary Cooper and brother Patrick. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews near and far.
Tom left his beloved Ireland at a young age and spent many years living and working in England. It was there that he reconnected with Norah Naughton, who he knew from their hometown of Kilmallock, Ireland. They soon married and decided to pursue a new life in America. They arrived in New York City in 1964 and settled among family and friends in Brooklyn, where they would raise their daughters, Cathy and Noreen. He worked in the New York City public school system, maintaining the boilers and keeping the heat on at FDR High School in Bensonhurst. After retiring, he became a very active member of the Knights of Columbus (Baron DeKalb Council 1073) spending many hours collecting donations for charity and eventually being named Knight of the Year 2002 - 2003. In 2006, after many happy years on Kimball Street, Tom and Norah made the move to Stony Point to begin the next chapter as proud grandparents to Anna, who they both adored.
Tom will be remembered for his love of family and enduring work ethic. He loved to be out and about, whether on his bicycle or for long walks. He always had a smile on his face and was ever-ready to delight us with his signature rendition of "Danny Boy".
Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, and 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday, November 12, at TJ McGowan Funeral Home, 71 N. Central Highway, Garnerville, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, November 13, at St. Gregory Barbarigo R.C. Church, 29 Cinder Road, Garnerville, NY. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, http://alz.org.