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All Flags Half Mast for Patrick Eugene Hickey

Chicago Daily Observer 29 April 2010 One Comment

The Chicago Daily Observer, its contributors, staff, and editorial board are saddened by the loss of Patrick Eugene Hickey.

Retired Marine Veteran of WWII. Beloved husband of Virginia “Ginny” (nee Donahue), loving father of Patrick (the late Mary), Kevin Hickey and Joan (Lawrence) DeMatteo, cherished grandfather of Nora, Conor and Clare Hickey, Kevin and Jack DeMatteo, dearest brother of Helen (the late Daniel) Brennan, the late Mary (the late Jerry) Sullivan, Laurence (the late Alice) Hickey, Michael (the late Mona) Hickey, Nora (the late Edward) Burke, Jack Hickey, Marguerite (the late William) Winters, Joan (the late Thomas) Lewis, Bart (Betty), Sylvester (Aurelia), Donald (Dolores) and Kathleen Hickey, kind uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151 ST Street, Orland Park to St. Julie Billiart Church, Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Member of Stationary Engineers Local #399

Our condolences to Pat Hickey, our ace Chicago education and culture columnist, and son of Patrick Eugene Hickey.

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  • Pat Hickey said:

    Thank you, one and all, on befalf of may huge extended Family. These lines by Earl Davis seem to capture some of the man and his moments in history:

    . . .

    Ever vigilant, ever keen
    These eyes have seen . . .
    Scenes of now, and scenes of then,
    The price of freedom, the picture of horror.

    Ever vigilant, ever keen
    These eyes have seen . . .
    The color of fear, real and imagined,
    It is my doing, the acts of this war.

    Ever vigilant, ever keen
    These eyes have seen . . .
    Remains in the field, remains in the casket,
    Eyes of their kin all filled with tears.

    Ever vigilant, ever keen
    These eyes have seen . . .
    Visions of death and unlasting peace,
    These eyes are mine throughout the years.

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