James R. Hickey was born May 15, 1930 in Chicago to James V. and Frances (nee Darge) Hickey. He died March 18, 2017 at his home in Arlington Heights.
James was an avid reader and gardener. He was fun loving, loved to meet new people and was always pleasant to be around. He enjoyed telling silly Irish jokes.
James is survived by his wife Grace (nee Rybarczyk) Hickey; his children James (Margaret), Terrence (Diana), Anita (Mike) LaVigne, Thomas (Evelyn), Mary (Charles) Baltes and John (Annette); his grandchildren Julia, William, Christina, Sarah, Kelly, Brandon, Adam, Molly Grace, Emily, Danielle, Carley; his 8 great grandchildren; his sister Frances (late William) Dutton.
James is preceded in death by his step father Nick Novak and by his parents.
Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 3 PM until 9 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights. Prayers 8:45 AM, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell Ave., Arlington Heights, for Mass at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.