Geraldine Agnes Hauck (Hickey), beloved wife of the late William J. Hauck and mother of five devoted sons, died peacefully at her home in Wilton on Sunday, June 28.
A long-time Wilton resident, she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 3, 1919, the fifth of nine children of the late Hannah and Lawrence Hickey. She was in her 95th year. Geraldine enjoyed being a homemaker, and was a devout Catholic and active parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton.
“She will always be remembered for her soft heart, warm smile, eagerness to help anyone needing it, and of course, her phenomenal home-made pies,” her family said.
She is survived by brothers Lawrence Hickey (and Lorna) of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; John Hickey (and Fran) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Edward Hickey of Las Vegas, Nev., as well as her five sons, four of whom remain in Connecticut: Thomas (Jan) of Southbury; John of Torrington; Gerry of Ridgefield; and Paul (Shannon) of Newtown. Her youngest son, Richard (Leslie), resides in Center Harbor, N.H. She also leaves nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family would like to acknowledge, with its deepest appreciation, the care and comfort extended to her by friends and caregivers, particularly Southmayd Home in Waterbury, The Watermark in Southbury, the VITAS organization and the Ridgefield VNA.
They would also like to extend their gratitude to Sweetness Gaji and Iveta Braunova, whose grace and attentiveness will never be forgotten.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bouton Funeral Home in Georgetown.
She will also be remembered in a Mass on Wednesday, July 8, at 10 in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton.
A burial is planned at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton immediately following; all are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VITAS organization or the Ridgefield VNA.