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Arthur E. Hicks

1927 - 2012 BENNINGTON, VT Arthur E. Hicks, age 85, a resident of Dewey Street in Bennington, died on Saturday afternoon, December 15, following a long illness. Mr. Hicks was at his home surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death.

He was born in Bennington, VT on September 30, 1927. He was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Percey) Hicks. Art received his education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School, where he had played on both the football and baseball teams. A World War II veteran, Mr. Hicks served in the Army.

He married the former Kathleen Deegan, April 21, 1951, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls, NY. Mrs. Hicks died April 28, 1984. In earlier years, Mr. Hicks was employed in management at Bennington Brush Company, Tansitor Electronics and the Bijur Manufacturing Company. He later worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance and most recently at Energizer, from which he retired.

Mr. Hicks was an avid bowler. He enjoyed walking, swimming, attending Mount Anthony Union High School sporting events and was a Boston Red Sox fan. He loved to spend time at his cottage in York Beach, ME. His family and grandchildren were his main interests.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Hicks of Berkeley CA; three daughters: Karen Reynolds of West Rutland, VT; Laura Harrington of Bennington and Linda White of Bennington; a daughter-in-law Ann Hicks of West Rutland, VT; eight grandchildren: Jenna Ardia and her husband Christopher of Longmeadow, MA; Justin Harrington of Bennington; Nathan White and his fiancee Jessica Clark of Bennington; Meghan Hogan and her husband Ian of Cohoes, NY; Tyler White of Rutland; Amanda Rock and her husband Alex of West Rutland; Brian Reynolds of West Rutland, and Suzanna Hicks of Berkeley, CA; one great granddaughter, Arianna Rock of West Rutland; a brother, Donald Hicks and his wife Fran of Bennington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves two brothers-in-law; Rev. John Deegan, OSA and Edward Levandowski and his wife Marion, all of Pennsylvania; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Allard and Marie Deegan both of Florida.

He was predeceased by a son David, a daughter-in-law Linda Finch Hicks, two brothers; Harold and Earl, and his sister Marion.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A prayer service will be held at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St. Bennington on Friday morning, December 21 at 10:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Death and Burial at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington at 11:00AM.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, December 20 from 4-7PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Recreation Center, The , or the through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 18, 2012
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