NORTHAMPTON - Margaret R. (Hickey) Sullivan, 73, of Northampton, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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Born Jan. 1, 1940, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Louise (Hillman) Hickey.
Peg was educated in local schools and was a life long resident of Northampton.
She was employed by the University of Massachusetts until her retirement in 2002.
She had a great sense of humor and was fortunate to have many great friends. Peggy took great pleasure in helping others. she loved dancing, flowers and spending time with her family. She especially loved her game nights with her children. She had a great appreciation for good food and loved dining out.
She is survived by her four sons, Donald Sullivan and his wife Jennifer of Easthampton, Patrick Sullivan and his wife Tina of Amherst, Shawn Sullivan of Enfield, Conn., and Chad Sullivan and his wife Jennifer of Enfield, Conn.; her three daughters, Deborah Cichanowicz and Maureen Sullivan of Hatfield, and Judith Dion of Belchertown; her three sisters, Carol LaFleur of Northampton, Elizabeth Gott and Geraldine Paquette, both of Easthampton; her 11 grandchildren, Brian, Amber, Robert, Kyle, Tyler, Madison, Jordan, Shane, Carly, Ava and Jenna; her great-grandson Noah; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ahearn Funeral Home, with a wake service being held at 6 p.m. Burial will be private.
Donations in Peggy's memory may be made to Hospice Care Alternative, 100 Locke Dr., Marlboro, MA 01752.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 31, 2013