Ann Hickey LeLacheur
Loving mother and grandmother
LOWELL -- Ann (Hayden) Hickey LeLacheur, passed away Thursday morning, April 18, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 83 years old.
Ann was the wife of the late Thomas F. Hickey who died in 1976, and Edward A. LeLacheur who died in 2010.
Ann was born on Newhall Street in Lowell on Sept. 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mae (Carroll) Hayden. She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Grammar School and Lowell High School, Class of 1947. At LHS, Ann was a member of the Girl Officer's Regiment.
Ann and her husband, Tom had eight children and Ann remained home to raise her family. She later worked outside of the home as a bank teller for the former Union National Bank, and in the Office of the Chief of Police for the University of Lowell, a job for which she was well known and highly regarded.
Ann was a lifelong member of the former Sacred Heart Parish. She held membership in the Holy Rosary Sodality, and was one of the first Lay Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Church. Ann loved living in and being a part of the Sacred Heart Community.
Ann was a multi-tasker and her strong-willed personality earned her the nickname "Sarge" around the Hickey Home. She was a Boston sports fan, especially rooting on the Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots. She also enjoyed reading and wintering in the Paradise Bay Estates Community of Bradenton, Florida. Ann loved the Palm Trees and sunsets that Florida had to offer. As the winter ended and spring came around, Ann couldn't wait to return home to be with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ann's family was central to her life. As the family matriarch, Ann would host Sunday Mornings at her home, where children and grandchildren would gather and drop in to visit with Grammie. She enjoyed being part of all of the things that her grandchildren were doing. Family was Ann's most cherished gift and her greatest legacy.
Surviving Ann are her eight children, Thomas F. Hickey and his wife, Corinne C. Hickey of Tewksbury, Ann Marie Baribeault and her husband, Richard J. Baribeault of Englewood FL, formerly of Dracut ,Larry Hickey of Lowell, Karen Rachal and her husband, John of Dracut, Bobby Hickey and his wife, Mary of Dracut, Bill Hickey and his wife, Nicole Waldron of York, ME, Marcie Desrosiers and her husband, Ron of Groton, and Moira Malavich and her husband, Bill of Chelmsford; 19 grandchildren, Tommy and Alyssa Hickey of Nashua, Christopher and Melissa Hickey of Dracut, Danny Hickey of Lowell, Julie and Jason Donnelly of Dracut, Katie Baribeault of Long Beach, CA, David Baribeault of Dracut, Zachary Hickey and Andrew Hickey of Lowell, Stephen Rachal and Kerri Rachal of Dracut, T.J. Hickey and Ryan Hickey of Dracut, Anna Hickey and Mae Hickey of York, ME, Matthew Desrosiers, Brian Desrosiers, and Cara Desrosiers of Groton, William Malavich and Brendan Malavich of Chelmsford; four great-grandchildren, twins, Thomas "Ty" Hickey and Lana Hickey of Nashua, Molly Hickey and Connor Hickey of Dracut.
Ann is also survived by the children and grandchildren of her late husband, Eddie LeLacheur; a sister-in-law, Martha Hickey of Chelmsford; many nieces, nephews, cousins; her former daughter-in-law, Christine Ahearn of Lowell; and many dear friends.
Ann was the sister of the late John Hayden.
HICKEY LeLACHEUR -- In Lowell, April 18, 2013 at her home, Ann (Hayden) Hickey LeLacheur, 83, a lifelong Lowell resident. Family and friends may call at the FAY McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 105 MOORE STREET, LOWELL, on SUNDAY from 3 until 7 P.M. Ann's Funeral will begin on MONDAY MORNING, at 8:30 A.M. from the Funeral Home, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. at ST. WILLIAM'S CHURCH, 1351 Main St. Tewksbury. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ann's memory may be made to The Sisters of St. Mary Infirmary Fund, 241 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 or to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Lawrence, MA 01843.
ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FAY McCABE FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 978-459-9222. www.faymccabe.com