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Herbert P. Hicks


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Herbert P. Hicks Obituary
Herbert P. Hicks, 81, of Marlborough, died on October 3, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester with his loving family present, 2 days after the death of his beloved wife of 60 years, Marion L. (Prosser) Hicks. He was born in Bangor, Maine in 1935, the son of the late Herbert C. Hicks and Myrtle A. (Prosser) Hicks. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a BS in physics and worked for many years for GTE Sylvania in Needham, MA as a systems analyst. He was a brilliant man with many hobbies and interests but achieved particular renown in numismatics where his inquisitive mind and eye for detail resulted in the discovery of many new coin varieties. He was widely regarded as the expert in Eisenhower silver dollar varieties, which he discovered in 1974, and he wrote widely about Washington quarter varieties in 1978. He was the father of Dr. Richard J. Hicks (Michelle) of Longmeadow, Randall D. Hicks (Melissa) of Marlboro, Robert W. Hicks (Rita) of Marlboro, Michelle M. Murray R.N. (Brian) of Bolton, and Amy L. Foster (Toure) of Marlboro. He was co-guardian of Diana L. Boivin, a former foster child with multiple disabilities who found a warm and caring home with Herbert and his wife. He was predeceased by his half-siblings Charles, Arthur, and Mary. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Caitlin Hicks Pries, Christian Hicks, Sawyer Hicks, Matthew Hicks, Kristin Hicks, Daniel Hicks, Briana Duperval, Brittany Biddy, Allysen Hicks, Cole Murray, Aidan Murray, Sophia Murray, and Anthony Foster and 10 great grandchildren:Colin, Daley, Liam, Landon, Nicholas, Jaelyn, Noelle, Maxwell, Jayla, and Jayden. His funeral service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main Street, Marlborough, Ma. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5-8 PM. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you do something special for someone you love in his memory. For those wishing to make a donation, contributions may be made in Herberts memory to either Crayons to Cradle (155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135) or the (7272 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX 75231).
Published in MetroWest Daily News on Oct. 6, 2016
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