HICKEY, Peter J. of Seminole, formerly of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully March 11, 2013. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts July 12, 1943, the son of the late Patrick J. and Nancy H. Hickey, he was a 1963 graduate of Lunenburg High School, where he gained notoriety as an outstanding basketball player and was named to the L.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame. He spent 4 years with the Army National Guard and was employed at Digital Corp. In retirement, he opened his own business, Dale's Coins, in Dunedin and Largo. He loved to golf and fish. An avid member of the Elks, he contributed much through his committee work and gifts to the Largo Lodge. Peter is survived by his son, Patrick of California; brother, Joseph B. Hickey and his wife Judy of Massachusetts; his loving companion, Vera Sullivan of Seminole; his cousin, Jimmy Burlton & his partner, Pauline; and aunt Louise, of Pensacola FL. He leaves behind four nieces and nephews, as well as several grandnieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 23 at the Largo Lodge of Elks, 810 16th Ave. SE, Largo, FL. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th St North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709, 727-527-1196.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 18, 2013