Anita L Hickey

Rotterdam, NY – Anita L Hickey, age 84, passed from this life into the loving arms of our LORD on Sunday, December 11, 2022 after a long Illness.

Anita was born in Schenectady, NY on September 29, 1938 to the late Anthony and Lena (Pietrosanto) DeCarlo and was a lifelong Schenectady resident.

Anita graduated from Draper High School and attended Samaritan Nursing School.

Anita dedicated her life to her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor along with a heart of gold. She was a devoted daughter, wife and a cherished loving mother. Anita spent a large portion of her life as a best friend and caregiver, and was an amazing advocate for her daughter Maureen, who suffered lifelong complications from a virus she contracted as a child.

In addition to her parents, Anita was also predeceased by the love of her life, Daniel F. Hickey, who died on December 31, 2020, with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 6, 2020, her beloved daughter, Maureen Kara Hickey, who died in 2011 and her brother, John B. DeCarlo.

Anita is survived by the apple of her eye, her son, Patrick A. Hickey, of Rotterdam, NY.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 210 Princetown Rd., on Saturday, December 17th at 10 am.

Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Glenville, NY.

Memorial donations may be made in Anita’s name to the City Mission of Schenectady, 425 Hamilton St., Schenectady, NY, 12305.

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