Wilmington, VT – George A Hickey 72 a well-known area chef and resident of Blue Brook Road passed away peacefully at his home on November 22, 2022.
The son of Francis X. and Mary (McDermott) Hickey he was born in Yonkers, NY on November 5, 1950. George grew up in Yonkers graduating from Mt. Saint Michael Academy High School.
George moved to Vermont in the summer of 1978 where he got a job painting lift towers at Mt. Snow Ski Resort.
He became a Chef and for many years worked at several are restaurants and Inns, the last being a chef at The Grand Summit Lodge at Mt. Snow.
George loved music and played bass guitar, he played with local bands including “Stormwatch” and “Gorgeous George”.
In later years he started the local chapter on Narcotics Anonymous and his own recovery group called “Routes to Recovery”.
He leaves his wife of 28 years Leona Linney, daughter Jessika Hickey, sister in law Darlene Hickey, nieces Holly Petrush and Heather Murphy, a nephew Sean Hickey and many great nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate George’s life will be held on Saturday December 17 at 11am at the Valley Town Church on South Main Street in Wilmington, a reception will follow the service at North Star Bowl Restaurant.
Memorial gifts may be made to Serenity House Inc. in care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
To send personal condolences to his family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.