July 12, 2024

Marie J. Hicks


Marie J. Hicks, 90, of Seekonk, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2024. She was the wife of the late Oscar M. “Gus” Hicks.

 Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Costigan) Burchard.

 Mrs. Hicks was a seamstress for Helene’s Bridal Shop in East Providence before retiring. She was an avid quilter, hand embroiderer, baker, cook and Red Sox fan. She enjoyed bowling, arts and crafts, reading, word puzzles and camping. She was a big supporter of the Seekonk Oil Little League Team which she attended with her husband who was the teams coach.

 She leaves seven children, William Hicks and his wife Joyce of North Smithfield, daughter-in-law Donna Hicks of Lakeville, Patricia Rose (Bill Barth) of East Providence, Richard Hicks and his wife Terri of Coventry, Carolyn Eaton of Seekonk, Anne Burk (Steve Hartwick) of Butler, PA, Robert Hicks and his wife Kristine of Seekonk and James Hicks and his wife Holly of North Attleboro; eighteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Albert "Buddy", Susan, and Dennis Hicks and sister of the late Joseph Burchard, John “Jack” Burchard, Margaret “Peggy” Calverley and Robert “Bobby” Burchard.

 Her funeral services will be private. Donations in her memory can be made to the Seekonk Police Department or to the Seekonk Fire Department, 500 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771.  

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