Genevieve Marie Hicks


Genevieve “Mumski” Marie Hicks, age 89, of Westford MA, passed away very peacefully, at her home on Monday, November 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family, her dog Laddie by her side.

She was married to the late Robert M. Hicks who died October 28, 2006.

Born in Southbend, Indiana on October 18, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Genevieve Vinal. Marie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School with the class of 1947, and attended Lowell Commercial College.

She worked as an office manager for the family business, Hicks Homes of Westford, MA. In her younger years, she worked at Abbot Worcester of Lowell. She was a ski instructor at Nashoba Ski in Westford and Jiminy Peak in Hancock, MA.

She was an artist, a talented seamstress, and loved riding her horse, Burt.
She enjoyed quilting, painting and trying new craft projects with her art teacher, Karen.
The latest was wood burning.  She enjoyed traveling, especially to her son David's house in New Hampshire, for boat, motorcycle and   snowmobile rides and time with her family.

She was a communicant of St. Catherine Church in Westford.

Marie is survived by her sons, Robert David Hicks of Moultonboro, NH, and Russell A. Hicks and his wife, Joan of Pittsfield, MA; a daughter, Kathryn M. Wasylak and her husband, Jack of Dracut; two grandchildren, Casie Sorenson and her husband, Matthew, and Briana Phelan and her boyfriend, Jonathan Crotty; a great granddaughter, Sophia Sergeant; a brother, Richard Vinal of Dracut, MA; a sister in law, Joan Vinal of Dracut MA; her God daughter, Bridgette Maloney; a dear friend, Rita Zappelli of 44 years, and many friends, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, the late Frederick and George Vinal, and by her grandson, the late John J. Wasylak of Dracut, MA.

The family would like to thank her care givers, Courtney, Jessica, Margaret, Tate, Rose, Vicki, Tandi and Violet who lovingly cared for her at her home. Everyone she knew will miss her beautiful smile and laugh.

Visiting hours Fri. , Nov. 16th 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Sat., Nov. 17th at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. Catherine's Church in Westford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Westford. Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.



November 16, 2018
3:00 to 7:00PM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 17, 2018
8AM Funeral Home/ 9AM Church
St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Westford
  1. Pat Cloutier says:

    So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. She was an amazing soul and beautiful lady. God bless your family during such a sad time.

  2. Jane Holland says:

    David, Russ, Katie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Marie was one of the kindest souls. When I was in college, she came out to help me paint a giant mural. I so enjoyed her company and spirit. It has been 30 years since I have seen her but I can still see her smile and hear her easy laugh.
    Much love,
    Jane (Funke) Holland

  3. Denice Roberts Iovino says:

    Heartfeld condolences to Marie’s family and friends.

  4. Bruce and Patti says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, such a wonderful loving person, she will be missed and remembered fondly and often.

  5. Chris and Ann Bernard says:

    Katie and Jack, please accept our most sincere condolences.

  6. Kathy and Paul Gauthier says:

    Katie and Jack, We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Your mom made such a positive impression on everyone she met. She was full of laughter and fun! Hold onto those wonderful memories and keep an eye out for her latest art work…she’ll be painting some beautiful sunrises/sunsets from up in heaven, I’m sure!

  7. Crotty’s Family says:

    Briana, Sophia and the Hicks family,
    We are so sorry for you loss
    of your grandmother/mom
    For the short time that we knew her
    She was a lovely person we are
    going to miss her at Briana and
    Jonathan family gatherings

    The Crotty family

  8. Brenda Gould says:

    We loved seeing Marie on the property, either walking her dog or sitting by the riding area with the beautiful maple trees. She was always so sweet, so happy and so very generous and gracious. We’ll miss her smile but greatly appreciate all she did for Habitat. We considered her a dear friend and will miss her!

  9. Kim West says:

    Hicks family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your mother she was an amazing women she was a joy to have as a patient. I was only the medical assistant but I enjoyd our time together!!!
    Dr. Joshi sends her condolences also.

  10. Dodie Dolan says:

    So very sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  11. Dianne Lopez says:

    Hicks Family

    We are so very sorry for your loss of this wonderful gifted soul, Mumski, GMarie , Mom. Whatever we all called her she was a gem with a wonderful laugh and infectious smile. We were very lucky to have been taken in by Marie. She loved the Cove and so glad we all got to meet her and spend time with her.

    The Lopez and Goglia families.

  12. Freddie and Sheila says:

    Kate and Jack we are so sorry for your loss

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