Genevieve Marie Hicks
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.