New London High New London, CT Class of 1981
- John Hickey
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Memories of John Hickey
John Vincent Donald Hickey, 47, formerly of New London & Mystic, CT died suddenly Apr. 9, 2011 in Waterford, CT
He was born in New London Aug 11, 1963.
John loved fishing, the Red Sox , 1970 Cougar muscle cars, and Cocker Spaniels. He owned numerous Cockers during his life and leaves behind his faithful dog “Lucky”.
He is survived by his sister Susan and nephews Ryan and Christopher, several cousins in NJ, NY, & MD, and numerous friends in the New London area.
John was pre-deceased by his infant son Donald Patrick Hickey, his parents Robert & Veronica Hickey, and his brother Robert Hickey.
As a teenager John was credited with saving a driver from being crushed by the bed of his dump truck and was featured in an article in The Day on 3/2/1978.
He graduated from NLHS class of 1981 and was a Ship Fitter Journeyman.
He worked for many years in the fiber optic industry for ATT & Lucent and led a team responsible for restoring communication at ground zero following the World Trade Center collapse. The effects of dust inhalation at ground zero contributed to a rapid decline in his health and at the time of his death he was on early disability retirement from Lucent.
John requested cremation and that his ashes be scattered at his favorite fishing spot. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control shelter or other no-kill shelter of choice.