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Official Obituary of: John S. Hickman 01/10/2021

John S. Hickman 01/10/2021

North Attleboro – John S. Hickman, 82, of North Attleboro passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Morton Hospital in Taunton.  He was the husband of Anne (Derose) Hickman. 

Born in Orange, NJ on September 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Darold and Edith (Keelen) Hickman. 

John was a resident of North Attleboro since 1940.  He worked as a Dispatcher, Fire Alarm Operator for the North Attleboro Fire Department for 27 years before his retirement in 2001. 

John was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro and a past member of the North Attleboro Historical Commission.  His hobbies included gardening and coin collecting. John also enjoyed collecting postcards of the North Attleboro area. 

In addition to his wife, Anne, John is survived by his sons John Hickman, Jr. of Maine; Joel Hickman of Florida; Robert Hickman of Attleboro; and Michael Hickman of North Attleboro; his sister:  Mary Patricia Newbert of Warwick, RI and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his nephews and nieces and several cousins. 

He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey S. Hickman and his brother-in-law Gordon Newbert. 

With strict adherence to Covid-19 precautions including face masks and social distancing relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation for John on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro form 5 to 7 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to the NA Firefighter’s Kids Day Association, P.O. Box 3215, North Attleboro, MA 02761 

 

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  • Dale and I were saddened to hear that John had passed away. Dale worked with John at NAFD for many years. He was always so pleasant when I would call to speak to Dale ( before the use of cell phones ) and he would answer the phone. He always asked how I and my son were doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the family. Rest in peace, Johnny.

  • [size=5]Many years back while working on a drawing of North Attleboro, John shared with me his many photos of structures which formerly stood downtown but had perished in fires but existed at the time the reference photo I was using. I enjoyed the stories he shared and how both he and his wife Ann spent a couple afternoons chatting with me. Sorry to just now read of his passing. May he Rest In Peace.[/size]

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  1. [size=5]Many years back while working on a drawing of North Attleboro, John shared with me his many photos of structures which formerly stood downtown but had perished in fires but existed at the time the reference photo I was using. I enjoyed the stories he shared and how both he and his wife Ann spent a couple afternoons chatting with me. Sorry to just now read of his passing. May he Rest In Peace.[/size]

  2. Dale and I were saddened to hear that John had passed away. Dale worked with John at NAFD for many years. He was always so pleasant when I would call to speak to Dale ( before the use of cell phones ) and he would answer the phone. He always asked how I and my son were doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the family. Rest in peace, Johnny.

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