Alice Mae Hicks, 99, of Albany, NY passed away peacefully on March 30, 2019. Alice was born on November 24, 1919 in Glens Falls, NY to John and Marguarette Champagne Bovee. She attended Glens Falls High School, graduating in 1937. She worked at Scripture Nursing Home in Glens Falls prior to moving to Albany, where she met the love of her life James J. Hicks. After waiting for his return from WWII they married on April 27, 1946. Alice worked at Montgomery Ward, Bond Bread and subsequently retired from the NYS Department of Civil Service. Alice was a member of CSEA Local 1000, The Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Auxiliary, the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7338 and an active communicant of Holy Spirit Church in East Greenbush. Alice was a woman of strong opinion and you always knew where you stood with her. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Alice and Jim lived for many years in Palm Bay, FL enjoying the warm weather and a host of friends from all over the U.S. Their most cherished time was when they were on the dance floor at “The Hall,” listening to all the swing bands and doing all the dances of that era. Mom always led and Jim followed, if he knew what was good for him. Alice was predeceased by her son James J. Hicks and brothers Edward, Elmer, William, Guy and Cyril Eggleston, sisters Ruth Eggleston, Lillian LaRose, Evelyn Burrows and Ethel Wilcox. Alice and Jim shared 66 loving years together until Jim passed on July 28, 2012. Alice is survived by her son Kevin R. Hicks, Sr. (Deborah) of Guilderland. Daughter-in-Law Shirley Hicks (late James) of Castleton. Grandchildren, Kevin R. Hicks, Jr., Sean M. Hicks, Sr. (Heather), Lorrie L. Pizzola (Victor), Kimberli L. Carpenter (Gregory), Jamie Hicks-Furgang (Michael) and Great-Grandchildren Kay-Leigh Hicks, Sierra and Anthony Pizzola, Trevor and Spencer Carpenter, Sidney Jude Furgang, Conor and Sean Hicks, Jr., several nieces and nephews and devoted friend, Patricia Scheidel. The family extends their grateful appreciation to the Van Rensselaer Manor Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility (B-3) Unit for their loving and compassionate care. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Alice’s family Monday, April 1, 2019 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Funeral services Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 9:00 am at McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany thence to Holy Spirit Church, East Greenbush, NY at 10:00 am where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, NY immediately following the Funeral Mass. To leave a special message for the family, light a virtual candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Alice M. Hicks please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Alice Hicks November 24 1919 March 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Albany, state: New York