Rolland E. Hickey

March 16, 2012

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y.     Rolland E. Hickey, 74, Oswegatchie Trail, died Wednesday evening, March 14, at Clifton Fine Hospital, Star Lake, while under the care of his family and Hospice of the St. Lawrence Valley.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Adirondack Funeral Home, Harrisville. Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the funeral home. 

Born June 22, 1937, in Watertown, the son of Howard and Jayne Hough Hickey, he attended Carthage High School. 

He married Bernice Arnold on Sept. 2, 1955, at Carthage First Methodist Church. She died Jan. 26, 2007. 

He was a laborer and foreman for Laborers Union Local 322 in Massena, NY. He also owned and operated Parkside Grocery in Oswegatchie for seven years.

Rolland was an avid sportsman, including hunting, trapping and fishing. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida and enjoyed going to casinos. He served in the N.Y. National Guard, was a member of the Shriners  of Watertown, and the Masons.

Surviving are a son, Danny J., Oswegatchie; two daughters, Paula and her companion, Walter Levy, and Laurie and Carl Northrop, Oswegatchie; two brothers, Donald and Joey, Fla.; seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; a brother in law and sister-in-law, Gerald and Rose Arnold.

Four brothers, Gene, John, Danny and Richard, all died before him.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clifton Fine Hospital 1014 Oswegatchie Trail, Star Lake, NY 13690.

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Information provided by Adirondack Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.