Ruth T. Hickey

May 23, 2023

Ruth Hickey Obituary

HICKEY – Ruth T. of Murfreesboro, TN, passed peacefully at NHC in Murfreesboro, TN, on Tuesday, May 23, at the age of 97. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn and the Bronx, NY, Ruth and Walter, her husband of 48 years, settled in Uniondale, Long Island, where they put down deep roots and raised a family of four (plus one dog). They subsequently moved to Murfreesboro, TN. Ruth was predeceased by her husband and three daughters: Catherine Hickey (who died at birth), Linda (Hickey) Fulton, and Kathleen Hickey.


Her memory is deeply treasured by her sons Brian and Dennis Hickey, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a step-brother, and a small but lustrous ring of dear friends and loved ones, as well as residents and staff at NHC. Ruth’s indomitable faith, resilience in the face of adversity, and concern for others was rounded out by a vibrant fashion sense that prevailed down to her last manicure, two days before her passing.


Viewing from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hartnett Funeral Home, with burial immediately to follow at Long Island National Cemetery in New York.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (www.


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June 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hartnett Funeral Home
561 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553

June 1, 2023

2:00 PM
L.I. National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, New York 11735


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