Alvan ‘Al’ William Hicks, Jr.
Hopkinton, MA and formerly Milford, NH – A beloved husband, father and son, Alvan “Al” William Hicks, Jr., 48, of Hopkinton, MA passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Lisa (Hegarty) Hicks, and cherished sons Jason Connor Hicks, Ryan Blakely Hicks and Braden Jeremy Hicks, all of Hopkinton, MA. Born in Nashua and raised in nearby Milford, he was the son of Nancy (Heath) and Alvan William Hicks, Sr., also of Milford.
Al was an avid sports fan who enjoyed volunteering as a coach for his sons’ baseball, basketball and soccer teams, as well as caring for his treasured cats. He relished time spent with both his immediate and extended family at his parents’ summer home in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee’s Barndoor Island. A 1989 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Al was employed by New York Life in Westwood, MA.
In addition to his wife, sons and parents, he leaves behind three sisters; Linda (Hicks) Smith and her husband Tom of Swansea, MA, Pamela (Hicks) Thomas and her husband Mark of Chichester, and Laurie Hicks and her wife Vanessa Apostolou of Coventry, RI; a
sister-in-law, Sarah Hegarty, and her fiance Shaun Tolson, both of Hudson, MA, and his parents-in-law, Judy and John Hegarty, of Shrewsbury, MA. He also leaves nieces Shauna and Kelly, nephews Bob and Pat, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their condolences with a donation consider Bay Path Humane Society, 5 Rafferty Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, MA, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com.