Nancy Joan Hicks

Nancy Joan Hicks, 82, a longtime resident of Milford, passed away peacefully, on June 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Concord Hospice House.  She was born in Lynn, MA on May 12, 1935, daughter of the late Henry Heath and Virginia McDonough. She married her beloved husband Alvan W Hicks Sr. in Lynn in 1955. They recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Raised and educated in Lynn, Nancy graduated from Lynn English High School, and then attended the Chanler School for Women in Boston.  Nancy was a loving and devoted stay at home mother to her four children while they were young. As they grew up, she was employed as a bookkeeper at Bob’s Appliance Center in Milford where she worked for many years before retiring. During retirement, Nancy enjoyed being a loving grandmother to her seven grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Nana”.

Nancy enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, and baking. She is best known for her delicious pies, and “pinwheel cake”, a family favorite.  Nancy got great enjoyment planning and going on numerous family trips and cruises.  Summers were spent enjoying their home on Barndoor Island on Lake Winnipesaukee.  The lake house holds a very special place in all our hearts.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Alvan Hicks Sr.; daughter Linda Smith and husband Thomas of Swansea MA; daughter Pamela Thomas and her husband Mark of Chichester; daughter Laurie Hicks and wife Vanessa Apostolou of Coventry RI; daughter-in-law Lisa Hicks of Hopkinton MA; sister Carol Messina and husband Vincent; sister Beverly Hicks; grandchildren Shauna Smith, Kelly Casey, Bob Thomas, Patrick Smith, Jason, Ryan and Braden Hicks; sister-in-law Marilyn Cloran and her husband Rick; sister-in-law Judith Heath; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Alvan Hicks Jr., and her brother Henry Heath.

Memorial service was held Saturday June 24, at 11:00 am at Church of Our Saviour, Milford NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 814 Elm St. #300, Manchester NH 03101 or to Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord NH 03301.

Assisting with arrangements is the Cremation Society of New Hampshire www.csnh.com.