Rose Teresa (Boffo) Hickey

  • Born: October 19, 1930
  • Died: October 8, 2020
  • Location: Holbrook, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rose Hickey

Holbrook – Mrs. Rose Teresa (Boffo) Hickey, of Holbrook, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain following a period of declining health. She was 89.

Rose was born in Brighton on October 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Donato and Edith (Cuozzo) Boffo. She was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton and also attended Mount Saint Mary College in Hookset, New Hampshire.

She was married to Arlington native and career soldier Charles E. Hickey, Jr. for sixty-six years until his death on November 26, 2016.

Rose and Charlie lived in Holbrook since 1959 where they raised their family and made many lifelong friends. Rose will long be remembered for her devotion to her family, her cooking and baking talents in the kitchen and a deep and abiding faith.

She leaves her children, Steven C. Hickey (Kristin McCarthy) of Shutesbury, David C. Hickey (Kenna Rey) of Lakeland, Tennessee, Michael J. Hickey (Sharon) of Abington and Eileen M. Hickey (Thomas Donovan) of Dedham; eight grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Rose was also a sister of the late Charles, Dominic and Anthony Boffo and Mary Barone.

Family and friends will honor and remember Rose's life by gathering to visit beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14th in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham before leaving in procession at 10:30 a.m. to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd fl., Princeton, NJ 08540