Virginia C. (Eagan) Hickey, age 95, passed away Thursday April 26, 2018 at her home. She was born on June 17, 1922 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Patrick and Susanna (Monaghan) Eagan.
Virginia graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Oil City. Prior to her marriage, she worked at Westinghouse Electric Company. She married Robert J. “Bud” Hickey on February 14, 1953. She was a devoted mother to their four daughters. In addition, she was an active volunteer at the St. Luke's School office, the Veteran's Administration Hospital and the American Heart Association's Sunshine Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bud, her eldest daughter Sue Ellen Gilligan and her sister and six brothers.
She is survived by her daughters Barbara LaMonaca, Nancy Harrison, Carol Norris-Smith; her sons-in-law Jeffrey Harrison, Joseph Smith and Martin Gilligan; and her grandchildren Betsy Gilligan, Michael Gilligan, Maura Gilligan, Kate LaMonaca, Vincent LaMonaca, Leah Norris, Ethan Norris, Olivia Harrison and Liam Smith; as well as her sister-in-law Mary Eagan and numerous nieces and nephews. Additionally, she is survived by her special friends and caregivers Deanna Williams and Mary Plaza.
Friends are invited to call at the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. on Monday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Tuesday at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Luke Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Erie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered in Virginia's name to Great Lakes Hospice Fund, through the Hamot Health Foundation, 302 French Street, Erie, PA 16507 or HamotHealthFoundation.org.