Captain Matthew J. Hickey, USN Ret.
Date of Death: April 2, 2024
Cremation Society of Virginia
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Captain Matthew J. Hickey, Medical Corps, USN (Ret.), died peacefully surrounded by his family on April 2, 2024 following a fierce battle with pancreatic cancer that he fought with unwavering courage. He was 59. Raised in Bay Shore, NY, Matt was the son of Edward and Eileen Hickey. He graduated from Bay Shore High School…

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Brett Odom left a message on April 9, 2024:
USNA 1992 29th company
Dennis Duffy left a message on April 9, 2024:
Dr./Mrs. Hickey/Family: While I did not know Matt, we did know, at least a little of the Hickey family, from our days at Southward Ho CC. My brothers Hugh/Sean (I have 6 younger brothers; 5 of which caddied at SHCC after I did), I believe, caddied for Dr. Hickey on many occasions. All summer, EVERY summer - for years- the dinner talks at the Duffy house centered around: who you caddied for, how they did, was it work (the beach (traps...(:); a walk in the woods (tree trouble...(:)....or comedy central (most of the time)). Dr Hickey was ALWAYS kind and gracious, not to mention a GOOD golfer. I would have to think Matt was the same, esp after reading of his exploits. MY brother Hugh reported to me last night that Dr Hickey and Jerry Loeber (who refed some of my HS basketball games) won the member-guest in 1975!!! Wow! Very good competition there! Meanwhile, we would see Mrs Hickey constantly taking kids to activities. I remember thinking at the time that the Hickey's were a happy family...just doing ordinary things. My brother Neil (USNA '84) also had Matt come and speak to his Norfolk Academy physics classes on occasion...and reported that he was the "star of the show"!! Kuddos to Matt for helping kids!! Please accept our sincere condolences...and rest in the joy that Matt lived such a good, happy, busy, productive, helpful, service-oriented life that made this crazy world a (much) better place. We need MORE Matt's, not less!! That is what I will be praying for - for him, for you, and for all of us here. Please send me the details of the USNA Chapel service when it occurs, as I live in the Annapolis area....and will try to attend. That I can't guarantee, as my wife has Alzheimer's', but I will make every effort to do so. To say "thanks" to Matt....and to say "thanks" to the outstanding Hickey family for treating the Duffy boys so well...so long (50+ years) ago!!! Dennis Duffy 3450 Merrimac Rd Davidsonville, Md 21035
Lucy Williams left a message on April 7, 2024:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hickey family. What an outstanding life he led.
Brett Odom left a message on April 6, 2024:
Matt was my company officer at USNA, and I got to work with him when we snatched the Army mules from West Point before the Army-Navy game in 1991, my senior year. Fantastic human and leader. So sorry to hear this news. I’ve always looked up to him.
Susan Delutio left a message on April 5, 2024:
A fine officer and a gentleman. Rest in peace Capt. Hickey . Your cousin Sue…
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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