QUECHEE — A funeral service for Iris Lucy Hickory, who died Monday, Dec. 17 at her home in Quechee, will be held today Thursday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Rev. Janice Chilek will officiate. A graveside service will be held in the Baker Hill Cemetery in Bridgewater Center in the spring. There will be no calling hours.
She was born August 31, 1933 in Sherburne, the daughter of Irving and Lucy (Kitchen) Neil.
Iris grew up and went to school in Sherburne until she married Paul Hickory and together they moved to Quechee, Vermont where she would live the rest of her life. She worked for many years at Timken Co, know then as the Split Ball Bearing Co. in Lebanon, NH.
Iris had many interests including flowers, quilting, and sewing. She was also very musical and an accomplished pianist. She enjoyed animals, but her greatest joy was her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Iris is survived by a daughter, Beverly Copp of Hartford, a son, Steven Hickory of West Hartford, a daughter Joan Spaulding of Hartland; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister Elizabeth Wells of West Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Paul; a brother Roger Neil; and two sisters; Evalina Martin and Marjorie Wells.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. Condolences may be offered at cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the December 20, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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