Gertrude Mary O'Loughlin Hicks

June 25, 1929August 7, 2018

Gertrude “Gertie” Hicks, 89, of Valrico, Florida passed away on August 7, 2018.

Gertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late John O’Loughlin and Mary Walsh O’Loughlin on June 25, 1929. She enjoyed communicating with friends and family on social media, but mostly enjoyed and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She took care of her home and family until her last days.

Gertie is survived by her husband Charles Hicks, daughters Elaine Hicks, Debra Hicks and Carol Hicks Kenny; her son Charles Hicks, Jr. (Carrie); her grandchildren Charles Hicks III (Molly), Casey Hicks (Alyssa); and her great grandchildren Wesley, Paislee, Raelyn and Kinsley. Gertie was the 5th of 14 children and is survived by her sisters Marian Mahoney, Margaret Crowley, Carol O’Loughlin and brother Robert O’Loughlin.

A private celebration of life will be held for Gertie’s immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gertie’s name to the American Lung Association at the link below.


Gertrude Mary O'Loughlin Hicks

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John and Sandy Ferren

August 10, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss, Gertrude was a beautiful woman. We are sending prayers and love to all of you.

Deb Bent

August 10, 2018

Carol so sorry for your loss you mom
Was so lovely . Love you


Julie O'Loughlin-Martis

August 10, 2018

I loved going to Aunt Gerty's & Uncle Charlie's house in Stoneham in the summers. Most of the O'Loughlin family would be there. We would get to spend time with the Aunt's, Uncle's and cousins. I miss those days.
Uncle Charlie, Elaine, Debbie, Carol and Chucky, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Gerty will be missed.
Love you all.
Julie & Dan Martis

Karen Dorrough

August 10, 2018

To all the Hicks family,

My late brother, Tom, married Carol and became part of the Hicks family for many years.

My brother had great affection for Mrs. Hicks. Tom called her Boston Strong long before that title was coined by the media.

He also loved to talk to Trudy and I knew better than to come over to visit him on Sunday mornings. He was chatting with Trudy on the phone long distance and did not want to be interrupted. At all!!

I am so sorry for your loss but I know you are all strong in your family ties and memories. Thinking of all of you, Karen Dorrough

Chrisann Williams

August 10, 2018

My heart is heavy, I have loved every minute that I was able to spend with Aunt Gerty. So many memories but I was beyond blessed with the opportunity to have made some new ones with her over the past year. She was a quiet but mighty matriarch for her family. She will be missed tremendously by all of us. Please know how much I love all of you and wish you peace.

Jean Mahoney Comparetti

August 9, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. We have so many happy memories of our times at your Stoneham house: playing in the yard, swimming, running races in the yard, the uncles playing horseshoes while the moms/aunts sat and talked under the trees. Aunt Gertie will be missed by all who knew her as she was such a gentle person. Love to you all.