Claire Torrans Hickey

February 2, 1937June 26, 2013
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Claire Marie (Torrans) Hickey, 76, of Brunswick Georgia passed Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Funeral Mass will be held 1 PM Saturday June 29, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Wilfrid Logsdon officiating. Family will receive friends at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM with Rosary 6:30 PM-7:00 PM Friday June 28, 2013. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware February 2, 1937, the daughter of Alfred and Christo (Yarborough) Torrans. Claire graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1955 and The University of Florida, Class of 1958. She married Daniel Loren Hickey September 12, 1959. Her early career was in Education teaching at both Jane Macon and Glynn Academy and later worked for many years at the Family owned Western Auto Associate Store. In retirement Claire was an active 4-H Club Volunteer Leader, a member of St. Francis Xavier Church Choir, the Elks Auxiliary Lodge 691, American Legion Auxiliary Post 9 and was one of the founding members of the Rainbow Express Cloggers. She is survived by Dan Hickey her husband of 53 years; sister Tricia Johnson (Ray) of West Jordan, Utah; brother Al Torrans II (JoAnn) of Lake City, Florida. Brother- in- law Howard Hickey (Chauvine), Tom Hickey (Janice) all of Jacksonville, Florida and Bill Reck of Val Rico, Florida. Children Danny Hickey (Allyson) of Brunswick, Greg Hickey (Heather) of Brunswick; Becky (Hickey) Stone (Chuck) of White Oak; USN Senior Chief Chris Hickey (Billie Jo) of Camp Pendleton California; Elizabeth (Hickey) Strickland (CJ) of Brunswick. Claire was very proud of and boasted about her 18 grandchildren, Shawn Hickey (Morgan), Matt Hickey, Haila(Hickey) Jones (Landen), Loren Hickey, Christo Hickey, Beatrice Hickey, USMC PFC Cole Mason, Ainsley Mason, Olin Mason, Macon Mason, Justin Stone, Tim Mason, Lee Faulk, Casadi Hickey, Jake Hickey, Drew Faulk, Peyton Strickland and Garrison Strickland and 4 great- grand children Tait, Lillie, Simon and Mowgli. Claire is also survived by her Aunt Elizabeth Ledet of New Orleans, Louisianna, a host of cousins, 11 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great niece. Claire was predeceased by her parents, grandson Loren Hickey and sister-in-law Donna Reck. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Donna Upthegrove

September 18, 2013

Sorry to Hear of Your loss..Claire was a Funny and Happy Spirit..Blessings of Peace Hickey Family...

Rhonda Morgan Carmichael

July 11, 2013

I am so sorry that I am just hearing of your loss. I will always remember Mrs. Kickey's beautiful smile, especially when she was performing. May God comfort you all.

Carlota Saavedra Chmielewski

July 1, 2013

Luanna y Zita, mi sincero pésame y a sus familias. Estaré orando con ustedes por su eterno descanso.

"Una flor sobre su tumba se marchita, una lágrima sobre
su recuerdo se evapora. Una oración por su alma, la recibe Dios."
-San Agustín

Rex & Kathie Miller

June 30, 2013

Our condolences to the whole Hickey Family. We knew Claire from her sister Tricia. Claire has always been so much fun when she came to Utah. We always loved her relationship with Tricia. We know Tricia will miss her every day. We will pray for you all.
Rex & Kathie Miller

June 29, 2013

Dan & all of you,

Claire's love and joy in all of you was always evident! She's up there with the Lord now, but I'm sure she's still looking after you!

Personally, I got to know her when I moved here in 2001. We shared lots of fun times in the choir and in the canasta group. We're all going to miss her!

All of you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Sheila Ledford

Ingrid Brown

June 29, 2013

Dear Hickey Family,

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I remember her back when Becky & I were in the dance company and she was always there to help us backstage. Then later when I taught Beth at St. Francis, she was always involved in all the school activities. She truly was dedicated to her family & community. You can be sure that she will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

Ingrid Overman Brown

Kathy Arens

June 28, 2013

A great lady and a real character. I knew her through St. Francis Xavier School, and her devotion to it. A great loss to her family and friends - and you will be in my prayers - but a great contributor and memory for all who knew her!

June 28, 2013

BJ and Chris,

On behalf of your ROICC Hospital family we send our condolences. Many of us had the pleasure of meeting your mom when she visited. She was truly a joy to be around. Our prayers and love are with you in your time of bereavement.

Ken and Pam Seigler

June 28, 2013

Greg and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know you, your dad, and your family are in our prayers. We send our heartfelt love and condolences to all. We love you.
Ken, Pam and Alyssa Seigler(DeFuniak Springs, Florida)

Kathy & Tess Hammock

June 28, 2013

Dear Greg,
We are so sorry for your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet your mother, but seeing how you live your life tells me a lot about her. She must have been an amazing woman! Her zeal, enthusiasm and genuine concern for others lives on through you.
Keeping your family tenderly in our thoughts and prayers,
Kathy and Tess Hammock