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Laura Maher Hicks

December 14, 1948October 16, 2020

Laura Maher Hicks, age 71, passed away on October 16th, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her son Robert, daughter in law Sheri, sisters Mary Scagliarini (Paul), Pat Carocari (John), brothers Lawrence Maher (Anne), and Michael Maher. She was predeceased by her parents, Larry and Mary Maher, and her husband Turner.

Laura was a graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School. She then went on to complete a Business School Curriculum at Massey Junior College in Atlanta, Georgia. In her adulthood, she worked for Truland Systems, where she met Turner. With Turner and Robert, she had many great memories, such as pan mining for gold in Colorado and taking Summer trips to Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Years later, in her retirement, Laura volunteered and ultimately sat on the Board of Directors for the Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church. There, she helped start the Friendly Visitor Program, chaired the New Client Assessment Committee, served as a Ride Coordinator, and even helped take clients to medical appointments, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Laura was also an active member of Saint James Catholic Church. She served as both a sacristan and a Eucharistic Minister. Also a member of the Bereavement Ministry, Laura attended Funeral Masses on behalf of the parish and offered her support to the families.

The family will be receiving visitors on October 29th from 2PM to 4PM, then again from 6PM to 8PM at Murphy’s Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 30 people are allowed inside the parlor room at once, so please be considerate to others who may be waiting to enter. Memorial Mass will be the following day at Saint James Catholic Church at 10AM. The burial will follow at National Memorial Park at 11AM.

Services

29 October

Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

29 October

Memorial Gathering

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

30 October

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

905 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046

30 October

Interment

11:00 am - 11:30 am

National Memorial Park

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

Memories

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Rev. Joseph Elamparayil

October 23, 2020

I do remember Laura with her gentle, warm and loving spirit. She was always happy to render any kind of service to her Church and priests. Indeed she was a cheerful giver. For me, it was a great joy and inspiration to know people like Laura. I thank God for the beautiful gift of her person and pray that our good Lord welcome her with the rewards of eternal peace and happiness. May she rest in peace. May the Lord comfort and support her beloved family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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