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Richard Lawrence Hickey

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Richard L. Hickey, 55, on May 26, 2022, beloved husband of Maya Proulx.  Rich was Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue's Grounds and Facilities Supervisor and was a driving force in the creation of Castle Rock Farm, the Rescue’s home. Not only did he take care of the grounds, vehicles and buildings, Rich led volunteer groups in building projects and helped Maya deliver and bring in equines. He was not a horse person, but fully supported his wife's mission in equine welfare.


Rich’s relaxations included fishing, hunting and raising really hot peppers.  He was well known for his hot sauces. 


Rich's passing leaves us all with a huge hole in our hearts.


Rich was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hastings Hickey, Jr. and his daughter, Alicia Wesp. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Maya Proulx; his mother, Martha Joy Amon; sister, Tanya Hickey; niece Jordynn Campbell; his son-in-law, Joshua Wesp and granddaughters Peyton, Sophia and Lana; his daughter Brittni Hickey and granddaughters Brianna, Abbey and Anna; Brittni's brother, Sean Patterson; parents-in-law Tom and Philippa Proulx; brother-in-law, Liberty Proulx (Toni Barrett).


Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).

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