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Obituary: Mercedes Hickey

July 5, 1932 – February 12, 2023

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Mercedes Hickey Mercedes Hickey, nee Gonzales, age 90, of Hammond, IN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2023. Beloved wife of Richard Keith Hickey Sr. Loving mother of Donald Robert Sabedra, Richard Keith Hickey Jr. and Frances Elizabeth Chiattello. Cherished grandmother of Brian L. Edwards, Nicole Ramirez, Jennifer Hickey, Jacqueline Chalos, and Amanda Hickey; great-grandmother of Dayton Cottrell, Krystal Edwards, Isaiah Ramos, Andrew Ramos, Adonis Howard, Jaiveon Mosley, Jayden Burkhart, Remi Chalos, and Gunnar Chalos. Dear sister of Jesse Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Chava Gonzales, Harry Gonzales, Anita Kashet, Alice Sfondilis, and Leslie Gonzales. Mercedes was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Memorial visitation Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 1 – 4 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 3:30 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN.

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