Iris Lucy Hickory

Quechee, Vt. — Iris Lucy Hickory, died Mon. Dec. 17, 2012, at her home in Quechee.

She was born Aug. 31, 1933, in Sherburne, Vt. the daughter of Irving and Lucy (Kitchen) Neil.

Iris grew up and went to school in Sherburne until she married Paul Hickory and together they moved to Quechee where she would live the rest of her life. She worked for many years at Timken Co, know then as the Split Ball Bearing Co. in Lebanon, N.H.

Iris had many interests including flowers, quilting, and sewing. She was also very musical and an accomplished pianist. She enjoyed animals, but her greatest joy was her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Iris is survived by a daughter, Beverly Copp of Hartford, Vt.; a son, Steven Hickory of West Hartford, Vt., a daughter Joan Spaulding of Hartland, Vt.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Wells of West Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.

She is pre deceased by her husband, Paul; a brother, Roger Neil; and two sisters, Evalina Martin and Marjorie Wells.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt. Rev. Janice Chilek will officiate. A graveside service will be held in the Baker Hill Cemetery in Bridgewater Center, Vt. in the spring. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. Condolences may be offered at