1985 – 2015
Willimantic – Nicole L. “Sissy” Rickaby, 29, of Card St., died Sunday, February 22, 2015, in Windham Hospital. Born in Worcester, MA, she was the daughter of Linda (McKay) Klingensmith of Putnam and Thomas & Joyce Rickaby of North Brookfield, MA. Nicole was a graduate of Windham High School. She enjoyed watching T.V.; swinging; smiling and the feel of the wind on her face. She loved being with family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Nicole is survived by her brothers, Thomas E. Rickaby, Jr. of Thompson, and Michael N. Rickaby and his wife Caitlin of Clinton, CT; her sisters, Sarah E. Rickaby and her boyfriend Brandon of Cumberland, RI, and Kayla M. Klingensmith of Putnam; her step-brothers, Jeremy Fafard and his wife Claudia of Newark, DE; Nicholas Atchue of North Brookfield, MA, and Kyle Atchue and his wife Erin of HI; her paternal grandmother, Faye Rickaby of North Grosvenordale and her maternal grandmother, Loretta I. McKay of Velrico, FL. She also leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins and her special friend Sr. Anne “Tot” Cacciaputi.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Card Street Group Home for the exceptional care that they gave to Nicole.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Nicole’s family from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015 with a funeral service at 6:00 pm in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Cremation will follow in the Park Tribute Center. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.