Woodstock – Randall William Hicking, 51, residing in Dayville, CT, passed away September 7, 2021, in Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Windham, Connecticut, he was the son of Richard and Cheryl (Hoevet) Hicking. Randall lived in Woodstock most his life.
He worked for the Marian Fathers Monastery as a maintenance man for over 30 years. Beyond the general maintenance tasks, he enjoyed assisting the elderly Fathers with errands and rides to doctors’ appointments. He was proud of his work. While performing many tasks from custom woodworking, painting, installing perennial gardens and landscaping, he developed many friendships.
Randy enjoyed racing, Nascar, Formula1, Motocross… if it went FAST, he had interest. He enjoyed drives in his car or on his Harley on a beautiful day. He also enjoyed fishing. Randall appreciated nature, the birds, the gardens, mowing the lawn a certain way. Attention to detail and creativity were very big qualities he possessed. He enjoyed Westerns, watching tractor pulls at the Fairs, his John Deere, Stihl, and his Harley hat collection. The man had a cap for every occasion.
He loved his dog. His boy Sigumund, the enormous Rottie, put the sparkle in Randall’s eye for many fulfilling years.
Randall was helpful, kind, loyal, and a good man.
Randall is survived by his sister, Michelle L. Hicking and companion Jody P. Reynolds of Dayville, CT; his father, Richard Hicking, and stepmother, Jill (Buhl) Hicking, of White Bear Lake, MN.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Randall’s family from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in The Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. A funeral service will follow at 6:30 pm in the funeral home. Memorial donations made in Randall’s name may be sent to the A.S.P.C.A., 424 East 92nd St., New York, NY 10128. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com
Randy was a good student and a good boy when he was in my class at Woodstock Elementary school. I’m sorry Michelle and family for your loss.
Kate Heckler Lewis
Michelle and family, I am sorry for your loss. Randy was always kind to everyone. May your memories provide comfort.
Michelle, I’m still struggling with the news of Randy’s passing. And though we haven’t spent much time together in recent years I have a wealth of memories from decades ago. May you and your Dad find peace through this juncture. Love and prayers to you both.
Joann Korswig Ainslie
Michelle and Family, we are saddened to hear of your loss. We will remember Randy’s smile and kindness growing up. Our hearts are with you all.
Randy always had a smile on his face. Loved having him as a student. He will be missed by many. Hugs to you Michelle.
I’m so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. My heart breaks for you Michelle. May happy memories fill your heart at this difficult time. I Love you.
Rand was one of my closest friends for most of my adult life.
More memories then I can even remember.
Thankful to have known him and his family.
He definitely was a good kind person and will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
When I think of Randy, I remember him as gentle, kind, quiet, and quick with a smile. What a nice guy he was, and my heart is with all who loved him. Another good soul gone too soon. My deepest sympathies to the family.
Wendi St. Jean
Michelle and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s recent passing. As a fellow longtime classmate, I have many fond memories of him. He was a very kind , friendly and fun-loving guy. I remember that he always seemed to be smiling and got along well with just about anyone. May you all cherish your memories and may he Rest In Peace .
Wendi (Fisher) St. Jean
Michelle and family my condolences. May Randy rest in peace and always bring a happy memory to his loved ones.
Randy was a joy to have in our home. Smiling, happy and just a great young man. Rest In Peace Randy, you were much lived.
So much love to Michelle, Dad, Jill & Family~ Randy was a wholesome man who will be greatly missed by many!!
He loved his sister Michelle dearly and was her greatest fan. I understand why♡
Ride in the Stars with Mom, Rand☆
Love, your “other” sister, Rhonda
I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers
I’m so sorry for your loss Michelle. I remember Randy as a sweet guy. We shared a soccer uniform in middle school and he was kind enough to let me ride one of his first motorcycles in high school.