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