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Santa Hickey

Santa Hickey

Jun 15th, 1942 - Mar 25th, 2020
  • Birth Date: Jun 15th, 1942
  • Death Date: Mar 25th, 2020
  • Funeral Date: Mar 26th, 2020
  • Location: private
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Santa Hickey, 77, of Littlestown, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  She was the wife of William W. Hickey of Littlestown.  Born June 15, 1942 in Baltimore, Santa was the daughter of the late Charles & Santa (Giordano) Tumminello.  She was a high school graduate, a homemaker and was employed with Weis Markets.
Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughters:  Carol Ann Phipps of Annapolis, Jacqueline Miller of Littlestown, Karen Wilkinson & Kenny of Upperco, MD and Kimberly Altvater of Westminster; her 4 grandchildren:  Wesley & Haley Miller and Ashley & Amber Altvater; her great granddaughter, Aubrey Gardner and her brother, Vincent Tumminello of Baltimore.  Santa was predeceased by her sister, Cosima Tumminelllo.  She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown.  Santa loved playing bingo and being with her family and friends.
Viewing and Graveside Service are private.  She will be interred in the parish cemetery with Rev. C. Anthony Miller officiating.  Memorials in Santa’s name may be sent to her church @ 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA  17340.  Online condolences may be shared on

Ted Shinaberry
Mar 30th, 2020 2:11 pm
Miss Santa was such a wonderful and kind person and I couldn't have grown up in a better neighborhood with her and her family as neighbors. Condolences to Bill and all my childhood friends - Carol, Jackie, Karen, and Kim. I have only fond memories of her and her household. So sorry for your loss.
Mar 29th, 2020 11:57 am
I' give a prayer to you bill and all the family on this moment, I'm so very sorry, santa had a beautiful smile, I would never forget , she was very kind , god is with her in heaven, god bless you all.
Mar 28th, 2020 6:07 pm
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May you be comforted knowing friends and family are praying for you all. Marilyn and Scott Zanger
Erika and Joe
Mar 28th, 2020 5:18 pm
Bill we are so sorry to hear about Santa my thought and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time God bless you and your family Love Erika and Joe
Sterling and Deanna Gochnauer
Mar 28th, 2020 2:40 pm
We are so sorry to hear about Santa. She was a very special lady who we got to know when we became neighbors. Wishing you and your family strength and peace at this time. You and your family are in our thoughts ,our hearts and our prayers.
Dave Cole
Mar 28th, 2020 1:58 pm
So sorry for your loss, Bill. Patti and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts.
Dawn Morell
Mar 28th, 2020 12:58 pm
So incredibly sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mary Ann Gordes
Mar 28th, 2020 12:14 am
I’m going to miss you my friend.
Robin Rupp
Mar 27th, 2020 9:44 pm
Santa you were one of the sweetest Mom's I've ever known and you were very kind to my whole family and made us feel like family too. I wish we had visited more instead of letting life take over and putting distance between our families. You will be missed by all.
Fran Latvanas
Mar 27th, 2020 6:42 pm
I am so sorry n shock to hear of mrs. Santa passing I just was talking to her in Kennies n she loves to play bingo she n her husband are very wonderful n nice people I will really miss her not coming into Kennies for I worked there RIPMrs. Santa
Emily Shinaberry
Mar 27th, 2020 6:08 pm
I'm so sorry that we all have lost dear Santa. She was truly a kind and good person, caring for all of those who knew her. She and all your family certainly made our years as neighbors very special. Love and prayers for all of you.
Wendy Brooks
Mar 27th, 2020 5:57 pm
Hugs and prayers to all of you. Miss Santa had such a big role during my growing up years in Baltimore - I will always remember how welcome she always made me and my family feel. Your home felt like my second home! I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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