Mr. Matthew Joseph Hickey
27 September 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times
There passed away on the 14th September at the Mater Misercordiea Hospital, North Sydney, Matthew Joseph Hickey, high school teacher at Chatswood for a number of years and a younger brother of Mr. Jack Hickey, of Fitzroy Street, Tumut.
After receiving his final education at Cootamundra Public School he joined the teaching profession and was at one time teacher of the Dudauman, Jindalee and Bongongo schools.
Being of a friendly nature and gifted with a fine personality at all times he was regarded as a very able teacher.
Whilst at Bongongo he married Miss Eveyln Carberry, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Carberry, of Gobarralong and sister of the well-known Carberry brothers, graziers of the Gundagai and Cootamundra districts.
He also made many friends among the old identities in each locality who would remember him as a star batsmen of the cricket teams of those days as well as tennis.
He was one time sports master at the Hornsby school where he coached the best team of schoolboy cricketers in the inter-school competition, many of whom attained inter-state standard.
A Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Chatswood Catholic Church by the Rev. Father O'Flynn P.P., assisted by Father Fitzgerald.
The cortege moved off for the Northern Suburbs cemetery where the Rev. Father Fitzgerald, a cousin of the deceased, read the last sad rites at the graveside.
Several teachers from the Chatswood school attended together with relatives and friends of both families from Tumut, Gundagai and Cootamundra districts.
A widow and two sons are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. Three brothers and three sisters also survive.