CHESHIRE – Douglas W. Hick, age 49, of Cheshire, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side after a four-year courageous battle with cancer. He was the devoted husband of Melissa (Ludovico) Hick for over 22 years.
Doug was born on January 20, 1972, son of Donald W. Hick and the late Joan (Ritch) Hick. Doug grew up between Cheshire and Duxbury, Mass., where he graduated from Duxbury High School in 1991, then earned his Bachelor’s degree from Babson College before returning to Cheshire. He was the proud owner of Mr. Tent Party Rentals for 25 years. Doug grew a successful business after lots of dedication and hard work, making it what it is today.
Doug was a great guy with a fantastic sense of humor. He was a friend to many and would do anything for anyone. Family came first to Doug. He was a loving husband and a proud father. He was very dedicated and always supported his children in everything they did. He was their biggest fan! Making memories with family and friends was his life’s focus. He enjoyed anything outdoors and loved spending time at his “happy place” in Vermont. He enjoyed riding ATV’s, snowmobiling and boating, but most of all, relaxing and spending time with his family. Doug will be deeply missed, never forgotten and loved forever.
In addition to his wife, Melissa, he is survived by his children, Colby Hick and Katelyn “Katie” Hick. Doug also leaves his father, Donald W. Hick of Chester; his brother, David W. Hick and his wife Beth of Cheshire; his sister, Kristen Cunningham and her husband Gregg of Old Saybrook; his mother-in-law, Pam Ludovico of Wallingford; sister-in-law, Michele Dempsey of Cheshire; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his mother, Joan Hick, and his father-in-law, John Ludovico.
Friends were invited to greet his family at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., Cheshire, Conn. 06410, on Friday, March 12, 2021, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family. A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at a later date when it is safe for all to gather. Memorial contributions may be made to: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Colorectal Cancer Awareness, by visiting, www. closertofree.com. To leave online condolences for his family, or to share a story of Doug, please visit www. fordfh.com.