Anna E. Hicks

Anna E. Hicks 75, of Galway, peacefully passed away with family by her side Tuesday afternoon, August 22, 2017 at Saratoga Center in Ballston Spa.

She was born June 2, 1942 in Ballston Spa, NY, daughter to Helen Arnold and Howard Denison, and step daughter to Louise Cooper Denison.

Anna was a hairdresser and a homemaker. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed her desserts, camping, fishing, car rides, garage sales, playing card games and dominos (her favorite was chicken foot).

She is predeceased by a little angel.

Anna is survived by her loving husband of almost 52 years Leon Hicks of Galway, and their three daughters- LeeAnn (Jim) Salisbury of Amsterdam, Cindy (Kelby) Truax of Ft Edward, Traci (Adom) Giffin of Potsdam; two grandchildren Kayla and Connor Giffin; two step-grandchildren John (Nori) Salisbury of Hagaman, Jennifer (Ken) Kerfien of Fulton; nine step-great grandchildren Mackenzie Kerfien of Fulton, Brody, Christian, Haley Salisbury and Shannon, Mark, Maggie Hughes of Hagaman, Maddie (John) Hotaling of Albany, and Brett Dudka of Amsterdam; two grand doggies Gunner and Sophie; two brothers, Chester (Betty) Denison of Ballston Spa and Roger (MaryAnn) Denison of Galway; several cousins, nieces and nephews; as well as lifelong childhood friend Donna Earl of Galway.

Family would like to extend their sincere thanks for the wonderful care given to their “Anna Banana.” Her 2nd family- Alyssa and the best staff of nurses and aids on A-2; especially Tammy with her extra TLC and HGTV lunch dates. As well as the support from Laura and Hospice nurse Andrew.

Anna’s family invites their family and friends to join in the Celebration of her Life on September 9th at C&R Restaurant from 11:30-2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Anna’s name may be made to Galway Volunteer Ambulance Co, PO Box 151 or Galway Volunteer Fire Dept., 2175 Galway Rd, both of Galway, NY 12074.

Guest Book

Tom Denison, South Carolina

Please accept my condolences on your loss.
I remember Anna's beauty parlor she had in her dad's Glendale Hotel in East Galway. My father (Guy Elwood Denison) was cousin to Anna's dad, Howard.

Diane Gotham Palmateer

God, I am beyond words to say how sorry I am but also how wonderful you all are for such a great job you did for her. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
All our love, Mike and Diane


My Anna banana we will miss you so much. And to Leann and Pop you are part of our little A2 family forever. I thank you for letting me take care of Anna. I am thankful for being able to be with all of you until the end. Rest easy Anna.

Tammie Zlotnick

I love Anna Banana had the pleasure of those hgtv lunch dates for over two years and Anna and I would Oogle over flea market flip and fixer upper. Your mom was caring and amazing and sweet lady. It's not the same coming into work and not going into her room to say good morning at 6am. You are a wonderful family and I'm so blessed to have met you

Katie Wilson

I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories inbedded in my memories of her from my childhood. She is such a lovely person and was very giving. She will be truly missed.

Ivy & Jim Harkenreader

Mr. Hicks, LeAnne, Cindy, Traci & family Sending you all love & prayers. Our sincere condolences to you all. May Anna always be with you. RIP Mrs. Hicks.

Ardella (Harrison) Hutchins

To Anna's family. My sincere condolences. May your memories sustain you during this sad time. I remember many cups of tea with Anna when I lived on Lake Road. The last time I saw her Kathy Arnold was visiting her at the nursing home as I was visiting my mom . Again please accept my sympathy.
Del (Harrison) Hutchins