Eibhlis FitzGerald Heskin (Dicky), Loving Wife to William Heskin (Billy), Mother of four girls, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Suzanne and their spouses, Dan, John, and Laura. Grandmother to Heather, Lizzie-Bee, Kevin, and Lily. Great Grandmother to Marley Rose Jeffrey. Sister to Maura FitzGerald and Sheela Lindsay.
Dicky was born in Galway, Ireland and was the youngest of three girls born to Margaret (Drew) FitzGerald from Drogheda and Michael FitzGerald from Kerry.
After her school days at the all-Irish speaking school Scoil Fhursa, and then Taylor’s Hill, Dicky went on to train in hotel management at the Great Southern Hotel in Galway. This course included many exchange student trips abroad to Germany, London, Switzerland, and Paris which started her lifelong interest in travel. But even after all her travels around Europe, she met her one true love back in her hometown of Galway. Billy Heskin was the love of her life.
Like two peas in a pod, Dicky and Billy were both free spirits and both artists. With a restless nature and an appetite for adventure, they decided to take off on a trip for a few months to New York City. They fell in love with the excitement of New York and decided to stay.
During their life there, they raised four daughters, Kathryn (Pucci) a Pilates teacher and a devoted mother of three beautiful children, Liz (La La) a contemporary art dealer, Maggie (Bella) a classical music editor and mother to a beautiful daughter, and Suzanne (Suzie Q) a graphic designer and art historian.
Dicky is survived by her sisters-in-law Kathleen Heskin, Hilary Heskin, Mary Heskin, brother-in-law Joe Heskin, and many nieces and nephews. Her smile, laughter and warmth will be missed.