Dennis Walter Hickey

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Most Reverend

Dennis W. Hickey
Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Rusuccuru
AppointedJanuary 5, 1968
In officeMarch 14, 1968 - January 16, 1990
OrdinationJune 7, 1941
by James E. Kearney
ConsecrationMarch 14, 1968
by Luigi Raimondi
Personal details
BornOctober 28, 1914
Dansville, New York
DiedOctober 6, 1999(1999-10-06) (aged 84)
Rochester, New York

Dennis Walter Hickey (October 28, 1914 – October 6, 1999) was a Bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rochester from 1968-1990.


Born in Dansville, New York, Dennis Hickey was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rochester on June 7, 1941 by Bishop James E. Kearney.

On January 5, 1968 Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Rusuccuru and Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester. He was consecrated bishop by Archbishop Luigi Raimondi, the Apostolic Delegate to the United States, on March 14, 1968. The principal co-consecrators were Rochester Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Bishop Emeritus James E. Kearney.

Hickey served as an auxiliary bishop until his resignation was accepted by Pope John Paul II on January 16, 1990. He died on October 6, 1999 at the age of 84.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Dennis Walter Hickey". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Archived from the original on 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by