Patrick & Liz to star
in annual "Sheehan" wedding
W. Boylston, Mass. — Football and baseball training at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute will come to a halt in May when WPI assistant
coach Pat Hickey weds his longtime girlfriend, Liz Wetton.
Boston Red Sox are also expected to delay their
game against Atlanta in Fenway Park to allow fans of the World Series
champions to see the couple's wedding
vows broadcast live on the Green Monster, according to semi-reliable
Both Liz, 26, a senior disability benefits specialist at Unum Provident
in Worcester, and Pat, who turns 28 in March, are solid Red Sox fans.
The Sheehan World has learned from the same sources that
Liz will carry her stuffed Wally the Green Monster down the aisle instead
of a bouquet of flowers.
ceremony reportedly will be officiated
by Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who autographed a baseball for Pat
when the WPI baseball team
was training in Florida
Patrick, son of Kevin Hickey and the late Joan Sheehan, is a graduate
of Assumption College as is Liz, the youngest daughter of Joe and Jackie
Wetton. The two first met on a double date in Worcester when Pat was
in high school but they didn't start dating seriously until nine years
friend, Eric Giacobba set up the two on a blind date.
The wedding party will include Eric; Amy Golden, a friend of Liz'; and Liz'
brother and sister, Jeff Wetton and Alissa Rivard.
Patrick surprised Liz with his proposal and an heirloom diamond on May
2, 2004. Liz readily said yes to much approval of family members, including
the Wettons "who I can
engaged," according to Pat.
The couple likes to vacation in Maine and Cape Cod, eat chili six times
a week and watch Red Sox games.
Liz denied reports that she would belly dance down the church aisle
or at the wedding reception but acknowledged she and Pat would be breaking
the recent tradition of September Sheehan weddings. Pat's Uncle Bob Sheehan
started the trend in September 2002 when he married Rosemary Komenda.
John and Colleen Sheehan followed with their nuptials in successive Septembers.