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ROCKLAND and BETHESDA, Md. – Shirley McLellan Hachey, 57, of Bethesda, Md., and Rome, died Feb. 15, 2010, at her home from metastatic breast cancer. Her husband Bob and daughter Krista were by her side. Shirley was born Nov. 14, 1952, in Rockland, to Albert and Alma McLellan. She graduated from Rockland High School in 1971 and received an associate degree from Thomas College, Waterville, in 1973. Shirley married Bob Hachey, son of Jeanette and Joseph Hachey of Winslow, June 27, 1974, and traveled with him to Greece, where he was serving in the Air Force. Shirley then joined the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, as did her husband Bob, and served on assignments in Damascus, Syria; Amman, Jordan; Manila, Philippines; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Shirley’s daughter, Krista was born in Amman, Jordan, in 1985. On return to Washington, D.C., in 1990, Shirley served in assignments at the State Department to include office management in the executive secretariats of Madeline Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Shirley retired from the State Department in 2005, but continued to support the department as a contractor until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Shirley then volunteered at Georgetown University Hospital to provide counseling to other breast cancer patients. Shirley was loved and appreciated by all who knew her for her tireless work ethic, positive and friendly attitude, and her Downeast humor and wit. Shirley was a devoted and loving mother to her daughter Krista, who is a third-year medical student at Brown University, Providence, R.I. Shirley was also an animal lover and supported shelters in the Washington, D.C., area. In addition to her husband of 35 years and her daughter, Shirley is survived by her half sister, Ruth Winchenbach of Warren; her mother-in-law, Jeanette Hachey of Daytona Beach, Fla.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Rachel Hachey and sons, Joe and Sam, of Anacortes, Wash.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Nancy King and daughter, Amy, of Williamsport, Pa. A memorial service is planned for midsummer in the Waterville-Rome area with a date to be announced.

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