ORONO – Miss Mary Madeline Hachey, 80, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at Carillon Assisted Living, Shelby, N.C. She was born in Orono, the daughter of Nicholas J. and Josephine Doherty Hachey. She attended the Orono schools and graduated from Saint Mary’s Catholic School, Orono. Shortly after graduating, she went to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the government for more than 40 years. She loved Washington, D.C., and enjoyed taking her family and friends on tours of the museums and the many places of interest. She was a world traveler and always kept journals of her many trips. She wrote poetry and was so proud to have several of her poems published. After the death of her mother, she moved to San Francisco to be near her sister, Bette. When she was ready to return home, she bought a car and traveled alone from California to Maine. She never married, but loved her nieces and nephews as her own. She was a devout Catholic and the best friend that anyone could have. She was the one her friends knew they could call on in time of need. Madeline is survived by her two sisters, Barbara Nisbet of South Portland and Elizabeth Smith of Denison, Texas; her nephew, Nicholas Smith of Pottsboro, Texas; her nieces, DeEtte McCauley of Denison, Texas, Michele Kramer of Denison, Texas, and Brenda Peppard of Shelby, N.C. She was predeceased by a special niece, Kimberly Peppard, who died in 1984. The family conveys our sincerest appreciation to Madeline’s caregivers at Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby, especially Jeanette and Paula, for the loving care, kindness and compassion they showed Madeline and us. She will be missed by her family and her many friends. A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Orono. There will be a burial service after the Mass at Riverside Cemetery, Orono. In lieu of flowers, donations in Madeline’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.