FARMINGTON — Diana Mary Hachey, 95, of Livermore Falls, died peacefully surrounded by family shortly after being admitted to Franklin Memorial Hospital on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 10. She was affectionately referred to as “Mother” by her family and friends.

She was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Riley, a daughter of Jeffrey and Helen (Maillet) Henry. She had held the honor of being the oldest person, born in the village of Riley. She was a 1935 graduate of Livermore Falls High School, where she focused her studies on business courses.

Her work experiences were interesting and varied. As a young woman, she was employed at the Riverside Hotel in Livermore Falls, (currently the location of Livermore Falls Apartment complex on Main Street). She later was a chambermaid at Lakeshore in Livermore. During World War II, on Feb. 16, 1942, she married Placide “Gerry” Hachey at Notre Dame in Worcester, Mass. Her family surprised she and her husband of 67 years, in 2002, honoring them with a 60th anniversary party at the parish where they united in marriage. Always a devoted homemaker, her family was her priority and working outside of the home helped provide the extras for a growing family. Over the years, she had been employed at the Glove Shop Factory, Livermore Shoe and at Berry Hill, where she enjoyed packing apples. She also did housekeeping for the mill manager’s family.

Diana was a lifelong communicant of St. Rose and lived her faith quietly and humbly. She looked forward to the month-long annual camping trips to the Maine coast, where she enjoyed walking at Wells Beach. She also traveled with her husband to the Outer Banks and had many memorable family vacations at Canton Beach and on the backside of the lake and in her free time enjoyed working in her perennial garden.

She enjoyed challenging herself with crossword puzzles and was an avid fan of the game of Scrabble, always looking for the complicated, “special” word and the exact spot to place it, outwitting her opponent. She was blessed to have a wonderful rapport with her grand and great-grandchildren and enjoyed her Kindle, and most especially her iPad that enabled her to play Scrabble with her college age offspring.

She leaves one son, Dennis Hachey of Bangor; two daughters, Helen Souther and her husband, Clark, of Livermore Falls and Janice Hughes of Alexandria, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Russell Souther, Randall Souther, Ryan Souther, Carla Souther Lesko, Christie Souther Beliveau, Nicole Hughes Bozman, Michelle Hughes Sullivan, Jonathan Hughes and Bella and Meehka Hachey; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Placide “Gerry” Hachey, Sept. 7, 2008; daughter-in-law, Ruth Hachey; a son-in-law, Ronald Hughes; a granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Souther; and siblings, Leah Billings, Fred Henry and Edmund Henry.

Tributes and condolences may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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