Kristan Elisa Hilchey, obituary

Fri, 10/20/2023 - 4:00pm

ROCKPORT — Kristan Elisa Hilchey, 49, passed away Monday, October 9, 2023 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center due to complications from cancer.

She was born in Rockland, December 2, 1973 to Clifford Hilchey Sr. and Judith (Gardner) McMahan. Kristan attended St. George Elementary School until the age of nine, moved to New Hampshire and attended Oyster River Elementary until the age of fourteen. Returning to Maine she was a graduate of Rockland District High School.

Soon after graduating high school, she began her career as a receptionist at Choice Skyward, where she remained employed while she continued her education at University of Maine in Augusta. She earned her Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, becoming a licensed technologist, working for Penobscot Bay Medical Center, later NorDx. Kristan was a hard worker, and very passionate about her work. She loved what she did, and missed it very much when she was no longer able to do it.

She spent the last few years of her life living on Chickawaukie Pond, where she enjoyed feeding the ducks, watching BritBox, spending time with family and friends, and trying to continue her education, just in case she got a chance to get back in the lab again.

Her friends and family were very important to her, but the most important was her especially strong bond with her daughter, Devan. Devan was her world and meant everything to her.

Kristan is survived by her daughter, Devan Long; parents, Clifford Hilchey Sr and Judith McMahan and step-father, Robert McMahan; siblings, Amy Dodge and her husband Doug, Clifford Hilchey, Jr., Gabrielle McMahan; life partner Jason Long; niece, Nettle Schneider; nephew, Otto Schneider; step-sisters, Elena McMahan, Erica Dever and her husband Justin; close friends, Angie Long and Terri Sukeforth; extended family and her in-laws, the Long family.

A service for Kristan will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of St. George, Wiley’s Corner in St George off of Route 131. The service will be followed by a gathering at the St. George Grange immediately after. All family, friends, coworkers, classmates and acquaintances are welcome. Casual, respectful clothing.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Kristan’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at