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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Rochelle “Shelley” A. (Ugstad) Reardon on October 1 from complications of renal cell carcinoma at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was 44.

Shelley began her career at WHOI in 1997 as a research assistant in G&G.  In 1999, she was promoted to engineering assistant in G&G.  In June of 2003, she transferred to the PO department and left in August of 2003.

Shelley is survived by her husband, Dennis Reardon; daughter Kayla and son Liam, of East Falmouth; her parents Janet Eckhart of Appleton, ME, Bob & Su Usgstad of Remer, MN; her grandmother June Olsen of Connecticut; sisters Ryan Greeder and her family and Sage Ugstad, both of Minnesota; sisters-in-law who were just like sisters, Kristin Berhing of Wareham, Mass., and Kathryn Roth of E. Falmouth and their families; and in-laws Ed and Virginia Reardon of Washington, ME, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Shelley and her family are grateful to the team at Dana Farber and Brigham & Women’s, particularly Dr. Choueiri, and Dr. Narang, for providing her with the most honest, upfront and compassionate medical care possible.

A celebration of Shelley’s life was held at Saint Anthony’s Church in East Falmouth on October 15. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod or Haven for Healing, a nonprofit organization offering free holistic services to people in treatment for cancer, Haven for Healing, P.O. Box 774, Falmouth, Mass., 02540.

Information for this obituary is from the Cape Cod Times.