Donna P. Melville


NORWAY — Donna P. Melville, 72, of Norway, formerly of Baileyville, passed away on Wednesday at Stephens Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born in Norway, May 17, 1945, the daughter of Ivan H. and Ann Culbert Proctor. Donna graduated from West Paris High School in the Class of 1964 and in her younger years worked at Ledgewood Motel in Norway and in local shoe shops. She had worked as a nanny, as a homemaker and as seasonal help at L.L. Bean. She was a member of the Goodwill Fellowship at West Paris Universalist Church, American Legion Auxiliary 23 in Baileyville, where she was past unit president, and Town and Country Community Association. She enjoyed scrapbooking and photography, as well as the time spent with her family. On Aug. 5, 1967, she married Owen Melville.

Survivors include her husband, of Norway; a son, Dennis and his wife, Pamela of Pittsboro, N.C.; two grandsons, Tyler and Zackary of Pittsboro, N.C.; a sister, Donita St. John and her husband, Jim of South Paris; brother, Ivan Proctor Jr. of So. Paris; and sister, Dorene Merrill and her husband, Raymond of Waterford; nieces and nephews, Shelley Johnson and husband Fred, Michelle Brown and husband Russell, Benjamin Merrill and wife Katelynn, Jason Merrill and wife Jasmine, Elizabeth Stevens and husband Chris; and several grandnieces and nephews. She also leaves her special friend, Jeannette Millett; cousin, Beryl Bonney; second mom, Elayne Necchi of Colorado; friends, Gary and Norma Bell, Rodney Toothaker and Jeanne Miller. She was predeceased by her friend, Kathy Benson. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

Donna P. Melville