Donna M. Paul

December 29, 1929
- August 19, 2010

Donna M. (McSorley) Paul, 80, wife of the late John "Jack" Paul, passed away Aug. 19, 2010, in Dover-Foxcroft, with the peace and dignity which she requested and deserved. Donna was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Milo, daughter of Elgin "Sam" and Estelle (Decker) McSorley. She was employed at Daggett's Pharmacy for several years, then worked at Milo Community Hospital until its closing as a lab technician and worked at Dexter Shoe until retiring. Donna enjoyed playing cards and having coffee with her friends. Donna is survived by her two daughters, Susan Larson and her husband, James, and Beth Melanson and her husband, Richard, all of Brownville; three grandchildren, Anne Bailey and her husband, Brent, of Brownville, Erica Lavallee of Belmont, N.H., and Rick Melanson and his girlfriend, Candice Ekholm, of Brownville; five great-grandchildren, Shelby Weston, Camron, Erynn, Jordan and Ryan Bailey; one great-great-granddaughter, Karlee; two brothers, Roy McSorley and his wife, Pat, of Elliotsville and Barry McSorley of Sebec; two brothers-in-law, Philip Paul and his wife, Caddie, of Millinocket and William Paul and his wife, Betty, of Florida; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and the love of her life, husband, Jack, she was predeceased by her son, Johnny; grandson, Andrew Larson; granddaughter, Rene?; brother, Charles McSorley; two sisters, Delores "Bunny" Colter and Gail Burlock; and brothers-in-law, Robert, James, Allen, Keith, Joe and Brad Paul, John Colter and Al Burlock. Graveside memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, with the Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brownville Elementary School Playground Fund, 774 Main Road, Brownville, ME 04414. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Published in Bangor Daily News on August 21, 2010

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