Robbinston – Melva Lee (Allen) Morrell, 93, passed away May 16, 2018 at the Robbinston Bridge Home. Melva was born May 5, 1925 in Robbinston, the only child of Oscar Reynolds Allen and Parthenia (Barnes) Allen.
Melva was the dispatcher for the Robbinston Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was a correspondent for the Quoddy Tides. She will be remembered for the love of family and for her tireless work on genealogy. Melva enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane for being the eldest person in town.
In addition to her parents, Melva was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Lester Morrell; a daughter Carolyn Ann; son Charles Morrell Sr.; two grandsons, Charles Morrell Jr. and Michael Morrell; granddaughter Julie Brooks; and a great-granddaughter, Carrianna Massey.
Surviving are her five children, Deanna Brooks and husband Merrill of Robbinston; James Morrell and wife Debra of Robbinston; Stanley and wife Deborah of Robbinston; Stephen and wife Rita of Bowdoinham, and Ernest and wife Janice of Calais; daughter-in-law Cindy Morrell of Tacoma, WA; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many cousins and friends.
A celebration of Melva’s life was held on May 20, 2018 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Melva was laid to rest beside her beloved Lester at Brewer Cemetery in Robbinston. A fellowship with family and friends followed at her daughter’s home in Robbinston.