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Mary M. Dancu, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 31, 2017, in St. Paul's, Greenville. She was 107.
Mrs. Dancu was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Wheatland, a daughter of Sam and Mary (Lapadat) Pacora.
Mary retired from the Shenango Inn, where she had worked as waitress for many years from its grand opening. Previously, she had worked as a waitress at various restaurants in the Sharon area.
Mary was a longtime member of Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church, Hermitage.
She was honored with a 100-year commemoration by the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Mary enjoyed crafting, playing cards, bowling, reading, writing, cooking and attending sporting events, the senior center and church. As a young lady she loved to dance, collect dimes and play checkers.
Her husband, John Dancu, whom she married Sept 24, 1927, passed away in July 1963.
Surviving are: a daughter, Rosella Stright, Pompano Beach, Fla.; four sons, John Dancu and his wife Sally, Hermitage; Ted Dancu and his wife Patricia, Flossmoor, Ill.; George Dancu and his wife Nancy, Savannah, Ga.; and Dan Dancu and his wife Rose, Pawley's Island, S.C. Mary loved her entire family dearly. She was the matriarch of five generations consisting of more than 150 direct descendants.
In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Violet Barker; three sisters, Sylvia Mondoc. Elizabeth Dudash. and Margaret Madasz; and two brothers, Sam Pacora Jr. and John Pacora.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Activities Fund, 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA 16125, or Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 950 Maple Drive, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Mary M., 107, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday (8-2-17) in Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Funeral: Noon Wednesday in the church, with Archpriest George J. Treff officiating.
Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on July 31, 2017
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