PORTLAND — Patricia Ann Dancil, 67, of Portland, died Jan. 20 in Portland.

She was born March 6 1945, and was the adopted daughter of Mary Fulcher and Henry Frazier, of Portland.

Dancil attended Portland schools and was very proud in her 40s to earn her G.E.D.

She worked for Hostess Bakery and Sears before owning her own thrift shop on Danforth Street.

Dancil loved listening to music, dancing and shopping. She was a savvy businesswoman and had a great eye for bargains, loving to buy and resell.

She lived in the moment and thoroughly enjoyed life and was proud to have found God in the 1990s. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Solomon Dancil, whom she loved dearly.

Dancil was predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Jean Fulcher, and a grandson, Corey Murray. She is survived by her husband; her children, Pamela MacLearn, of California, Susan Parks, of Alabama, James Horne Jr., of Massachusetts, Melanie Thomas, of Westbrook, and Jonathan Hines, of Portland; her stepdaughter, Sheila Dancil, of Portland and Kesha Horne-Fortson who has been like a daughter to her. She will also be missed by a host of grandchildren, extended family and friends.

A memorial service was held Friday at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services in Portland with an interment at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland.

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