Patricia A. Papania, 46, ran food-service business

January 19, 2004

Patricia Ann Troyer Papania, who managed several area food-service operations, died Wednesday of lung cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 46 and a resident of Dundalk.

Born in Jarrettsville, Harford County, she moved to Essex as a young girl and graduated from Kenwood High School in 1975. In 1978, she married James A. Papania.

The two were minority partners for four years in the Dairy Queen store in the Lynch Manor Shopping Center in Dundalk. For the past five years, Mrs. Papania and her husband managed the food-service contract at the state Motor Vehicle Administration office in Glen Burnie.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, 2903 Dunleer Road, Dundalk.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Heather D. Papania of Dundalk; a son, James A. Papania Jr. of Dundalk; two sisters, Barbara Troyer of Dundalk and Holly Troyer of Jarrettsville; and four brothers, William Troyer of Essex, Mitchell Troyer of Rosedale, John Troyer of Owings Mills and Phillip Troyer of Jarrettsville.

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