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Mary Ann Moje, 89, a former town tax collector who had 102 living descendants, died Saturday (Jan. 29, 2000) in Mount View Health Facility, Lockport, after a long illness.

Born Mary Ann Monkelbaan in Buffalo, she lived most of her life in Pendleton.

She married Wallace Moje on Dec. 18, 1930, in Niagara Falls. He later became Pendleton highway superintendent. He died in 1974.

Mrs. Moje was town tax collector for 20 years. She also drove a Ridge Road Express school bus for 25 years, retiring in 1975.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers Association, the Pendleton Historical Society, the Wendelville Senior Citizens, Wendelville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Good Shepherd Senior Citizens, and the Republican Club. She was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Newfane.

Mrs. Moje enjoyed bowling, crafts and playing cards.

Survivors include a son Robert; five daughters, Alice Alexander of Liberty, Pa., Rosemary Miller of Newfane, Ann Maerten of Sanborn, Barbara Hobart of Ransomville and Henrietta, known as "Rickie," of Ramey, Pa.; a brother, Herman Monkelbaan of Java Center; a sister, Agnes Lindelow of Amherst; 30 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bridget's Church, Ewings Road, Newfane. Burial will be in Wheatfield Cemetery.

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