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ANN F. MORIARITY, ACTIVE IN CHURCH
APRIL 12, 1915 -- JULY 16, 2004

Ann F. Moriarity, a homemaker and longtime resident of the Old First Ward, died Friday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was 89.

Born Ann F. Ferrintino in Buffalo, she raised her family in the Old First Ward, where she was a parishioner of St. Brigid's Catholic Church. There, Mrs. Moriarity made bread every week for the nuns who taught at the school and crocheted doilies for the church altar.

Her family said her home was open to anyone who needed to talk or have something to eat, and she was known for Italian dishes.

In her later years, she moved to another part of South Buffalo to live with her daughter Bridget.

She was a devoted fan of the Sabres, Bills, New York Yankees and -- most of all -- professional wrestling.

In addition to her daughter Bridget, survivors include three sons, Thomas and Cornelius, both of Depew, and Ronald of Bartow, Fla.; another daughter, Jeanette of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Monday in St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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