Alice A. Monaco of West Seneca, a retired administrative assistant with the U.S. Justice Department, died Monday in Autumn View Health Care Facility, Hamburg. She was 82.
Born Alice Wojtan in Lackawanna, she was a 1941 graduate of Lackawanna High School. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She worked for the U.S. State Department in Washington from 1941 to 1949 and later worked in the then-newly created Buffalo Strike Force of the U.S. Justice Department from 1969 to 1987. The unit was created to fight organized crime.
Mrs. Monaco was a member of the Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church Ladies Sodality Society for more than 30 years. She served several terms as president and as an executive board member of the society.
She married Anthony J. Monaco in 1949. He died March 21, 2004.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Shaul and Lynne; two sons, Allan and Kenneth; and three sisters, Phyllis Sajdak, Jane Pierce and Helen B. Connors,
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, Indian Church Road, West Seneca.