Jun 9, 2014

OBITUARY: Sister Emily Kane, SSJ



HOLYOKE – Sister of St. Joseph Emily Kane, (Sr. John Mary), 91, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 73 years, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center on June 4. 

A native of Westfield, she was the daughter of John and Emily (McKay) Kane. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary Parish, Westfield. She earned bachelor of arts degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and a master of arts degree from Assumption College, Worcester, Mass.

She taught in the Diocese of Providence, R.I., at St. Joseph School, Newport, R.I; in the Diocese of Springfield at Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School; in the Diocese of Worcester at St. Ann High School and St. Stephen High School.

She also served in the Worcester Diocesan Office and as director of religious education at St. Patrick Parish, Whitinsville, Mass. She also was pastoral minister at the former St. Mary Parish, Thorndike. She served as a tutor at The Gray House in Springfield. 

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her brother, Edward Kane, of California.

The wake will take place at Mont Marie on Tuesday, June 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with a prayer service at 10. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place in the Mont Marie Chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040-2739.