Joseph R. Kane

September 18, 1925 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 92)

Joseph Roland Kane, 92, died peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at home. Born in Springfield to the late Michael and Mary (Foley) Kane, he was a longtime East Longmeadow resident. He was an Ironworker for 20 years, Local #15 Hartford, and worked for Gilbert & Barker for 25 years in research and development. Joe was a faithful communicant of St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, spending time outdoors, the beach, listening to Irish music, woodworking and watching the Patriots with his son in law. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Gloria (Fusaro) Kane in 2017. He is survived by their three children; Michael Kane and his significant other Nancy Sylvia of East Longmeadow, Joseph Kane and his wife Mary of Somers, CT and Andrea Mackin and her husband David of East Longmeadow, four cherished grandchildren; Robert and William Kane and Tiana and Sophia Mackin and sister in law Beverly Moltenbrey. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 – 7 pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095. Family and friends may meet for Joe’s Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10:00am at St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow. Burial will be private. The Kane Family is grateful to all of the staff who provided wonderful care and comfort to Joe during his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Baystate Hospice, 50 Maple St., Springfield, MA 01102.



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