Ann Kane, 92, formerly of Olyphant, passed away peacefully at home in Darien, Connecticut on February 27, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born on July 24, 1929 in Olyphant to the late Owen and Nellie Durkin.
Ann was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Olyphant. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Marywood College in Scranton and did graduate work at Penn State University and Muhlenburg College in Allentown.
Ann was a speech therapist in the Allentown school district before marrying and raising her five children. She served as President of the Marywood College Alumnae Association and was a lifelong member of St Patrick’s Church in her hometown of Olyphant. For the last six years, Ann was a member of St. Thomas More Church in Darien.
Ann was pre-deceased by her husband of 48 years, Dr. James Kane, and her siblings, Joseph Durkin, Catherine Durkin, Eileen Lange, Gerald Durkin and James, who died in infancy. She is survived by her five children, Mary Kane of Oregon, James Kane and his wife Theresa of Pennsylvania, Owen Kane of Massachusetts, Kerry Muse and her husband John of Massachusetts, and Katie Murphy and her husband Jeremy of Connecticut, with whom Ann lived for the last six years. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Dean and Maylyn Kane, John Kane, Owen and Patrick Kane, Robby Muse, Finn, Jane, Dylan and Morgan Murphy, and one great grandchild, LaRia, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Ann at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant on April 23 at 10AM. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9:30AM until the time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place (Memorials Processing), Memphis, TN, 38105-9959.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant. For directions or online condolences, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.