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Jane Kane


Jane Kane (nee Leonard) age 94 of Pompton Plains died peacefully at the Center for Hope Hospice, Scotch Plains.

She was born and raised in Jersey City having graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1935. After high school she was a comptometer operator for several years. Jane married the late Edward J. Kane on June 10, 1941 at St. Patrick’s RC Church, Jersey City and honeymooned in Virginia Beach, VA. Jane would speak of how they drove to Virginia Beach and crossed several long rickety bridges in complete darkness as there weren’t the street lights a Jersey City girl would have been used to. They raised their family in Jersey City and once the children were older she worked first as a clerk and then as management for the Hudson County Credit Union during her ten year career there. She moved to Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains nine years ago.

Jane was dedicated to her Catholic faith and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church, Rutherford and also regularly attended Mass at Cedar Crest Village.

Jane was an active person and enjoyed many of the activities at Cedar Crest Village. Swimming and weight lifting were some of her favorites. Having learned the art of quilting in 2002, she also belonged to the Needle and Gun Club of Moorestown. Her quilting was displayed at the Kirby’s Mill Quilt Show in Medford several times.

She was witty and caring but most of all she was the “ultimate care giver” as she took care of her mentally challenged daughter for over sixty years. She has a long history of taking care of many in the family when they were ill - including her sisters, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law she dedicated herself to caring for others.

She learned to drive at the age of 75 when her husband Edward passed away. She avoided highways and got a speeding ticket on a local road after she refused to stop for a patrol car as she couldn’t believe the lights and sirens were directed at her. She relinquished her license after having a car accident in a cemetery.

She was the loving wife of forty-nine years to the late Edward J. Kane (1990); devoted mother of Mary Jane Kane of Evanston, IL, Richard T. Kane and his wife Delia of Medford, Patricia Kane of Bogota, and Gerard Kane and his wife Eileen of Rutherford; loved sister of the late Agnes Russell, Catherine Boyle, Mary, Margaret, Hugh, Michael “Duke”, Thomas, William, and John Leonard; cherished grandmother of Brian and Deirdre Kane, Claire McMillan, Francis, Peter, Paul, Mary, John, Andrew, Martin and Richard Liccardo; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Rd., Wayne.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from the funeral home then to Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, 580 Ratzer Rd., Wayne where a 10:30 AM Funeral Mass will be offered.

Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to ARC of Bergen County, 223 Moore Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601 would be greatly appreciated.

Guest Book


Jane was a wonderful human being who helped my mother, Nora, during the many years they were close. Jane was an intelligent, witty, and thoughtful woman. The Lane family will always be grateful for her lifetime of love and kindness. Our deepest sympathy to the Kane family. With sadness, DAN

Daniel J. Lane


Our sympathies go out to the Kane family at the loss of their mom. We did not have an opportunity to meet her but have heard many wonderful things about her from Rich and Delia. She truly is someone we would have loved to know. Lovingly, Dur and Judy

Durwood and Judy Hafenrichter


Jane was a wonderful woman and a pleasure know her. May she rest in peace.

Michael Murray


Our deepest sympathies to Rich, Delia and all of the Kane family.

Larry and Carolyn Dudley


I loved Mrs. Kane. She was very genuine and had a great sense of humor. She was kind, generous, and full of heart. She alawys thought of others. We will all miss you.

Celina Mowczan


Our thoughts and prayers are with Rich, Delia and the Kane Family during this difficult time withb the loss of your Mother.

Karen & Bob Downey


Our condolences go out to all of the Kane family. Jane was a fighter...and fought to the last day. Although we never met her we could tell by the example of her children that she was a terrific woman. We look forward to meeting her in Heaven. Blessings, Steve & Cathy Leiker

Steve & Cathy Leiker

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