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Sister Kathleen C. Kane
October 11, 1941 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Sister Kathleen Kane, (formerly Sr. Daniel Marie), the daughter of Arthur and Helen Goodenough Kane and a Sister of St. Mary of Namur, died March 8, 2023 at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence, New York. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2 pm – 8 pm at St. Mary Center Chapel, 241 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo, NY 14213. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:30 am, from St. Mary Center Chapel. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be made to Sisters of St. Mary, St. Mary Center.
Sister Kathleen grew up in Lockport, attending St. John School and St. Joseph Academy, graduating from De Sales Catholic High School in 1959. Following her graduation, she entered the Sisters of St. Mary, making her perpetual vows in 1968. She attended Catholic University and received her B.A. in English and received a Masters of Theology from Notre Dame University and Masters of Pastoral Studies at Boston College. Like many sisters of the time, her early career centered on teaching at Mount St. Mary, Annunciation High School, and St. Jude High School in South Carolina. Later she became principal of Mt. St. Mary. However, her interest in parish work became a dominant force in her life and she held positions as Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate at Immaculate Conception in East Aurora, St. Gregory the Great in Williamsville, Holy Cross in Buffalo, St. James in Conway, S.C., St. Michael in Garden City, SC, and her longest assignment at St. Francis by the Sea in Hilton Head, SC. Her parish work was acknowledged when in 2016 she received the Woman Religious of the Year in the Diocese of Charleston. Probably her most interesting work was done for three years at a camp for mainly Guatemalan refugees in Campeche, Mexico. She quickly learned Spanish and entered whole heartedly into life in the refugee camp. Sister Kathleen Kane was very successful in interacting well with people. Not only was she outgoing, but she was charming. She was always involved with the people she worked with and, indeed, all the parishioners. She showed interest in their lives, their family, their successes and their troubles. As a result, they were willing to help out, they would do anything for her. This made for parishes that thrived because of her touch. She was truly a gift to the Church.