Obituary of Carol L Kane
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Carol L. Kane, a woman who devoted her life to caring for and enriching the lives of her family, passed away on Wednesday morning, September 14, 2022. She was 74 years old. Carol was born in Springfield, MA. She was the daughter of Robert and Joyce Frizzell. Her family lived in East Boston, Everett, and Arlington, before settling in Burlington in 1962. Carol would finish her last 3 years of high school at Burlington High School as a member of the Class of 1965. After high school she worked for Raytheon in Waltham. She met her future husband, William Kane, while out with her girlfriend at the OD’s Night Club in Cambridge. They married on June 23, 1972, and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She loved her role of homemaker, wife, and mother. She ran the home, managed 4 very active kids schedules, and always place their needs before her own. Since the 1970’s, she has endured countless health issues from beating cancer twice, Hodgkins Disease, 2 heart attacks, Multiple Sclerosis, and recently covid. Any of those could have ended her life years ago, but she had this silent strength that willed her to endure and over come those challenges for her family’s sake. She was very spiritual and never had a bad word about others. She was an avid reader of world events, history, and local and national politics and could beat anyone at trivial pursuit.
Carol’s greatest gift was her family. She was a loving and supportive daughter to her parents assisting and caring for them in their later years. She was a loving and supportive wife to her husband Bill for 50 years. They raised their family together, celebrated each other’s achievements, and cared for one another in their times of need. She was the quintessential mother to her four children. She was a wonderful role model, was there to support them as children, adolescents, and as adults and loved each one for them for their special gifts and talents. There were many memorable vacations in Maine. Camping on Hermit Island, The cottages at Head Beach, and Cape Cod. There were numerous road trips in their conversion van to North Carolina To visit their daughter Julie. Trips to Niagara Falls. Trips to Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Georgia to visit their son Jim in the army. There were also 3 cruises to Bermuda, and a trip to Ireland. When she had free time to herself, she enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, sewing, and crocheting. She made curtains, clothing, pillows, dolls, blankets, and upholstery. She made countless baby blankets which she donated to Heartbeat. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a woman of grace, kindness, and love.
Carol was the beloved wife of 50 years of William F. Kane, Jr. She was the loving mother of Jeffrey Kane & his wife Kristina of Shirley, Julie Colby & her husband Steven of Denver, NC, James Kane of Augusta, ME and John Kane of Ayer. She was the daughter of the late Joyce and Robert Frizzell. She was the proud grandmother of Rachel Colby, Garrett Colby, Gage Kane, Elizabeth Kane and Caleb Callaluca. She was the sister of Catherine White-McCarthy & her husband Dan of Billerica. Carol was also survived by nieces and nephews Eric, Jordan, and Caitlin White , Kerryn Cornish, and Colleen Kane.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4-7pm. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept 17 at 9am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Malachy Church, in St. Veronica Parish, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10am. Services will conclude with burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials, in Carol’s name, may be made to Heartbeat, 113 Winn St., #3124, Burlington, MA 01803.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050