John Edward Kane, 66, a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Born in Newark, N.J. on October 31, 1952, he was the son of John Joseph and Genevieve (Burgard) Kane. John was a 1970 graduate of Roselle Catholic High School. He went on to study business at Seton Hall University, where he became a brother of ΖΒΤ fraternity and met Gail Masteller. John and Gail were married in October of 1975 and settled in Stewartsville, N.J. where they raised their daughter, Christyne. They relocated to Groton, Massachusetts in 2018.
In the years following college, John went to work for the family Exxon franchise in Basking Ridge, N.J. as a skilled mechanic until his retirement in 2005. Upon retirement, he found joy and fulfillment in his daily walks, healthy eating, and Pocono Speedway NASCAR events.
John is survived by his wife, Gail, his daughter, Christyne Kane and her husband Michael Nilsson; his grandson, Declan John Nilsson; his sister, Patricia Krippendorf and her family. He is preceded in death by his parents Genevieve and John.
John's family extends their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses of Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston and the staff at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, who provided a peaceful and compassionate environment during his final days.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember John on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Martin Funeral Home, 1761 State Route 31, Clinton, NJ 08809 www.martinfh.com