In Loving Memory of Mary M. Kane, RN

Mary M. Kane, RN

Mary M. Kane, RN

Scranton, PA April 1, 1940 ~ July 9, 2018 Date of Service: July 14, 2018

Mary M. Kane, RN, 78, of Scranton, passed away Monday evening surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Kane. The couple recently celebrated 55 years of marriage on June 1st.

Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Golden Jennings and was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Scranton. She was a Registered Nurse, graduating from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Scranton. During her nearly 60 years of service as a nurse, she worked at the Mercy Hospital for many years caring for people in all surgical and medical departments. She was also a surgical nurse for Dr. Stephen X. Solfanelli. Additionally, she loved working and serving as the Director of Nursing (DON) for the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Holy Family Residence. Most recently, she enjoyed teaching the next generation of nurses at Lackawanna College.

Mary was a longtime member of the Association of Jeanne Jugan and a dedicated volunteer at Little Sisters of the Poor at the Holy Family Residence. She was a ‘nurse’s nurse’.  She was a stickler for detail and always said ‘if it wasn’t written down, it didn’t happen’, which was her nurse’s creed. It was Mary’s nature to somehow find people and animals who needed her help and she always went above and beyond without any expected return. She was the neighborhood nurse. Often being people’s first call when they had a medical need, Mary’s home was the urgent care center of the neighborhood. She loved spending time with her family, especially her only grandson, Alexander. She enjoyed cooking and was a selfless, loving, caring and generous wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Also surviving, are daughters Kathleen Statsman and husband Jeff, Roaring Brook Twp., PA; Margaret Forgosh and husband Ari, Orefield, PA; and Rosemarie Kane, New York, NY; a grandson, Alexander Kane Forgosh; a brother, John Jennings and wife Arlene, Carlisle, PA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues and friends.

The funeral will be Saturday from Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Ave., Scranton, PA with Mass at 10:00 am.

Friends may pay respects at the church from 9:00 am until the time of Mass.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Little Sisters of the Poor at the Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509, or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Township, PA 18411.

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Barbara Kalteski
Posts: 1
Re: In Loving Memory of Mary M. Kane, RN
Reply #1 on : Fri July 13, 2018, 17:41:48

So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You're in my thoughts and prayers.