James Stephen Kane
ROCKVILLE, MD- James Stephen (Jim) Kane, age 91, passed away on Monday morning, September 9, 2013 at Brightview Fallsgrove Assisted Living in Rockville, MD following a long illness.
He was a Gaithersburg resident, long-time Washingtonian and native son of Woonsocket, RI.
Mr. Kane was a graduate of Providence College and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America and worked as an attorney with the Department of Justice for 35 years where he served in the Criminal and Internal Security Divisions as well as on the Board of Immigration Appeals. He retired in 1986.
Mr. Kane was Past Grand Knight of Rock Creek Council 2797, Knights of Columbus, and Past President of the Rhode Island State Society. He sang in the choirs of St. Patrick's Church and St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC, loved family getaways to their summer home in Ocean City, MD and enjoyed attending sports activities, particularly when they involved his beloved Red Sox, Celtics or Patriots.
Mr. Kane was predeceased in life by his parents, Bernard F. and Mary Alice (Savage) Kane, and brothers Hugh and Bernard F. Kane, Jr.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Gerry (Geraldine Ralph) Kane, his five children, Kathleen Bonuccelli (Hugo) of Fairfax Station, VA, Kevin (Emily) of Darnestown, MD, Stephen (Joseph) of Naples, FL, Brian (Rebecca) of Germantown, MD and Beth Ann Mellott (Timothy) of Ijamsville, MD and the thirteen grandchildren he adored and cherished: Stephen, Sarah, Daniel and Leah Bonuccelli, Lindsey, Meghan and Jenna Kane, Andrew and Aidan Kane Chambers, Kevin Patrick, Lauren and Erin Kane, and Parker Kane Mellott.
A viewing will be held at 11AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Road in Rockville followed by a Noon Mass of Christian Burial. Private interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, 300 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of his fondest Knights of Columbus charities, Marian Homes, Inc., a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to own and maintain group homes in Virginia for persons with intellectual disability. Marian Homes, Inc., PO Box 7003, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 www.marianhomes.org