Arthur Brandon Kane, Sr., 98, of Orange, beloved husband of 62 years to the late Elizabeth Henault Kane, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018. Born on June 25, 1920 in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late John and Ethel Kane.
Arthur proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941-1945 in the Caribbean. He was president of GAIU, a founder of the Milford Junior Major Baseball League, and a member of both the VFW Post 127 in Orange and the Blind Veteran Association. Arthur was a passionate fan of the Red Sox, UCONN Women’s basketball, and the Patriots and enjoyed horse racing as well. Arthur had a wonderful sense of humor that will always be remembered by his family and friends. He had a zest for life and lived every day to the fullest. He was the patriarch of his family and loved every moment spent with them.
Arthur is survived by his children, Kelly (Susan) Kane and Deborah (Paul) Kane Hoffman; son-in-law, Ken Sommers; grandchildren, Bryan (Shannon) Kane, Sr., Ryan Kane, Colin, Dillon, and Brendan Kane, Peter (Kim) Hoffman, Kelly (Jerry) Parks, Kimberly (Matthew) Collibee, Derek (Lisette) Hoffman, Steve (Casey), David (Lisa), and Christopher (Kristina) Sommers; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. He was predeceased by his children, Arthur “Tex” Kane, Jr. Lorraine Kane Sommers and Patricia Candace Kane; four brothers; and five sisters. He also leaves behind his cherished friend, Marilyn Forselius. A special recognition to Linda Kane for her love and devotion to Arthur. And a special thank you to the staff and residents at Silverbrook Estates.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange. Interment will follow at Mount Saint Peter Cemetery, 219 New Haven Ave., Derby. Friends and family may call that morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.
Contributions in Arthur’s memory may be made to Silverbrook Estates, 100 Red Cedar Rd., Orange, CT 06477. Contributions in Arthur’s memory may be made to Silverbrook Estates, 100 Red Cedar Rd., Orange, CT 06477.