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Mary Catherine Kane

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WYANTSKILL, N.Y. -- Mary Catherine Kane, 73, of Wyantskill, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2005, with her three daughters by her side.

Born in Bennington, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Riley Meaney and wife of the late Walter J. Kane Jr. Mary graduated from Bentley College in Boston and became an accountant for the college. She then worked at the state of New York Regents College degree program retiring in 1989.

She was the devoted mother and friend of Maura Ferguson of Brighton, Mass., Sally Rutkey and her husband Frank of Burnt Hills and Meg Shea and her husband Dave of Hopkinton, Mass. She was the sister of the late Thomas Meaney. She was also loving “Grandma Mary” to Anthony and Courtney Ferguson; Emily and Hayley Rutkey; and Dillon and Riley Shea. She was admired by many friends and relatives.

The funeral for Mary will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. from the William Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy, and at 10 a.m. from St. June the Apostle Church in Wyantskill, where a Mass of Christian death and burial will be celebrated.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory to the North Greenbush Ambulance Association, c/o 409 Main Ave., Wyantskill, N.Y. 12198, would be appreciated.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 23, 2005
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