Rosemary Kilcullen Kane

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Jan. 27, 2013

Rosemary Kilcullen Kane, 86, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Rosemary was a daughter of the late Dorothy Kline Kilcullen Kingeter and Eugene Kilcullen. She attended Coughlin High School and was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was employed for many years in the garment industry and at CVS, Wyoming.

Rosemary got the greatest satisfaction from spending time with those she loved most dearly, her family and friends. She was a longtime participant in the "Card Club." She was a devoted hostess and made everyone who entered her home welcome. She was a devoted mother and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed making Christmas a special time for the family with her cookies and particular effort to make sure everyone had a wrapped gift under the tree.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; daughter Patricia Hahn; sister Doris Fort and brother Eugene Kilcullen.

Surviving are her loving children, Mary Rose Knelly and her husband John III, Milton, Pa.; Joseph and his wife Lisa, Peoria, Ariz.; Charles and his wife Mercedes, Weston, Fla. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christine Hahn Proffit, Theresa Hahn, Eugene Hahn, Susan Hahn Lake, Colleen Knelly Franciscus, Shirley Knelly Ocasio, John Knelly IV, Stephanie Kane Didomenico, Joseph Kane, Deanna Kane, Paul Kane, Connor Kane and Conrad Kane; great-grandchildren, Katie Maureen Hahn; Emma Kane; Sarah, Isaiah and Elias Franciscus; Ayanna and Ellah Ocasio; Amaya, Cadence and Liam Knelly, and Kenley Rose Lopez along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harvest Drive Inc., 5190 NW 165th St., Miami, FL 33014, 954-444-5548,

Published in Times Leader on Jan. 29, 2013