Josephine's Story

ELLSWORTH - Josephine Ellen Kane, 87, died peacefully October 27, 2015 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Tremont, May 14, 1928, the daughter of Dana R. and Olive M. (Butler) Swazey.

She was married to her best friend for 22 years, Frank H. Kane. He predeceased her on November 25, 2002. For many years she worked in sardine factories while raising her children. She enjoyed her garage sales and flower beds. She always enjoyed her Sunday rides with her husband.

She is survived by daughters, Bessie and husband Henry of Gouldsboro, Mavis of Franklin; son, Jason Farnsworth of Hancock; grandchildren, Leslie and Betsey, Karen and Jr., Terry and Kim, Alvin and Melanie, Grace and Mark; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Jason, Chad, Mark, Zachary and Summer; brother, Joey and wife Carole of Ellsworth; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; siblings, Duddy, Maggie and Marie.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at MCMH for their wonderful care of our mother and grandmother.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 am, November 4, 2015 at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating.

"A light is gone but will never be forgotten"

Contributions in Josephine's memory may be made to Maine Coast Healthcare Foundation, 50 Union St. Ellsworth 04605

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth

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