Gerald F Kane

March 7, 1937 ~ July 3, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Monson/Wilbraham, MA - Gerald Franklin Kane, 86, passed away on July 3, 2023 at his home where he resided with his beloved wife Irene Anna (Mercier) Kane of 66 years in Monson, MA.  Gerald (Jerry) was born in Washington, D.C. On March 7, 1937 to the late Maurice Kane and Lena Berman Kane.  He graduated from Central High School in Manchester, NH.  Jerry was the President and CEO of several trucking and logistics companies.  He resided in New England until he and Irene and his five children moved to West Orange, NJ where they lived for many years.  After moving to Wilbraham, MA and living there for many years, New England winters inspired them to live full time in the Villages, Fl.  Wanting to be closer to family, they eventually moved back to the area to Monson, MA.

Jerry is a past Master of the Wilbraham Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Hampden-Wilbraham Rotary, Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, American Legion and the Lions Club.  His work was central to his identity, and he was still working every day.  Jerry enjoyed participating in backgammon and poker tournaments and even rose in stature to the World Series of Poker - twice in the US and once in Australia.  Jerry was a very strong patriarch of his adored and adoring family, and he was always there as well for his many friends.  Over his lifetime, he amassed an amazing storehouse of jokes, which were always right at his fingertips.  In the words of his grandchildren and everyone he knew, there is no question that Jerry always lived his life to the fullest and on his own terms.

Jerry leaves Irene; sons Larry Goodijohn and his wife Laura of Florida, Garry Kane and his wife Lisa of NJ, Alan Kane and his wife Veronica and Jeffrey Kane and his fiancée Maria Siciliano all of MA; daughters Donna Emmerson and her husband Dave of DE, Brenda Nicolazzo and her husband Nick of MA; his sister Ellen Dow and her husband David of MA; nephew Steven Kane of FL, seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Gerald was predeceased by his brothers Barry Kane and Michael Kane formerly of NH.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 6-8 pm at Lombard Funeral Home, 3 Bridge St., Monson, MA.  A memorial service and celebration of life will also be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 10am at Lombard Funeral Home.  

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July 14, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lombard Funeral Home
3 Bridge St
Monson, MA 01057

Memorial Service
July 15, 2023

10:00 AM
Lombard Funeral Home
3 Bridge St
Monson, MA 01057


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