Bernard R. Kane, 99

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Bernard R. Kane, 99Westborough – Bernard R. Kane, 99, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital in the Worcester Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Rose M. (Tomaso) Kane.

Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Alice C. (Haley) Kane and was educated in Westborough schools. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon and the Army of Occupation Medal of Germany Victory Medal.

Mr. Kane was employed for many years as a machine operator at Bay State Abrasives prior to his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church, a life member of the John Boyle O”Reilly Council #85, Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong resident of Westborough.

He is survived by one son, Richard B. Kane of Fitchburg; two daughters, Rosemary A. Johnson of Monson and Christina Pasquarella of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday, Feb. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough. Members of the John Boyle O”Reilly Council #85, Knights of Columbus, will conduct a prayer service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in Mr. Kane's memory may be made to the John Boyle O”Reilly, Council #85, K of C General Scholarship Fund, 17 Willow St., Westborough, MA 01581.