Margaret M. “Peg” (Kelliher) Roche Kane

May 12, 2007

Margaret M. “Peg” (Kelliher) Roche Kane

MARGARET M. “PEG” (KELLIHER) ROCHE KANE – in Woburn, May 12th. Loving wife of Charles R. Kane. Dear mum of Susan Coleman and her husband Robert of Tewksbury, Charlene Higonenq and her husband Christophe of Melrose, and Michael Kane and his wife Laurie of Woburn. Grandma of Siobhan Coleman, Taylor Kane, and Charles and Caroline Higonenq. Dear wife of the late James Roche of Roslindale. Aunt Peg is survived by many loving nieces and nephews from the Vallely, Crossen, Kelliher, Kane, Longo and Roche families. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, May 16th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. (***See DIRECTIONS at bottom of page). Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Peg’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 ATTN: Contribution Services.

OBITUARY:

Margaret M. Roche Kane of Woburn, affectionately known as “Peg,” passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on Saturday, May 12th, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Kane for the past thirty-seven years.

Born in Roslindale seventy-nine years ago, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Nora (Griffin) Kelliher. She grew up in Roslindale, graduated from Roslindale High School, and lived there with her first husband, James Roche, who died in 1968.

In 1970 she married Charles Kane and they took up residence in Woburn. Peg was a hard-working woman who devoted her life to her family. She was a great cook and loved to entertain. She and Charlie enjoyed many travels over the years, including trips to her parents’ home in Ireland, throughout Europe, Florida, Las Vegas, and Bermuda.

Over the years she worked in various retail stores, including Lechmere and more recently, Marshall’s, from where she retired. Peg held membership in the Mother Seton Guild in St. Anthony parish.

She was the loving wife of Charles R. Kane, dear mum of Susan Coleman and her husband Robert of Tewksbury, Charlene Higonenq and her husband Christophe of Melrose, and Michael Kane and his wife Laurie of Woburn, and Grandma of Siobhan Coleman, Taylor Kane, and Charles and Caroline Higonenq. “Aunt Peg” is survived by many loving nieces and nephews from the Vallely, Crossen, Kelliher, Kane, Longo and Roche families.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, May 16th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9.

Interment will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. (***See directions at bottom of page).

Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Peg’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 ATTN: Contribution Services.

***DIRECTIONS TO MASS. NATIONAL CEMETERY in BOURNE:

Follow I-93 south to Interstate 24 south. Follow I-24 south and exit on Interstate 495 south, which continues, into Route 25 east. Go over the Bourne Bridge – at base of bridge there is a rotary – go ½ way around rotary onto Route 28 south toward Falmouth. Continue on Route 28 south approximately four miles to a second rotary. Go ¾ way around the rotary you will see the sign leading to Massachusetts Military Reservation. Exit the rotary at this point. Entrance to cemetery is approximately ½ mile from the rotary.

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  1. Sue, Bob and Siobhan,

    Our regrets and condolences to all of you at this very sad time. We’re sure that the abundant love you have for each other and the warmth of your family and friends will carry you through this difficult period.

    With sadness and regret,

    Steven, Gail, Paige and Aaron.

  2. Patricia Bruen Tacelli

    Dear Sue,Bob and Siobhan,
    On behalf of the Tacelli, Flavin and Amundson Families, I extend heartfelt condolences at the passing of your honored Mother and Grandmother.
    We pray that time will ease your pain and memories will bring you comfort.
    Requiescat in pace.
    Dr.and Mrs. Richard S. Tacelli

  3. Robert & Sunhye Kelliher

    Charlie and family, It saddens me that Aunt Peggy is no longer with us. I know, no words that could relieve your sorrow and pain. I will always remeber her as my father’s younger sister, who always had a smile on her face and kept us laughing. I know she is with our Lord enjoying her just rewards of eternal life. May God Bless you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Aunt Peg will be missed greatly.

  4. My granma was a special person who always took care of everybody.I will miss her dearly and will never forget her.The memories we had were wonderful. Love, Taylor

  5. Dear Sue and Family,

    Our deepest condolences go out to you and all your family. Please know we Paynes will keep you all very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We shall pray the Good Lord gives you peace and comfort, and at some point, less pain and tears…replaced by only warm, loving memories.

    Love,
    Colleen & Steve & Children

  6. Dear Charlie and Family,

    We can’t bring ourselves to really believe Peggy is gone. She may have been the youngest of the Kelliher clan, but she was the one in charge. She was warm, loving, forgiving, extraordinarily thoughtful, and extremely generous. She always looked fabulous, even in a house coat. We have so many warm and wonderful memories that a day will not go by without us thinking of her. All our love, Germaine, Tom, Sean, Gillian and Monica

  7. I have wonderful memories of Peg. She was the consumate fashionista, from her perfectly lacquered finger nails to the matching bag and shoes. I have fond memories of going to the Paradise for pizza and waiting for Peg to give the me the marachino cherry from her Manhattan. Peg certainly had a joie de vie and she, and her famous clam dip, will be missed.

    Bernie

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