Obituaries

Paul M. Kane

March 28th, 2012
Paul M. Kane, age 65, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 27, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.
 
Paul was born in Boston, MA, on September 13, 1946,  He was the cherished son of the late Timothy J. and Ruth E. (Feeney) Kane. Paul spent his early years in Somerville and moved to Wilmington ate the age of 10 where he continued his education, graduating from Wilmington High School in 1964.
 
Paul married his High School Sweetheart, Jeanne Gage, on February 15, 1969. Paul and Jeanne had a wonderful life together, raised three beautiful children, were doting grandparents, and strong business partners.
 
Paul was known for his strong work ethic, something he was proud of passing on to his children.  He took his passion for sports, especially Boston Sports, and turned it into a wonderful career. Paul, with his wife Jeanne at his side, started Games Away Tours, Inc. located in the heart of Boston in 1982 and were also proprietors of Sea Air Travel, which he retired from in May of 2011.
 
Paul loved to travel and he was an avid sports fan, so it only made sense to run trips to Super Bowls, Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBA Title Games, Division Title Games, or just regular season games, Paul was very knowledgeable about the teams, players, and owners, he made the trips quite an adventure and everyone had a great time. If anyone could say they “loved” their job it would be Paul.  He loved sports and he loved being around people.
 
Paul also enjoyed his “personal” traveling with his family and friends.  He loved spending time in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of NH as a child and as an adult with his own family.  He traveled so often to Montreal that his family considered it his “second home” and they think he finally earned his Canadian Citizenship.
 
Paul loved to eat and really enjoyed “Fine Dining” with his family and friends. He was a “music buff” who loved everything from church music at Arch Street Church in Boston to country music and George Strait to rock and roll concerts, Bruce Springsteen being his all time favorite.  He went to over 40 Bruce Springsteen concerts as he expanded his sports tours business into concert tours.
 
Paul was an active communicant of St. Thomas Church in Wilmington and will be remembered for his strong faith, something that he never gave up on even when his illness got tough.
 
Paul was a devoted family man and a true friend. He was smart, kind, caring, extremely generous, talented, and fun to be around. He was a natural comedian whose sense of humor was maintained through his final days.  He loved to talk to people, tell stories, and make people laugh.  He was extremely proud of his family and loved his wife, children, and grandchildren with all his heart.  He will truly be missed.
 
Paul was the beloved husband of Jeanne L. (Gage) Kane, devoted father of Brian Kane and his wife Michelle, Andrea MacGilvray and her husband Paul, and Jennifer Kane all of Wilmington, loving grandfather of Hayden and Julia Kane, Ashley, Ava, and Thomas MacGilvray, dear brother of the late Dennis T. and Joseph A. Kane, brother-in-law of Roberta Kane of Billerica, Norma Kane of New Mexico, Richard Gage, Robert Gage and the late Marilyn Gage all of Wilmington. Paul was also a loving uncle, cousin, nephew, and dear friend to many.
 
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 30th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Paul’s name may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
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15 Entries in Guest Book for “Paul M. Kane”

  1. Terri (Enos) Johnston says:

    Jean, I was so sorry to hear that Paul passed away last night. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  2. Kristen & Michael McKenna says:

    Jean, Michael and I were deeply saddened to hear about Paul’s passing. We have been thinking about you both since Saturday morning. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you. Warmly, The McKenna Family

  3. Karen and Frank West says:

    Jeanne and Kane family-

    Karen and I are saddened at Paul’s passing. He was a good man. We have many great memories of New Years in Montreal with Paul. We will keep Paul and the entire Kane family in our prayers. With deepest sympathy…
    Karen and Frank West

  4. Chaplain Cynthia (Enos) Chancholo says:

    Jean,

    I was saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved husband. Know that you are in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Blessings,
    Chaplain Cynthia (Enos) Chancholo
    Sister of Dolores (Enos) Pelletier and Terri (Enos) Johnston

  5. Linda Gallo says:

    Jeanne, Brian, Andrea and Jennifer, I just learned of his passing and I cannot express the sadness I feel for you all at this time. Paul was the best. We shared so many good times together, he always made them quite memorable. He will always be remembered for the devotion to his family, his hard work ethic and his generosity. May you find comfort in knowing that he was the best husband and father. Love to all, Linda and Peter Gallo.

  6. Janet Blair says:

    Kane Family,
    I was so saddened when Dan told us of Paul’s passing. We will think of him when we are on the road trip this weekend. You are in good hands with Margaret and her staff.

    Janet Blair and Bob Mulloney

  7. Mary Whilden says:

    My dear friend Andrea,
    It is hard to lose a father – and even harder when he has meant so much to so many. While I never met your father, I can know him through you and who you are. He certainly should have been proud of you and the person you have become.

    Fathers are a foundation for strong daughters. And they are sorely missed when they pass, but I know they are not forgotten as they are woven into our core so that their guidance is constant and everlasting.

    As the initial pain of the loss subsides, as it surely will with time, the true joy of remembering and the honor of having him for a father will take over.

    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary

  8. Lori Trites says:

    Dear Kane family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of obviously such a devoted husband, father and grandfather. May you find comfort in loving memories that you have shared. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Lori Trites

  9. Jeffrey & Barbara Brass says:

    I have known Brian for over a quarter of a century thru various fantasy leagues in baseball, basketball and football. Never has a day gone by without Brian unable to talk about his Dad and the tremendous love he had for his father. The growth of this relationship transcends father and son for all the sports trips that they took around the country, Our relationship, as I stated, goes back over 25 years thru many conversations and many leagues that we were in. Our deepest sympathy and love go out to Brian, Michelle their children and all of the Kane family. Our one regret is that we have never had the pleasure of meeting Brian and his lovely family.

  10. Doug Frost says:

    Paul was my best freind in Wilmington. I’ so sorry we did’nt stay in touch through the years. I’m so sorry for the Kane Family loss. You are in my prayers.

  11. Christine Sidor says:

    Jeanne,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful man. I am saddened at the fact that I didn’t know he wasn’t well. How I would’ve
    loved to reminisce with him one last time about the agency and all the tours we chaperoned. He is truly one of the best men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. You and the kids will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Chris

  12. Mary Greenwood says:

    Jen,
    So sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary

  13. Larz Neilson says:

    I’d known Paul since the fifth grade and all through high school. Helped him paint his 56 Ford. He was a great guy, quiet. I’m very saddened to know that he’s gone and I offer my sympathy to you.

  14. crystal laschalt says:

    Jeanne i am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing..please feel free to call or email anytime you need to talk..—crystal laschalt & family–loveville, md.

  15. Ludmilla Teillet says:

    Jeanne, I am truly sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies. Ludmilla Teillet

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