C. (Dionne) Kane, 61, longtime of resident on Crowninshield
Street, Peabody, and formerly of Ipswich, died Monday, December 14,
2015 in Salem Hospital following her brief illness.
in Salem June 13, 1954 daughter of Dorothy C. (Beres) Dionne of
Ipswich and the late Louis B. Dionne formerly of Ipswich. She was
raised in Ipswich; a 1972 graduate of Ipswich High
School. To all that remember her, "Deb" was a pistol! She never
sat still; like an Energizer bunny. She was a lioness that
protected her loved ones with a no nonsense fire that could not be
after high school Deb completed hairdressing school at Essex Aggie.
Later she joined the United States Air Force on July 25, 1975. She
served her country honorably as a mechanic (I know right!?) in 42
TRANSAQ (SAC) until March 31, 1978 last serving as an Airman First
Class at Loring AFB in Maine.
honorable discharge she settled in Cleveland, OH to with fellow USAF
veteran and soon to be husband Lorenzo D. Kane with a child on the
way. On December 30, 1978 she would bear her first and only child
Lorenzo Erik Kane.
her time in Cleveland she would relocate with her son "Erik" to
Ipswich, in late 1982 as a single mom. Debs greatest legacy will be
her unconditional love for her family, especially her son. Her work
ethic in life could never be challenged or matched. She was a house
cleaner, a bartender, a babysitter, a waitress, a bank teller, a
volunteer, a church usher; often three of these at the same time!
She NEVER gave less than 100% at anything she did. All while being
an INCREDIBLE full time single mom; where she gave 1000%! Some how
she still attended every game, practice, and concert Erik was a part
of. She gave Erik the most amazing life, full of memories together
to cherish. Her son was her greatest source of love, focus, drive,
and pride. And he felt it pour over him every single day, and will
continue to do so.
she and her son relocated to Peabody, where she would spend the rest
of her days. Deb had that "spark". Everyone loved her. She was
always SO MUCH FUN and had an incredible talent with children. She
had that glint in her eyes when she smiled that could lighten the
darkest room, or give peace to the darkest soul. Deb constantly
gave of herself selflessly until the day she passed. She never
discriminated with her gift of giving. All were welcome. Whether
it was an ear, shoulder, money, food, or a cut and color; she always
helped those in need and would give what little she had. When she
hosted or went to a party she could never sit. She would never rest
until everyone was taken care of and comfortable. Through all of
her giving, she never asked for anything in return.
she worked she was the customer favorite. Everyone seemed to
appreciate what a straight shooter she was. Whether it was the
USAF, Club 498, Beverly National Bank, Johnny Rockets, Metro Credit
Union, or Salem Hospital; she always excelled and was adored by
co-workers and friends.
animals. They were her greatest passion beside her family. She was
an amazing self taught cook and enjoyed making people happy with her
talent. She loved Walt Disney World. She also loved nothing more
than a sunny day at the Salem Willows complete with a chop suey
sandwich, a walk in the park with Ebony, or a simple cookout with
good friends. And boy, could she dance! Give her some good music
and let her go! Most of all in life she enjoyed being with her
family, ESPECIALLY during the holidays.
Deborah C. Kane was love, joy, perseverance, and strength; all of it
in seemingly limitless abundance. God's gift to us all. Now she
rests with Him.
is survived by a son Lorenzo E. Kane and his wife Lauren of
Bridgewater; a brother, Garey Dionne and his wife Sumpao of Ipswich;
a nephew Garey Dionne, Jr. of Ipswich; a very close family friend,
Phillip Gauthier of Plymouth and her faithful K-9 companion, Ebony.
hours will be 3 to 6 pm Saturday, December 19 in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by her funeral service
at 6 pm. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
contributions in her name may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter,
347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970.
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