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Mary O. Kane
December 02, 2022


Mary O. (Ottavianelli) Kane, 89, of New Bedford passed away Friday December 2, 2022 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Robertson W. Kane.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Francesco and Sabina (Cesolini) Ottavianelli, she lived in New Bedford all of her life. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, the Kinyon Business School, and the Comptometer School of Providence, RI.

Mary was formerly employed as a paraprofessional for the New Bedford School Department at the Rodman and Hayden-McFadden Schools until her retirement.

She was a communicant of St Francis of Assisi Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Women’s League. She had also been a member of the Sons of Italy and the New Bedford Jaycettes. She enjoyed taking car rides to Cape Cod and attending band concerts in Mattapoisett with her husband and her Maxwell.

Her family would like to thank the amazing and caring nurses and staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for the kindness and compassion shown to Mary.

She is survived by her children, Margaret Kane, Annemarie Kane, and Peter M. Kane and his wife Kelly; her grandson, Maxwell Parker Kane; her sister-in-law, Jeannine Ottavianelli; her brother-in-law, Edward F. Leary, Jr.; her close friends, Claire DaSilva and Edie Ventura; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Frank Ottavianelli, Anna Ottavianelli, and Theresa Leary.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday December 9th at 11:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 10-11 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For online condolence book, please visit

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