Constance Elizabeth McNally Kane, 90, passed away on August 26, 2019 in Houston, Texas. She was born on April 5th 1929 in Galveston, Texas to Edward “Papa” Martin McNally and Beatriz Romano McNally. Connie grew up in Galveston, Texas at their home on 2114 Avenue O. She attended the Sacred Heart Grade School and The Dominican High School before attending college at Texas Women’s University in Denton (TWU), where she earned a teaching degree.
Connie is preceded in death by the love of her life, Gerald Ellis Kane. They were married on a very rainy day in Galveston on August 29, 1953 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral and moved to New Orleans where they lived for 3 years. They then moved to Monterrey, Mexico so Gerald could help his dad Joseph John Kane with the new family business. Tubacero, a steel pipe-mill for oil and gas.
They had 6 children: Mark Edward Kane, who preceded his Mom in death on December 17th 2008 and his wife Lucia Jimenez de Kane; daughter Beatriz Kane de Sanchez and husband Carlos Sanchez-Fonz; daughter Elizabeth Kane Dittmer and husband Jeffrey Scott Dittmer; daughter Lucy Kane de Lara and husband Enrique Lara; son Daniel Kane and wife Patricia Estevez; son David Kane and wife Satomi Hirohata.
She will also be missed by their grandchildren David Sanchez Kane and his wife Laura López de Sanchez, Vanessa Sanchez de Yza and husband Hugo Yza, Barbara Sanchez Kane, Erica Dittmer Kane, Constanza Lara Kane, Regina Lara Kane, Abigail Kane Jimenez, Samantha Kane Jimenez, Matthew Kane Jimenez, Seth Gleaton and Silas Gleaton. As well as their great-grandson Hugo Yza Sanchez and her cousin Reid McNally and wife Sheryl McNally and their daughter Erin McNally Brown and her husband Cory Brown plus numerous family members and friends.
Connie enjoyed tennis and volunteer work. She was always a joy to be around and was a loving mother and grandmother. She and Gerald enjoyed many trips for business and pleasure discovering the wonders of the world with friends and family. She had a passion for cooking and experiencing new culinary wonders.
The family wishes to especially thank the staff at San Jacinto Manor for the wonderful care given to Connie. They made her comfortable in her last days. Special thanks to Dorian Bond and Beverly Willis. We are also very thankful for Father Vincent of St. Clare of Assisi. He always made time to make Mom feel special.
Her mass will be held on Thursday, September, 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX 77059. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Connie Kane’s memory may do so to Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. Family and friends are welcome to join the family at 12:30 at Old Catholic Cemetery in Galveston, Texas for her interment.