Springfield Dominican Sister Mary de Paul Kane died on July 18 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born in Chicago, in 1924, to Francis and Anna Hanson Kane, who named her Marguerite. She made her profession of vows in 1951 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.
For 15 years, Sister Mary de Paul taught in Catholic parish elementary schools. Her teaching assignments in Illinois included Sacred Heart, Granite City; St. Christina, Chicago; St. Charles Borromeo, Hampshire; and Holy Family, Decatur. She also taught at Sacred Heart School, San Diego. For 13 years, she ministered in the Hillsboro and Carlinville Religious Education Centers. From 1979 until she retired in 1992, she assisted with various responsibilities at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights.
Sister Mary de Paul was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Frances, Edward and Lawrence Kane; her sisters, Patricia Mary Doherty and Kathleen Frances Kane; and two nieces.
She is survived by three nieces; five nephews; cousins; friends; and her Dominican Sisters.
A visitation, prayer service and funeral Mass was held on July 22, with Father Peter Witchousky, OP, celebrant. Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation was held on July 23. All services were at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.
Butler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.