BATH — Anne J. Kane Black, a loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

She was born in Portland on November 19, 1938 the daughter of Martin J. and Barbara J MulKerrin Kane. She grew up in Portland and attended Cathedral High School graduating in the class of 1956.

In 1965 she married Phillip R. Black, who was in the United States Navy, and the couple resided in many states before settling in Maine in 1988 when Phillip retired. Anne worked for several years at the National Art Education Association, in Reston, Virginia, and later for Acorn Engineering in West Covina, California.

Anne is survived by her loving husband, Phillip Black of Bath; her sons, Bradford Black of California and Talbot Black and his wife Jessica of Virginia; a sister, Sally Bonnvie of Falmouth; three brothers, Martin Kane of Lakewood, CO, Mark Kane of Old Orchard Beach, and Robert Kane of Sunnyvale, CA; and her three grandchildren, Oliver, Fletcher and Desmond.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High Street, Bath. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 10:00am at the Lady of Hope, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1342 Congress Ave, Portland. To Share your thoughts and condolences with Anne’s family please visit

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