PENNINGTON, N.J. – Jean R. Kane, 87, of Pennington, N.J., and formerly of Arrowsic, Maine, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in the presence of her family. Jean was born and lived in New Jersey before moving to Maine in 1994. Since 2017 she has been a resident of Pennington, N.J.

Jean and her late husband, Joe, were longtime residents of Arrowsic, where they retired. Before retiring, Jean enjoyed a long and varied career that began at Stroukoff Aircraft, and continued at Educational Testing Service, Argus International and Merrill Lynch.

After retiring to Maine, Jean was an active member of the Bath Area Senior Activity Center and especially loved participating in the center’s garage sales. Along with her husband, she was also active in the Bath American Legion Post 412.

Jean was the registrar of elections in Arrowsic for many years and also served on the town’s planning board. Jean volunteered for the Maine Attorney General’s office in Augusta where she mediated consumer complaints. She had the distinction of being the department’s longest-serving senior volunteer. In addition to her many volunteer activities, Jean loved cooking, sewing and needlepoint. In her younger days, she was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many outdoors activities.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Kane; and her daughter, Jeanette Kane Sadlon.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph Kane of Morristown, N.J., and Michael M. Kane of Georgetown, Maine, and Pennington, N.J.; as well as many nieces and nephews whom she held dear.

There will be a memorial service celebrating Jean’s life at 2 p.m., on Sunday, June 2, at the Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, Maine, 04530.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The Bath Senior Center.