Francis I Kain WWII Navy Veteran, Member of Steamfitters Union Local #420, Lifelong Resident of Gloucester City
Francis I. Kain, of Gloucester City, passed away on August 21, 2007 at the age of 84. Loved and cared for by his wife of 55 years Claire T. (nee McKiernan).
Devoted father of Joseph F. Kain and wife Margaret, Mary Margaret Campbell and husband Mark, Claire Marie Devereaux and husband James, Brian Kain and wife Barbara, Bernadette Gruff and husband George, Charles P. Kain and wife Denise, Stephen K. Kain and wife Debbie and Colleen Piechowski and husband Joseph, Jr.
Dear Brother of Robert Kain and wife Ruth and John Kain and wife Eleanor. Loving grandfather of 17. Beloved Brother-In-Law of Mary McKiernan. Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Francis was born, raised and lived his entire life in Gloucester City. He was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School in 1940. Francis proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a steamfitter and was a 59 year member of Steamfitter's Local Union #420 in Philadelphia, PA. Francis was a devoted lifelong parishioner of Saint Mary's R.C. Church in Gloucester City and was a proud member of the Gloucester City Knights of Columbus #674 since 1948. He was a member of the Townsend C. Young V.F.W. Post # 3620 in Gloucester City.
Relatives, friends and members of all Francis' organizations are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday morning from 9 to 10 am at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am at Saint Mary's R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Interment with U.S. Navy Military Honors in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
Family requests that memorial donations be made in Francis' memory to Our Lady of Lourdes Health Foundation: 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103 or Saint Mary's Special Fund: at the above address.
Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through the funeral home website www.mccannhealey.com under online obituaries of Francis I. Kain.