Sister Rita Kane, SSJ

December 3, 1917June 22, 2018

KANE - Sister Rita SSJ (formerly Sister John Aloysius) June 22, 2018; daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn (Tighe) Kane; sister of the late Joseph, Francis, Kathryn Bedient and the Honorable James Kane; survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews; and Sisters in religious community. Friends may call on Saturday from 6-9 PM, Sunday 3-9 PM at the Sisters of St. Joseph Clarence Residence, 4975 Strickler Rd., Clarence, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph. Your online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 25, 2018

Sister Rita Kane, SSJ

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stephen morgan

June 24, 2018

Anyone that attended St. May's will remember Sister John as one of the finest teachers they ever had. She was tough but always fair. I attended a play called nunsence one time with my mom, and Sister John was seated next to my mom. She remembered both of us and called us by our first name. What a memory. We had a very nice visit with her. May she rest in peace.

Helen Harlow

June 23, 2018

Sr. John Aloysius was my 8th grade teacher at St. Mary's School in Medina, NY in 1961. She was a "spark plug" , an original, and unconventional! She gave us responsibility in and out of the classroom resulting in greater confidence in our abilities. She had a great sense of humor and didn't seem to take herself too seriously. When she would get upset with us, she would say "Jesus" followed quickly by Mary and Joseph. She was by far my favorite nun of my 8 years at St. Mary's and I felt a deep sense of sadness when I learned of her death. Over the years I would wonder about her and had I known she was alive all this time, I would have made the effort to see her. The memory of her makes me smile and I would like her to know that and the fact that she helped shape me in a very positive and fun way! Helen Mack Harlow