Francis Kane

July 5, 1935October 12, 2017

Francis E. Kane, 82 of Orleans, went to Heaven peacefully on October 12 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his three daughters, Carrie Kane, Sallie Kane-Bilbo and Courtney Kane-O’Donnell and their Mother and his friend Carolyn Strakele, 8 Grandchildren including Emmett Bilbo who had a special bond with his Papa, 3 great grandchildren, many cousins and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his two sons Michael and Matthew and his two sons in law Tom Bilbo and Jack O’Donnell. His Lifelong love of all things Ocean and Sea lead him on many adventures, Including sailing his John Alden Wooden Schooner the “Heart’s Desire”. He was a well-known Custom Builder and crafted many beautiful homes on the Cape and Islands. He was a Veteran of the US Army and The Marine Corp and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 33 for over 50 years. His Service will be held on Monday October 30th at 11 am at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Orleans, with burial immediately following at Orleans Cemetery on Tonset Road. A Celebration of his Life will follow at the Orleans/Eastham Elks Club in N. Eastham. For online condolences, please visit


  • Memorial Mass Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Burial Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 30, 2017

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Marianne Gage

October 23, 2017

Hello Sallie,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please offer my condolences to Emmett as well. My father inlaw told me your Dad was his brothers roommate at Pleasant Bay. We would visit Uncle Tommy occasionally & was always hoping I would run into you & Emmett. Please let Emmett know I think of him often! Warmly, Marianne Gage (Emmett's bus monitor)

betsy kane

October 18, 2017

To my cousins, I'm so sorry to hear about cousin Franny as I called him, he was such an awesome person,always had a smile on his face, and a kind word, I'm sure he will be greatly missed,alot of good memories with all the Kane family, God bless him. Betsy Kane.

Pam Loring

October 17, 2017

Carrie, Sallie and Courtney, I'm so sorry for all of you.

October 15, 2017

Courtney, Carrie and family, my condolences to you on the loss of your beloved dad. May he rest in peace and enjoy the fruits of his labor here on earth. And may it comfort you to know that he does not have to suffer and may now join his sons in a better place. God bless!

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

October 13, 2017

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.