Albert R. KanaDecember 28, 1921 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 96)
Feeding Hills – Albert R. Kana, 96, lived his life appreciating his gardens of vegetables and flowers, spending time with his family, reading and enjoying conversing with everyone he met. He was an avid sports fan of every Boston professional sports team and enjoyed watching all the games. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy Seabees during World War II. He began his career as a machinist for 25 years at Froiland Manufacturing before working for Westfield State College as their Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, retiring in 1987.
Albert passed away on January 2, 2018 in Heritage Hall East. Born in Westfield, Albert was one of three sons to his parents Paul and Mary (Maslar) Kana. He was a graduate of Westfield High School and a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church in Feeding Hills.
His beloved wife Mary M. (Liapis) Kana predeceased him in 2004. He is survived by his son Richard Kana and his wife Donna of Clinton, CT, his three daughters, Judith Clini and her husband Stephen of Feeding Hills, Elizabeth Zerra and her husband Steven of Feeding Hills, and Catherine Korney and her husband James of Portsmouth, RI; ten cherished granddaughters: Nicole, Shelby, Carolyn, Jennifer, Patricia, Laura, Alicia, Christine, Marianne, and Eileen; and five great-grandchildren: Emily, Eva, Logan, Jacob and Trent. Besides his wife and parents, Albert was predeceased by his brothers John and Frank Kana. Albert’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Heritage Hall East for their support and care.
Family and friends are invited to gather for visiting hours on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 4:00-7:00pm at Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation on 985 Main Street in Agawam. The funeral will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 beginning at 11:15am at the funeral home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 12:30pm in Sacred Heart Church in Feeding Hills. Burial will follow with military honors in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. For more information or to share a memory please visit www.forastiere.com