Carroll O’Brien Kane died on April 11 at her home at Riverwoods, in Exeter, N.H. She was 89, and is dearly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Carroll was born on St. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1924, to Richard Matthew O’Brien and Catherine Normile O’Brien, in Hartford, Conn. She attended Oxford School and Smith College. She met Theodore Gibbs Kane at a post-war dance at Trinity College, in Hartford. They were married on July 13, 1946, and moved to Princeton, N.J., where Ted finished college and she taught second grade at Miss Fine’s School, which later merged with Princeton Day School. She later taught at Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pa.
Carroll enjoyed her garden, her summers on Chappaquiddick, worldwide travel with her husband and her children, and dinner parties with her many friends. She served as a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum, and in various positions in the Council of Garden Clubs of Sewickley and the Garden Club of Princeton. She served as a judge of flower arrangements in many regional competitions for the Garden Club of America.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years; her children, T. Gibbs Kane Jr., of Rye, N.Y., Richard S. Kane of South Dartmouth and Katherine K. Blaxter of Newburyport; and by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They all fondly remember her beach picnics on Chappy.
Contributions may be made to the fund in her name at Princeton Day School or to the Trinity Counseling Service. A memorial service has been planned for 10:30 a.m., May 30, at the Aquinas Institute, 65 Stockton street, Princeton, N.J.