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Official Obituary of: Charlotte Kane, 98, on August 23, 2023

Charlotte Kane, 98, on August 23, 2023

Charlotte Kane, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, passed away at her home on August 23, 2023, with her family by her side. Charlotte was 98.  She was the daughter of the late David and Rose (Berman) Adelstein. Charlotte was preceded in death by her loving spouse, Dr. Samuel D. Kane.


Charlotte was an extraordinary individual who touched the lives of many with her compassionate nature and artistic talents.  She was known for her kindness, generosity, and her unwavering commitment to helping others.  Charlotte’s warm heart and caring spirit made her a beloved member of her community.


In her professional life, Charlotte started out as a research biologist.  Later, she became manager of her husband’s large dental practice.  After retiring from that job, at the age of 62, Charlotte created a successful Teddy Bear business where she made and sold handmade Teddy Bears that were purchased by collectors.   And, still later in life, Charlotte became an assistant to a local florist, while also making beautiful flower pins out of wired ribbon. These pins were sold in many stores.   As she was very creative and paid a lot of attention to detail, Charlotte excelled in all her careers. 


When not working, Charlotte found solace in her hobbies, including drawing, painting, and numerous other artistic activities. She had a natural talent for flower arranging and her creations brought joy to all who saw them. Charlotte was also an avid reader and liked to spend time in her garden.


Charlotte’s educational journey took her to Radcliffe College, where she further cultivated her love of learning.  She also attended Lynn Classical High School, where she laid the foundation for her successful future.


Family was of the utmost importance to Charlotte.  She is survived by her loving son, Dr.  Jeff Kane, and her daughter, Lori Kraft and her husband, Barry, all of Swampscott. Charlotte was also a proud grandmother to Zachary Kraft and his wife, Stacey, of Marblehead, and Ali Kelleher and her husband, Dennis, of Swampscott. Additionally, Charlotte was blessed with three great-grandchildren who brought immense joy to her life.


As Charlotte had a deep love for animals and their welfare, one could honor her memory by contributing to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA.  Another way to honor her memory would be to contribute to the charity of one’s choice.

Private arrangements have been made to celebrate Charlotte’s life.  Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

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