Laurel Bonavia Kane

Laurel Bonavia Kane, 68, of Milford, wife of Paul Joseph Kane, died Nov. 27, at CT Hospice in Branford.

Daughter of the late Howard V. and Ada Lyons Bonavia, she was born Oct. 7, 1944 in Bridgeport.

A graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and a cum laude graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, Laurel worked as a victim advocate with the State of CT prior to her retirement.

She was a former member of VISTA, St. Mary’s Home School Association and director of the Bridgeport Battered Women’s Shelter and a past president of the Milford Newcomer’s Club. Laurel also was a social worker in the Bronx for Cardinal McCloskey Foster Home.

Laurel was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading and had traveled abroad extensively.

A devoted, dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Laurel was selfless with her time. Her compassion, caring and generosity will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband Paul of 36 years, she is survived by her two sons, Brendan Paul Kane and his wife Shannon, Howard William Kane and Kellie McFarland, and her cherished grandson, William. She is also survived by her brother, Howard V. Bonavia and his wife Linda and many loving nieces and nephews.

Burial in Milford Cemetery. Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, handled arrangements.

Online condolences:

—by the staff