Elaine E. Kana

Born in Revere, MA on May 2, 1948

Departed on October 31, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Elaine Elizabeth Kana, age 68 of Kingston Springs, passed away October 31 at St Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

The Massachusetts native was the daughter of the late Michael and Jessie DeRosa Rizzo. She was a homemaker and member of the Catholic faith.

Elaine will be best remembered for her ability to clearly verbalize her thoughts, opinions and ideas, always seasoned by her strong Italian background. She loved to work crossword puzzles and word-search games, but was most passionate about the causes she found important.

Her passion was expressed in her love for her shelter dogs, as well as the mission of St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

Because of Elaine’s love of country music, and after several trips to Nashville for Fan Fair, she and her husband, Stan, relocated in 2008 to make Nashville their home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister: Laurie Gogan. She is survived by her husband: Stan; brothers-in-law: Mike (Becky) Kana of Stanford, KY, Paul (Leesa) Kana of La Grange, TX and Pete Gogan; cousins: Steve Statuto and Anthony (Grace) Statuto and Louise DeRosa and family; and a niece: Dyane Turner and family.

Her life will be celebrated with services on Friday, November 4 at 4:00 PM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2:00 PM until the service hour. Burial will be private.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your local Animal Shelter.

28 Comments to Elaine E. Kana

  1. Janice Baranowski
    November 2, 2016 4:55 pm

    Cousin Stan, I am so sorry for your loss. I know this has to be really hard for you. Just know everyone is praying for both of you.

  2. Doug Janda
    November 2, 2016 5:02 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss Stan,may you and all your family find peace and comfort in your memories and faith.

  3. Eva (Janda) Herman
    November 2, 2016 5:08 pm

    I am very sorry Butch. You and Elaine will be in our thoughts an prayers at this difficult time.
    Love,
    Eva and Steve

  4. Yvonne Fink
    November 2, 2016 5:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss Stan.
    With love
    Yvonne

  5. Paulette (Kulhanek) Heidbreder
    November 2, 2016 5:59 pm

    Stan, Paul and I were so sorry to hear about Elaine. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Paulette and Paul

  6. Sam kana
    November 2, 2016 7:20 pm

    Sorry for your loss uncle butch. We are praying for you and we are so sorry that we can’t make it up there. Eliane will be dearly missed.

    We love you and Elaine!!!
    Love Sam and Desiree Kana

  7. Zach Peter
    November 2, 2016 8:15 pm

    Sorry for your loss uncle Butch we are keeping you in our prayers.

    Love always,
    Zach, Tiffany, Dylan, Halie and Maddie

  8. Doris Stolle Jurica
    November 2, 2016 8:37 pm

    Cousin Stan we are so sorry to hear you have lost Elaine. Please know there will be many prayers said by all of your family to lift you up in the coming days.

    Love, George & Doris Jurica

  9. Gail Robinson
    November 2, 2016 9:12 pm

    Stan, we are so sorry for your loss. Elaine will be greatly missed, but always remembered as a wonderful neighbor and friend. Sincerely, Tom & Gail Robinson

  10. Michael "Burns" Baltoumas
    November 2, 2016 10:36 pm

    Stan, very sorry for your loss, we are sad of the passing of Elaine, she will be very missed, love with all our hearts, Carol & Michael, Friends forever

  11. Bruce M. Sweeter
    November 3, 2016 9:48 am

    Stan, So sorry to hear about Elaine. I know what you are going through. If there is anything you need just let me know.
    Your friend, Bruce

  12. Warren & Cindy (Janda) Mirtsching
    November 3, 2016 4:22 pm

    Butch, we were saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing. I know Jesus will shine His light on the path that completes her journey to His eternal kingdom and her new home! Please know we are holding you close in our hearts during this difficult time and our prayers are with you.

  13. Ginny Rogers Brophey
    November 6, 2016 9:02 pm

    Stan , I’m so sorry to hear about Elaine. I always have fond memories of seeing you both at concerts and station events. Sending prayers to you and for Elaine too. God bless you. Ginny

    • Stan Kana
      November 7, 2016 12:35 am

      Thank you Ginny. Thanks for the prayers for the both of us, we’ll need it for sure. I enjoyed every minute with being with you guys and for you’ll giving me the opportunity to do photos for some of your events, thank you! It was the best time of our lives!

  14. Grace Statuto
    November 7, 2016 5:19 pm

    Hi Stan Beautiful picture of Elaine, you have been just wonderful this past month taking care of Elaine You are in our thoughts and prayers..Bless You LV Tony and Grace

    • Stan Kana
      November 8, 2016 1:07 am

      Thank you Grace and Tony! All those get well cards she received, she enjoyed every one. She told me every day to thank that person who sent her that card that day! Those cards and those prayers really made her become better day by day! Love you guys too. Thank you again.

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