My grandfather was John Joseph O'Kane. He married Ida Phillips, they had one son - Brian Joseph. My grandparents lived their entire life in the Boston area. At one point he had his family traced to Dungiven, Ireland. I know that my GF had twin sisters - one named Marie, don't recall the name of the other one. He had a number of brothers and sisters. One, the oldest, I think was named James, was kicked out of the house by their father for some transgression and he never saw him again. My GF passed in 1986. When he was younger, he served in the Army as a mapmaker in several wars; did a tour in the Pacific. I would love to connect with anyone who could provide me with any more history.
Also, my father married my mother (same name as me - Daina), but she passed shortly after giving birth to me. I don't really have much information about her either. She died in Lowell/Chelmsford area in 1963, attended Wellesley College in the mid-50's.