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Helena Rice

1920 - 2014 BENNINGTON Helena R. Rice, 94, widow of Floyd J. Rice, a resident of Pownal Road, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Vermont Veterans Home. Born in Bennington on July 29, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Hazel (Ford) Sweet. She received her education in Troy, N.Y. and Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington High School. At an early age Helena worked with her parents at Sweet's Dairy in Bennington. Helena and Floyd were married at the First Baptist Church in Bennington on Nov. 4, 1939. Floyd died on Apr. 17, 2000. Very accomplished in all types of needlecrafts, Helena had made many sweaters, afghans and other items for many friends and family. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley McLenithan of Bennington, a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sandra Rice of Summerfield, Fla., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Helena was predeceased by a son-in-law, Henry McLenithan and a brother, Bernard Sweet. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robin Greene officiating. Friends may call at All Faiths Chapel Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Should friends desire memorial contributions in Helena Rice's memory may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home through the office of the MAHAR SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at: www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 20, 2014
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