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Richard J. Rice Sr.

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Richard J. Rice Sr. 1935-2008 NORTH BENNINGTON Richard J. "Dick" Rice Sr., 73, a resident of Harrington Road, died suddenly Friday March 14, at his residence. He was born in Bennington, Vt. Jan. 29, 1935. Son of the late Kenneth Rice Sr. and Jennie Lane Rice. Dick received his education in North Bennington. On June 12, 1954 he married Annette LaFlamme at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington. Mr. Rice owned and operated Dick Rice Roofing for over 30 years. He enjoyed the simplicity of life, his home, family and friends. Dick was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed nature, hunting, fishing and his camp in Fayville. He leaves his wife of 53 years Annette Rice of North Bennington. Their children Richard J. Rice Jr. and his life companion Karolyn King of North Bennington. Michelle Niles and her husband Peter of North Bennington, Sandra Rhode and her husband Galen of North Bennington, Tammy Gerity and her husband Robert of Shaftsbury and Karen Moriarty and her husband Jon of West Hoosick, N.Y.. Thirteen grandchildren, Laura Niles, Matthew Niles, Ben Niles, Nathan Bushee, Lindsay Bushee, Robert Gerity, Tanner Gerity, Garrettt Gerity, Rebecca Gerity, Kelby Moriarty, Keenen Moriarty, Delaney Moriarty and Jenny Rice. One great grandson Keegan Niles. A sister Dorothy Wilkie and a brother Kenneth Rice. He also leaves nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a sister Helen Houran. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The burial will take place in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery in North Bennington. If friends desire contributions in memory of Mr. Richard J. Rice Sr. may be made to the Hale Mountain Fish and Game Club for support of the children's fishing derby through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 17, 2008
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