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Robert "Bob" Rice

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Robert Rice 1935-2009 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Robert "Bob" Rice, 73, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday October 8, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He resided on Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls with his wife Marguerite Dooley Rice whom he married on June 13, 1959. Bob was born on December 30, 1935, in Bennington, son of the late Raymond and Regina Marcoux Rice. He was a graduate of Ben-Hi High School and served in the Navy four years, during the Korean Conflict. Bob worked for many years at the former Wood Flong and Oak Materials both in Hoosick Falls. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. As a young man he was an all around sportsman, excelling in baseball and basketball. He also coached youth baseball for many years. Bob's family was the center of his life and he was an avid Red Sox and New York Giants fan. Survivors other than his wife, Peg, include children Tony (Elva) Rice of Hoosick Falls, John Rice of Oswego, N.Y., Mark (Debbie) Rice of Pittstown, N.Y., and Sheila Rice (fiancé Scott Mather) of Hoosick Falls; four grandchildren, Nicole, Holly, Mackenzie and Jack Rice; sisters, Rosemary (Russ) Christie and Gail (John) Ryan. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 13, at 9:15 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the Gerald B.H. Solomon/Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N. Y. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday October 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 10, 2009
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