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William H. Rice 1920 - 2011 NORTH PETERSBURGH, NY William H. Rice, 91, a resident of Route 346, North Petersburgh, N.Y. died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Born in Bennington, Vt., on Jan. 22, 1920, son of the late John P. and Pearl (Sweet) Rice, he received his education in the Bennington and Hoosick Falls schools. Bill was a World War II Navy veteran. He married the former Dorothy Turner at the Old Stone Church in North Bennington on June 26, 1938. Dorothy died August 10, 1997. Bill later married the former Alice Vanier Bowen in Bennington on July 11, 1998. For many years Bill was employed at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY until the time of his retirement. He was also a professional spray painter and enjoyed raising animals. Survivors include his wife, Alice Rice of North Petersburgh; a daughter, Arlene LaCross of Bennington; three grandchildren, Marcy, Mark and Alvin; a brother, Clarence Rice of Bennington; seven step-children, Cathy, John, Susan, Joan, James, Alicia and Michael; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by a step-son, Richard, and several siblings. MEMORIAL NOTICE: Memorial services celebrating the life of William H. Rice will be held from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Robin Greene officiating. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in Mr. Rice's name may be made to Crescent Manor Care Centers to be used in The Dementia Unit through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 13, 2011
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