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Margaret Rice

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Margaret M Rice 1927-2012 PITTSFIELD Margaret M Rice, 85, formerly of Pittsfield, died Monday, February 6, 2012, at Laurel Lake Center for Health. Born in Pittsfield on January 1, 1927, the first child of Karl and Marguerite Borden Janssen, she was a 1945 graduate of Pittsfield High School where she was active in sports. Primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Rice, had, at one time, worked at the former Sheaffer-Eaton Paper Company for several years. Mrs. Rice was very proud of being a "Nana and Great Nana", and taking care of all her family. Her husband, Charles S. Rice, whom she married July 7, 1951, died July 12, 2004. Mrs. Rice is survived by a son, Robert C. Rice and his wife: Kathleen, of Pittsfield; two grandchildren, Matthew R. Rice and his wife: Brooke, of Woodford, VT., and Erinn K. Rice and her fiance: Jason, of Adams; and her great grandson, Evan; a brother, Karl Janssen and his wife: Marlene, of Ormond Beach, Fla., a sister, Shirley Winnard and her husband: Phil, of Pittsfield, as well as sister-in-law: Ellen Janssen and sister- and brother-in-law: Eleanor and Roland Andrus and nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Margaret "Bunny" Rice, who died August 12, 2010, and a brother, Richard T. Janssen, Sr., who died January 14, 2012. The family would like to express their appreciation to the caregivers at Laurel Lake. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Margaret M Rice will be held Wednesday, February 8, at 1:30 p.m., at DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2012
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