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Mary Ellen Rice


1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
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Mary Rice

1933 - 2015 NORTHFIELD, MA A devoted partner and loving parent, Mary Ellen (Snow) Boutwell Rice, 82, a 60-year resident at Captain Beers Road died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA. She was born in Westfield, MA on August 1, 1933, the daughter of Max and Mary Elinor (Whitney) Snow. Mary attended Greenfield High School. She was a housekeeper for many years at the Linden Hill School, previously employed by the Weldon Hotel and the Northfield Inn. Mary was a collector of many things with her most recent passion being dolls. She loved gardening, visiting cathedrals, Elvis, dancing, old movies, a variety of music from country to Pat Boone to Judy Garland, decorating the house during the various holidays, cats, and visits with her family. Among her survivors, Mary will forever be remembered by her life partner, Robert Barry, three daughters, Ruth Ann (Boutwell) Baker and her life partner, Michael Neumann, of Northport, NY; Deborah Lee (Boutwell) Moran and her husband, John "Jack" of Kingston, NH; and Michelle Lynn (Rice) Estabrook and her husband, David, of Northfield; three sons, Douglas Allen Boutwell and his life partner, Renee Phaneuf of Deerfield, NH; Roger Wayne Boutwell of Greenfield, MA; and Steven Joel Boutwell of Southampton, MA; two sisters, Maxine Coughlin and Elizabeth Harris, both of Brattleboro, VT; eight grandchildren, Danielle Marie Stickney, Colby Tara (Boutwell) Matewski, Tyler Dent Boutwell, Devinne Christina Moran, Christopher John Moran, Christiann Boutwell, Sarahjane Boutwell, and Samantha Whitney Estabrook, and several great grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be held on Monday morning, August 31, from 10a.m. until 12noon, at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 220 Federal Street, Greenfield, with a memorial service at 12Noon with the Rev. Corey Sanderson officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary Rice may be made to the Dakin Humane Society, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054 or : https://www.dakinhumane.org/donate.html. Sympathy message available at : www.kostanskifuneralhome.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 26, 2015
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