Odette Sara (Alexander) Rice, 92, of 43 Avery Brook Road, Heath, died Friday, October 26, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield.
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She was born in Hudson, Maine, March 18, 1920, the daughter of Myron and Mabel (McDaniels) Alexander.
Before moving to Heath several years ago she was employed as a stitcher for the Sebago Shoe Shop in Westbrook, Maine.
She was a No. 1 fan of the Irish tenor, Danny O'Donnell. She was fortunate enough to be able to attend many of his concerts. She also enjoyed bingo as well as crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In younger years she enjoyed flower gardening.
Survivors besides her husband of 35 years Francis A. Rice include her son Craig A. (Terry) Canales of Fargo, ND; her stepson Raymond (Sharon) Rice of Buckland; stepdaughters Sandra (Kenneth) Gilbert of Heath, Pam (Joe) Gilbert of Charlemont, Michele (Darryl) Cutter of Heath; 1 sister Doris Maher of Glenburn, Maine; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Hildred
At her request there are no services.
It is suggested donations may be made to either Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway Street, Greenfield, Ma 01301 or the Charlene Manor Activities Fund, 130 Colrain Road, Greenfield, Ma 01301.
Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.smithkelleherfuneralhome.com
Published in The Recorder on Oct. 29, 2012