Stella Rice, Scranton, died Thursday in Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of Joseph Rice. The couple celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Feb. 17.
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Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Carl and Josephine Salvino, she was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church and educated in Dunmore public schools. She was employed at Mid-Valley Long Term, the Scranton State Hospital and NEIU.
Stella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family meant the world to her. She was the type of woman if you met her once she would be in your heart forever. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Telespond Senior Services, Moses Taylor Hospital and the Commonwealth Hospice and Home Health of NEPA, for their kind and compassionate care given to Stella and her family.
Also surviving are a daughter, Debra Anderson and husband, Peter, of Georgia; a son, Ted Rice and fiancée, Michele Ortiz; two grandchildren, Peter and Nicole Anderson; a sister, Theresa Tylawski, Dunmore; several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Naro and Marie Pazzaglia; a brother, Sam Salvino; and a niece, Dina Pazzaglia.
The funeral will be today with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, 324 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment, private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton.
Condolences: www. thomasjhughesfuneral homes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 9, 2013