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John A. Rice

Tinton Falls - John A. Rice, 96, of Tinton Falls, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Tues. Feb. 6, 2018. He worked as a Line Illustrator at Fort Monmouth for 30 years before retiring. John was an Army Veteran during WWII, received the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post #346 of Neptune, Disabled American Veteran Chapter 37 and Military order of the Purple Heart. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ellen Rice; sons; William E. Rice and Robert A. Rice; brother, Willard F. Rice; sisters, Margaret L. Gaross and Caroline A. Bourdlais. Surviving are his daughter, Carol Blakeley, and husband, William, of Tinton Falls; son, Hedley Mergaugey and wife, Anna, of FL; brothers, Alfred M. Rice, of Bayville and Gerald Rice of Toms River; sister, Jane Wombough, of Neptune; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, from 4pm-8pm with a 7pm American Legion service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. An 11am service will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 10, 2018
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