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  • Patricia M. Rice

  • Patricia M. Rice, 87, of state Route 167, town of Manheim, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.

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  • Patricia M. Rice, 87, of state Route 167, town of Manheim, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.
    She was born on Feb. 28, 1926 in Little Falls, the daughter of Albert and Carrie (Werner) Silvernail. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School, class of 1945.
    She was united in marriage to her husband of 63 years, Charles W. Rice, on June 26, 1948 at the First Baptist Church, Little Falls. Mr. Rice predeceased her on March 7, 2012.
    Mrs. Rice was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Little Falls, where she was active in the church choir and served as president of the WELCA of the church. She was also a member of the Manheim Home Makers and was active in her community, serving as a volunteer at the Red Cross blood drives and at the polls at election time. For almost 30 years she and Charles enjoyed spending the winter at their Florida home with their son, Jon, and with their friends in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
    She is survived by her sons, James C. Rice and daughter-in-law, Helen, of Honeoye Falls, and Jon R. Rice, of Little Falls and Fort Pierce, Fla.; her sister, Jean Neary, of Herkimer; three grandchildren, Mary Beth King (John), Michael Rice and Jonathan Rice; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Ellen Rice, in 1954.
    Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 512 E. Gansevoort St., Little Falls, with the Rev. Joseph Famulare officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Park Cemetery, Ingham Mills.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. and to attend the funeral services on Monday morning
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Rice be considered to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 512 E. Gansevoort St., Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.

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