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Peter E. Rice

January 4, 1934 ~ March 11, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Peter Rice Obituary

Uxbridge- Peter E. Rice, 89, of Oak St., formerly of Hecla St. passed away peacefully on Sat. March 11, 2023 after a brief illness with his family by his side.

     He is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary T. (Finnigan) Rice; 3 children Kathleen A. Rice of Uxbridge, Eileen M. Rice and her husband Randy Kibbe of Northbridge; and Peter E. Rice and his fiancé Alyson of Uxbridge; 3 grandchildren Jordon and Brendon Rice and Katherine Kibbe; and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Helen V. Duffy, Barbara Frabotta, Charles A. Rice Sr., and Leo M. Rice. Born in Milford, MA on Jan. 4, 1934, he was the son of Peter E. and Katherine (Tynan) Rice and lived in Uxbridge most of his life.

     Mr. Rice worked in the Engineering Shop at Wyman Gordon Co. in Grafton for 40 years, retiring in 1994. He also did accounting work for the Town of Uxbridge several years and delivered Meals on Wheels for the Uxbridge Senior Center.

     A graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1951 and Worcester Jr. College, he was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving aboard submarines in Norfolk, VA, San Diego, Japan and Spain. He enjoyed visiting the town coffee shops, playing golf, and watching NE sports teams. Family was most important to Pete however. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and could often be seen sitting on his porch on Oak St. with his wife Mary.

     He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Charles A. Rice American Legion.

     His funeral will be held  Thurs. March 16 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. with a Mass at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wed. March 15 from 4 to 7 pm and Thurs. March 16 from 9 to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charles A. Rice American Legion, Post 33, 59 Douglas St. Uxbridge, MA 01569.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home
35 Snowling Rd.
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Visitation
Thursday
March 16, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home
35 Snowling Rd.
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Funeral Mass
Thursday
March 16, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
77 Mendon St.
Uxbridge, MA 01569

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