A memorial service will be held this Saturday Feb. 8 at the Cabot Funeral Home at 2 p.m. for Roger Rice, 79, who died Jan. 31 at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. Friends may call on the family for one hour prior to the service.
Roger was born March 11, 1934 in Randolph, the son of Denzil and Mildred (Hadley) Rice.
Roger was educated in East Randolph and spent many of his early years farming and doing carpentry work in the Randolph area. Roger served four years in the U.S. Air Force.
Roger married Lois Longe on Oct. 18, 1957 in Barre, together they moved to the Woodstock area for the rest of their lives. Roger worked from 1960-1995 as an auto mechanic for A & B Motors. After retirement Roger worked as a greeter at Walmart in Lebanon and also worked at the Woodstock Farmers Market, did small engine repair, yard saling and collecting. Roger enjoyed family outings, riding and visiting in the Randolph area.
Roger was a member of the Hartford Elks, VFW in White River, and the American Legion in Woodstock and White River.
Roger is survived by his wife Lois of W. Topsham; two sons Patrick, Newport, N.H. and James and his wife Tammy, Springfield; two daughters Marion and her husband Perley, West Topsham and Sara Beane, Shelton, Wash. and her husband Charles; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, David, Gordon and Benjamin; two half-brothers Kenneth Batchler and Richard Goodell; and two sisters Jaquline and Joan.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Lois Trust, care of Sharon Smith, 9 Felch Rd. Topsham, 05058.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.
Condolences may be offered at cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the February 6, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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