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Patrick M. Rice Dies in Florida

Patrick M. RicePatrick M. Rice of Bradenton, Fla., 87, passed away Jan. 10, 2014. He was born March 25, 1926, in Elcho, Wis., to the late Dennis E. and Clara H. (Borth) Rice. Patrick served with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from the Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. He then went to work as an administrator for the U.S. Government on Guam and also as an accountant in the telephone industry. He also worked for the Virgin Islands Government for over 20 years as the executive director of the Public Services Commission.
He moved to Bradenton, Florida, in June of 1995, coming from St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. Patrick’s memberships included the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans and Rotary Club of South Manatee — all of Bradenton. His memberships also included Rotary Club of St. Thomas, Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Selective Service System — all of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Patrick was the 11th of 13 children, 11 of whom have predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Condon) Rice of Bradenton; sons: Christopher C. of Woodbridge, Va., and Kevin F. (Maria Cruz) Rice of Bradenton; daughter, M.C. Rice of Bradenton; brother, Eugene (Dolores) Rice of Clintonville, Wis.; granddaughter, Heather Marie Rice of Bradenton; numerous nieces and nephews, and tons of cousins; and close friends.
A family eulogy will be held at 9:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3100 26th Street West, Bradenton. Committal will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the children’s ministry at St. Joseph Catholic Church in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bradenton/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-m-rice&pid=169029655#sthash.BmXEiBSE.dpuf

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