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Ellen M. Rice, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ellen M. Furey Rice, 68, formerly of Chatham Street, Pittsfield, passed away August 31, 2019, at Williamstown Commons, surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 24, 1951, to Christopher and Mary C. Pizzuto Furey. She attended Taconic High School.

She married the late Andrew F. Rice on May 26, 1971. He predeceased her on May 21, 2004.

At one time, she was a communicant of St. Charles Church. She loved to golf and spending time with her friends and family.

Mrs. Rice is survived by her daughters, Leah Wilcox and husband Robert of Pittsfield and Alison Rice of North Adams; sister Mary O'Brien of Lanesborough; brother Michael Furey and wife Karen of Pittsfield; and four grandchildren, Kaylee and Andrew Wilcox and Connor and Samantha Kogut.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Christopher R., Robert E., John J. and Charles D. Furey.

Funeral notice: Calling hours for Mrs. Rice will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Dery Funeral Home in Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to HospiceCare In The Berkshires in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Allison: I'm so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is a huge heartbreak. My thoughts are with you.
from: Pauline Greenon: 09-07-2019

So very sorry to hear about Ellen. We worked together both at Carr Hardware and Canyon Ranch. She was always a good friend to me. My thoughts are with the family. May she rest in peace.

Mike Mariani
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