Niagara Gazette


December 21, 2013

Alice Rice


Alice (Bax) Rice, 96, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Elderwood Health Care Center at Riverwood in Grand Island, NY. Born and educated in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Alfredo and Carmella (DiSalvo) Bax.
On September 1, 1941, Alice married Charles E. Rice in Sacred Heart Church in Niagara Falls. Alice began working at Como Restaurant and later worked as a sales clerk at Biers Department Store on Falls Street, and later at the Rainbow Mall, all in Niagara Falls, NY. Alice will be remembered for her fabulous cooking skills, especially baking cookies for many of her family's weddings. She also enjoyed bowling, crocheting and working in her garden. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and sharing in their special moments. When her children were young, she was also active in the Mothers Club at Sacred Heart School and later on Bishop Duffy and Madonna High Schools in Niagara Falls.
Alice was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Rice on January 24, 1976. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Charles D. (Deborah) Rice of Grand Island, NY, Lorraine D. (Lee) Keener of Ojai, CA, and Ronald R. (Sue) R ice of Lewiston, NY; five grandchildren, Alexis Marie, Tara (Matt) May, Charles F. Rice, Elizabeth Rice, and Christopher Rice; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Dylan; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also predeceased her five siblings, Joseph (late Fran) Bax, Dr. Alphonso L. (late Corrine) Bax, Helen Bax, Emilia "Amy" (late John) Seyler, Massimo "Max" (late Marion) Bax and late infant brother, Octavio Bax.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5-9 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 23rd at 10:00 AM at St. Peter R.C. Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston, with Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.
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