Marjorie “Marcia” Lorraine Rice, 79, of Woolwich, died peacefully at home on Aug. 7.
She was born in Bath on July 14, 1939, a daughter of Anthony S. and Margaret (Reilly) Dodge.
She attended a one room schoolhouse in Woolwich and attended Morse High School. She married Maurice Nelson Rice in January of 1957. She lived in Boothbay Harbor, Florida, and then moved to Beacon Street in Bath where they started their family.
She also enjoyed her cats; she was an avid lover of all animals. She loved gardening and Elvis, and treasured her family and friends.
She was predeceased by husband, Maurice Nelson Rice in 1973; brother, David M. Dodge; and great-granddaughter, Saphira Sue Rich in 2012.
She is survived by sons, Marc A. Rice and former wife Cathleen of Bath, Michael W. Rice and wife Donna of Phippsburg, and Mitchell P. Rice of Woolwich; daughter, Melanie R. Caldwell of Bath; sister, Toni Brawn and partner Lloyd Delano of Wiscasset; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 18 at Riverside Cemetery in Woolwich. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Marcia will follow at 130 George Wright Rd., Woolwich
Memorial contributions may be made to CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011 or your local animal shelter.
Condolences may be made online Daiglefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.