Paula Rice

Rice, Paula, 84, of 31 Eagle Ave., Warwick, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Lewis Rice for 63 years. Born in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Louis and Blanche (Jagolinzer) Backerman, she had lived in Warwick for 54 years, previously residing in Cranston. She worked for Ross-Simons for many years until her retirement. Paula was a member of Hadassah and a past member of Temple Sinai. Devoted mother of Susan Rice of Warwick and Beth Rice of Boston, MA. Dear sister of Carolyn Marks of Warwick. Loving aunt of 3 nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity. Shiva will be observed at her late residence Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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